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PL News and Notes: July 21, 2011

by on Jul.22, 2011 @ 2:25 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks announced today that, with the support from Sadaharu Oh and the Oh support group, they'll be inviting 38 earthquake/tsunami survivors (currently taking refuge in Kitakyushu and Fukuoka) to two games at Yahoo Dome on 7/26 and 7/27 (both vs Rakuten).  That's 10 from Kitakyushu on the 26th and 28 from Fukuoka on the 27th.

Chiba Lotte Marines

In cooperation with Nippon Broadcasting (ニッポン放送), the Marines will sell special Commentator Seat tickets for their game on 9/26 (vs Seibu).  The seats will cost 10,000 yen (which includes a free drink) and will be located near the broadcast booth.  A total 60 seats will be available.  Additional details will be posted at the official team site on 8/1.

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yu Darvish notched his 13th victory of the year last night and became the first pitcher to win 13 or more games before the All-Star break since Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) won 14 in 2008 and the first pitcher in franchise history to record 13 wins before the All-Star break since Tomehiro Kaneda won 13 in 1970.


Yuki Saito worked on his lower body yesterday and also threw 35 pitches (mostly fastballs) in the bullpen.

Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles have opened up an English section at their website.