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[8/30/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions

by on Aug.31, 2014 @ 3:41 am, under NPB, Roster Updates

Rakuten Eagles

  • The new seating section at kobo Stadium opened on Saturday. Takahiro Norimoto and Yuki Matsui participated in the opening ceremonies and high-fived fans as they entered the stadium for the new section. Source: official announcementSponichi 8/30/2014 ... The new seating section helped the Eagles set a new attendance record: 25,308. Source: official announcement
  • Takaaki Yokoyama became the thirty-seven player in NPB history, eighteenth in Pacific League history, to record a victory on one pitch during Saturday's game against the Softbank Hawks. He also became: the sixth pitcher in NPB history, fourth in PL history, to record their first career victory on one pitch; and the first pitcher in NPB history to accomplish the feat in his first career appearance. Source: Daily Sports 8/30/2014Daily Sports 8/30/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Tomoya Mori was a member of the Sakai Big Boys when he first met Yusei Kikuchi in 2009.  His team visited Naruohama to watch Hanamaki Higashi practice during the Summer Koshien.  Kikuchi spoke to Mori and mused about the possibility of playing together in the pros some time in the future. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014, Sports Hochi 8/30/2014