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NPB General News and Notes: July 9, 2012

by on Jul.09, 2012 @ 11:52 pm, under NPB

The NPB held an executive committee meeting in Tokyo today.  The Yomiuri Giants and Yokohama Bay Stars provided reports of their run-ins with the media concerning an incident involving Tatsunori Hara and a 100M yen pay-off -- Yomiuri stated that, as they understood it, they did not pay money into a criminal organization and Yokohama added that there was no truth to Kiyoshi Nakahata providing former gangsters with Hara's contact information.

The group also confirmed that a final decision on Ryozo Kato's third term as NPB commissioner will be made during the next owners meeting on July 12.

Source: Sponichi 7/9/2012

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The Pacific League held a board of directors meeting today and decided to officially recognize players that reach the 1,000 runs scored and 4,000 total bases milestones.  The Central League already does this.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/9/2012

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UPDATE 7/10 @ 1:41pm - Other things discussed:

  • At the PL board of directors meeting - request to NPB to set thorough standards/limits to color and size of under garments and protectors.
  • At the CL board of directors meeting - ban talks between opponent players once gates to the stadium open.
  • At the executive committee meeting - select and announce Samurai Japan manager by the end of August.

Source: Sponichi 7/10/2012