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[4/27/2013] Yomiuri, Yakult, Hanshin

by on Apr.27, 2013 @ 2:45 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Hideki Matsui and Shigeo Nagashima memorabilia will be on display at The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo between April 26 and May 29.

Source: official announcement

Matsui and Nagashima are scheduled to watch the game on May 5 with team chairman Tsuneo Watanabe.  This will be the first time all three have met in one place since Matsui decided to head overseas in 2002.  Team owner Kojiro Shiraishi will also join the mix.

Source: Daily Sports 4/27/2013

Yakult Swallows

At forty-two years and five months, Shinya Miyamoto extended his own record for oldest player in franchise history to collect a modasho on Friday night with four hits.

Source: Sponichi 4/27/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Heading into Friday's game against Yokohama, Randy Messenger was 7-2 with a 2.19 ERA over nineteen games.  He was also carrying with him, a twenty-three scoreless innings streak.

Source: Daily Sports 4/27/2013


Kosuke Fukudome turned thirty-six on Friday.