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Around the NPB Horn: Some uniform number changes

by on Dec.10, 2009 @ 2:17 am, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

...Tadahito Iguchi is aiming for the triple three: .300 batting average, 30 home runs, 30 stolen bases.

Chunichi Dragons

...Dragons owner Bungo Shirai offered Kazuyoshi Tatsunami's uniform number 3 to Masahiko Morino back on 11/5.  Morino originally accepted the new number, but decided he no longer wanted the number and will now wear the number 30 next season (he wore the number 31 this past season).

Hanshin Tigers

...The Tigers signed former Rakuten Eagle Hisanori Nishitani to an Ikusei contract.

Nippon Ham Fighters

...Eiichi Koyano's uniform number next season will be 5.  He wore the #31 this past season.

Yakult Swallows

...The Swallows announced the following uniform number changes:

Jun Hagiwara - 48 > 42
Yuya Kamada - 20 > 48
Shun Takaichi - 14 > 54

Yomiuri Giants

...Shun Yamaguchi was given the Giants - Yanase MVP award on Wednesday.  Yamaguchi was also given a Mercedes Benz (valued at about 7M yen).


...The 2009 Hochi Pro Sports Awards were handed out on WednesdayHayato Sakamoto (YOM) won the award for the Central League while Teppei won for the Pacific League.  An Honorable Mention was handed to Tatsunori Hara and Tetsuya Matsumoto was given the Fresh Award.