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Important Announcement

by on Apr.05, 2016 @ 6:50 pm, under Site Updates

I have an important announcement to make.

YakyuBaka will no longer be updated, as of today. The site itself will remain open and accessible, but updates will not be made.

Some of you may have noticed that updates have been a little inconsistent since March. This is in no way an indication of a loss of interest on my part to keep the site updated. In fact, quite the opposite.

I started working on a new site that should make it easier for everyone to find the information they want. When I first started YakyuBaka, I did not put much thought into organization or presentation. It was not much of a problem early on, but with over 33,000 posts in the books, I feel this is something I have to address.

Keeping the YakyuBaka name was an option, but after careful consideration, I decided to go with a new name.

Beginning today, all new updates will be made at YakyuDB.com.

Please update your bookmarks accordingly.

I am not sure if this move will sit well with everyone. But my goal has, and will always be, to provide as much news about yakyu in Japan as I can. To that end, I felt starting over from scratch was the best way to begin.

I should note that other factors did come into play when I decided to move to a new domain, but I am not at liberty to discuss them at this point in time.

As always. if you have suggestions or comments about the new site (direction, format, design, speed, or anything else), please send them to me at info at yakyubaka.com or post them in the comments section below. You can also leave comments at YakuDB.com.

[5/22/2015] An interruption in the posting schedule for this weekend

by on May.23, 2015 @ 4:31 am, under Site Updates

Just a quick an announcement...

There will be an interruption in my posting schedule this weekend because I'm getting married on Saturday. I still plan on posting box scores, but that will probably be it. I might make an exception if there's a breaking story, but otherwise, it will probably be a fairly light weekend. I'll try to catch up on the news starting on Monday.

[3/27/2015] Spring Koshien Stats Added

by on Mar.27, 2015 @ 9:00 am, under High School, Site Updates, Spring Koshien

The stats section for the 87th Spring Koshien is now online. It is updated through to the end of March 26 (Thursday). I haven't really had a chance to check things completely, so you might come across some oddities. If you do, please tell me about it, either by using the comment form below, or by dropping me an e-mail at gen [at] yakyubaka [dot] com.

BTW: I already know about Matsuyama Higashi being registered as Matsuyama (Higashi). This will be fixed during the next update.

Koshien Stats

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[11/7/2014] 2014 Draft Class Contract Status

by on Nov.08, 2014 @ 4:16 am, under Site Updates

I created a separate contract status page for the 2014 draft class. This page will be updated as new information is posted by the media.

I will also be adding a separate news updates section for the 2014 draft class. I haven't gotten around to adding it in yet, but I have been adding news updates to it since the draft so it will be full of news when it is ready to go.

2014 Draft Class Contract Status

[4/2/2014] Koshien Stats updated

by on Apr.02, 2014 @ 2:24 am, under Site Updates

The Koshien Stats section has been updated with through to the end of Day 11.  I couldn't update the stats in time for Day 10, but I did put an update through after Day 9.  I just wasn't able to get around to posting an update about it here.

I also knocked out a couple of nasty bugs that cropped up for pitchers that made multiple appearances in the same game (for example, Yokohama's Masashi Ito against Hachinohe Gakuin Kosei on March 27).  There were also a couple of other minor bugs that I fixed.

If anyone happens to come across other bugs, please feel free to let me know via the comment section below or by e-mail.

[3/23/2014] Apologies for the delays in updates

by on Mar.23, 2014 @ 10:39 pm, under Site Updates

I just wanted to give folks an update about my recent posting schedule and apologize for the delays.

I've been a little swamped and I've also been working on the 2014 Spring Koshien version of the 2013 Summer Koshien section.  This has probably taken up most of my time the last couple of days and should be very nearly done.  It should complement the box scores I post and provide at least a little more information for those interested.

Once I get the Koshien project out the door, I should return to something of a normal posting schedule.  Until then, please bear with me a bit longer.

Rebuilding the site: HTML and CSS changes

by on Feb.12, 2014 @ 1:57 pm, under Site Updates

A few of you may have noticed a couple of minor changes to the site over the last few days.  I have been working on a few HTML and CSS issues that were causing problems on handheld devices.  There were also some things I was trying to do to improve load times, like re-structuring the HTML into smaller sections, particularly for the top page, so that things load more efficiently.  I'm happy with the changes for the time being, but there may be some issues that I overlooked.  There may also be some things that people asked me to change in the past, but reverted back with the most recent up.  Slime pointed out an issue with the font size.  I have tried upping the size so hopefully that is back to normal.  If there are any other issues, please post them in the comments sections.


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Happy New Year 2014

by on Jan.02, 2014 @ 4:53 pm, under Site Updates


It's a day late if you live in Japan, but nevertheless, I wanted to wish everyone and happy and healthy 2014.

For everyone that supported the Yakyubaka in 2013, I extend my sincerest gratitude and appreciation.  I hope that I can continue to provide you with your Japanese baseball fix.

On a side note, some of you may be a little surprised with the new design.  I hope it isn't too jarring or disturbing.  I recently noticed a growing number of users accessing the site through various portable devices, so I thought I would try my hand at responsive design.  There are still a lot of kinks to work out, so if you happen to notice anything strange, please feel free to let me know by either contacting me via e-mail or posting a comment below.

[9/26/2013] 2013 Salary Reports have been added

by on Sep.26, 2013 @ 10:57 am, under Site Updates

Just a quick update: the 2013 Salary Reports have been added.  Sorry it took so long.  I had most of them finished but had to re-check them and then sort of forgot about them.  They are now all up and can be accessed from the NPB Salaries page.

Apologies for the delay.

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[8/16/2013] 2013 Summer Koshien Stats

by on Aug.16, 2013 @ 7:18 am, under High School, Site Updates, Summer Koshien

I've been working on a little section for 2013 Summer Koshien Stats.  It is still far from done, but I thought I'd go ahead and open the section up to anyone that might be interested.  It contains stats from the start of the tournament through to August 15.  The index page will give you the full list of players that have appeared in tournament.  Clicking into the team will show the roster for that team.  Clicking into inidividual names will give you their stats for the tournament.  You can also click into individual games for hitters to see more information about their at bats.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to either post it down below in the comments, or drop me an e-mail at gen [at] yakyubaka dot com.

Koshien Stats

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