Nippon Ham Fighters
The Fighters announced that their Ni-gun team will be playing an exhibition game against Fuji Juko (Industrial League) at Kamagaya on July 10. Admission will be free and the game will start at 11:00am.
Kensuke Kondo joined Hachiro Yamamoto (1956) and Junzo Ando (1954) as the only catchers out of high school in franchise history to see playing time as a catcher at the Ichi-gun level during their first year. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/5/2012
The Buffaloes are planning to hold a press conference for Alex Maestri on Friday. Source: Sports Hochi 7/5/2012
The Buffaloes scored three runs on sac hits over three consecutive innings on Wednesday (1st, 2nd, and 3rd innings) for the first time since July 28, 1992 (7th, 8th, and 9th innings). Source: Sanspo 7/5/2012, Sponichi 7/5/2012