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[8/29/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.29, 2014 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles unveiled the new seating sections on the third base side at kobo Stadium to the media on Friday.  The new sections cost about two billion yen to build and added 3,019 new seats.  Max capacity will go up to 28,736 when the new sections open Saturday. Source: Sports Hochi 8/29/2014
  • The Rakuten players group will donate one million yen to landslide relief in Hiroshima on Friday.  Senichi Hoshino, the coaches, and the organization will donate one million yen. Source: official announcement

Softbank Hawks

  • Ryota Igarashi became the sixteenth pitcher in NPB history to record 100 holds on Thursday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani became just the second player in NPB history to hit seven home runs in the same season he recorded ten or more victories as a pitcher.  The other was Hideo Fujimoto in 1950: twenty-six victories and seven home runs. Source: Sports Hochi 8/29/2014 ... Otani hit another home run on Friday and became the first player in NPB history to win ten games and hit eight home runs in the same season.