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[10/6/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Oct.07, 2015 @ 8:16 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • The 2015 Hawks are the fourth team in franchise history to win ninety or more games in a season (ninety-one in 1954, NPB record ninety-nine in 1955, and ninety-six in 1956), and the eleventh in NPB history (ninety-eight by Shochiku in 1950, ninety by Nishitetsu in 1954, ninety-two by Yomiuri in 1955, ninety by Nishitetsu in 1955, ninety-six by Nishitetsu in 1956, ninety-one by Yomiuri in 1965, and ninety by Seibu in 2002). Kimiyasu Kudo joins Haruki Ihara as the only managers to win ninety games in their first year. Source: Sanspo 10/5/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes are planning to send Kazumasa Yoshida and Sachiya Yamasaki to play winter ball in Puerto Rico. Source: Daily Sorts 10/5/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Ichi-gun fall camp usually takes place in Nango, Miyazaki. Ni-gun camp usually takes place in Tokorozawa, Saitama. The Lions are planning to hold both camps in Nango, Miyazaki this fall. Source: Daily Sports 10/6/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Takahiro Norimoto struck out six against Lotte on October 6 and finished the season with 215 strikeouts. He is the first pitcher in the Pacific League to lead the league in strikeouts two years in a row since Yu Darvish in 2010 and 2011. Source: Sponichi 10/6/2015
  • Tomohiro Anraku became the eighteenth rookie drafted out of high school to record a win in his first outing, first since Shota Takeda in 2012. He is the eighth Rakuten pitcher out of high school to record an appearance in his first year and the first to record a win his first appearance. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/6/2015