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[12/8/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Dec.09, 2014 @ 1:27 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants held a press conference to introduce Ryoji Aikawa and Tatsuhiko Kinjo on Monday. Aikawa was assigned the number twenty-three, Kinjo the number thirty-three. Source: official announcement .. Aikawa selected the number twenty-three in honor of his late mother (her birthday was on July 23). Source: Daily Sports 12/8/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers' first practice game during spring camp is slated to take place on February 11 against Nippon Ham. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/8/2014
  • Hanshin has played 9,926 games. Assuming no rain outs, they will reach 10,000 on June 30 against Yakult at Jingu. They have also recorded 4,976 victories. Source: Sponichi 12/8/2014

Hiroshima Carp

Yakult Swallows

  • Yasuhiro Ogawa will be moving out of the team dormitory and into his own place this month. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2014