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[9/4/2014] Softbank Hawks: Good chance Koji Akiyama will return next season

by on Sep.05, 2014 @ 12:51 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Koji Akiyama is in the final year of his contract. President and acting owner Yoshimitsu Goto told reporters he was happy with the team's performance and saw no reason to make any changes if the team continued to play well through to the end. He also implied that there were no good replacement candidates. Nothing has been decided, but it seems there is a good chance Akiyama will return next season. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/4/2014, Daily Sports 9/4/2014
  • On Wednesday, the Hawks became the first team in either league to record seventy victories this season. The last time they were first to seventy wins was in 2011. Source: Sponichi 9/4/2014 ... This was the fifteenth time the Hawks were the first to win seventy games, excluding the two-half seasons between 1973 and 1982. Source: Sanspo 9/4/2014