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[11/23/2013] Yakult Swallows, Hiroshima Carp, Hanshin Tigers

by on Nov.24, 2013 @ 3:17 am, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

Ryosuke Morioka was named the next team player's chairman.

Source: Sanspo 11/23/2013

Hiroshima Carp

The 2014 team slogan will be 赤道直火 Red All The Way 赤く、熱く、真直ぐに。(sekidochokka Red All The Way akaku, atsuku, masuguni.)

Source: official announcement

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Kan Otake ended up making it to fan appreciation day on Saturday.

"I thought I would take a peek, say hello, while talking to everyone [inside].  I was supposed to come here to get my stuff today anyway.  It was fun," Otake said.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/23/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Ryosuke Ogata (23), Shinta Hifumi (21), Kazuhito Futagami (26), and Hiroaki Saiuchi (20) will be playing winter ball in Taiwan.

Source: official announcement

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Munoru Iwata donated 200,000 yen to the Type 1 Diabetes Research Fund (1型糖尿病研究基金).

Iwata has been donating 100,000 yen for every victory he records during the regular season since 2009.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/24/2013

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Shintaro Fujinami was named this season's Yanase MVP during fan appreciation day.  He plans to give his parents the car he was given for winning the award.

Source: Sanspo 11/23/2013