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[9/18/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Sep.19, 2014 @ 2:53 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Andruw Jones became the fourth player in NPB history to record 100 or more walks in at least two consecutive seasons. The other three players: Sadaharu Oh (1963-1978), Hiromitsu Ochiai (1985-1986), and Hideki Matsui (1997-1998, 2000-2002). Source: Sponichi 9/18/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Tadahito Iguchi is not ready to retire and would like to continue playing in 2015. The Marines are interested in re-signing him (they feel he is a good influence on the younger players). Source: Daily Sports 9/18/2014, Sanspo 9/18/2014

Orix Buffaloes

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Fan Festival 2014 is scheduled to take place at Sapporo Dome on November 22. Source: Daily Sports 9/18/2014
  • Shohei Otani's next start will most likely come on the 21st against the Rakuten Eagles at kobo Stadium. Source: Daily Sports 9/18/2014
  • Atsunori Inaba recorded a pinch-hit home run on Wednesday at forty-two years and one month. It was the sixth pinch-hit home run of his career, first since August 7, 2005. The last player in the NPB over forty-two to record a pinch-hit home run was Tomoaki Kanemoto at forty-four years and five months on September 26, 2012; the last player in the Pacific League over forty-two to record a pinch-hit home run was Yasunori Oshima at forty-three years and eight months on June 25, 1994. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/18/2014