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Nippon Ham, Seibu, Lotte: July 4, 2012

by on Jul.04, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Kensuke Kondo became just the third catcher drafted out of high school in franchise history to play in an Ichi-gun game in his first year.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/4/2012

Seibu Lions

The Lions announced today that Mariko Adachi and Juri Ide (triathletes) will take part in the ceremonial first pitch on July 6.

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tomoya Satozaki became the first homegrown catcher in franchise history to reach the 100 homer milestone.  The home run came in the 3rd inning of tonight's game against Rakuten Eagles' starter Manabu Mima.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/4/2012

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Yoshihisa Naruse notched his eighth victory of the year and is aiming for ten before the All-Star break (he should get two more starts assuming no rain-outs).  Source: Sanspo 7/4/2012