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Sponichi’s Top Ten NPB Stories of 2011

by on Dec.30, 2011 @ 12:17 pm, under NPB

Sponichi has selected their top ten NPB stories of 2011.  They are as follows:

  1. The earthquake/tsunami and the start of the season
  2. The sale of the Yokohama Bay Stars
  3. The Kiyotake Problem
  4. The new NPB baseball and the six pitchers that ended with ERAs under 2.00
  5. Yu Darvish's posting
  6. The Softbank Hawks become Nippon Series champs
  7. The Chunichi Dragons coming alive after front office decides to let Hiromitsu Ochiai go
  8. Masahiro Tanaka vs Yuki Saito
  9. Nippon Ham Fighters draft: Tomoyuki Sugano and drafting a softball player
  10. For the first time in eight years, three new managers with no managerial experience are announced -- Kiyoshi Nakahata, Yutaka Wada, and Hideki Kuriyama