Nippon Ham Fighters
Naoki Miyanishi became the quickest pitcher in PL history to reach the 100-hold milestone on Friday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2012
Masaru Nakamura joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Friday. He is currently slated to start Sunday's game against Lotte (at Sapporo Dome). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2012
Yuki Saito threw sixty-four pitches in the bullpen at Kamagaya on Friday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2012
The Fighters announced a couple of special ticket packages that either include a ticket for the first game of the Climax Series or a ticket to Fan Festival 2012. More details can be found at the official team site.
The Lions became the first team to record two triple plays in one season since Kintetsu in 2002. Source: Sanspo 8/18/2012
Akinobu Okada suffered his 500th career managerial loss on Friday. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/201
Akihisa Makida is using a bat that has a thinner handle and is about twenty grams lighter than the one he used at the start of the season. Source: Sports Hochi 8/18/2012
The Eagles will give away free tickets to families (up to four) with at least one child in junior high or younger. Games: August 21-23 (vs Lotte), August 24 (vs Nippon Ham). More information can be found at the official team site.