Within months, if not years, after constant lobbying and pleading Tim Cunningham to sit down and tell some of his stories and experiences, he finally succumbed to the cold windy morning after the promise of coffee and the obligation to make sure everything printed would be appropriate for the newspaper. So he was at theREAD MORE
Two of the most celebrated foreign-born players in NPB history took their place among the greats on Friday afternoon when Alex Ramirez and Randy Bass were voted into the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame. The two sluggers were joined in the Class of 2023 by composer Yuji Koseki. Ramirez was named by the Player SelectionREAD MORE
Identical baseball players Brady Feigl with the same name underwent a DNA test to see if they were related.
Two Minor League Baseball pitchers with the same name and eerily similar looks have undergone a DNA test to find out if they are actually related after years of being confused for each other. New York Post reports that Brady Feigl, 32, who plays for the Long Island Ducks, looks almost the same as anotherREAD MORE
Lars Nutbaar of the Cardinals will play for Japan in the WBC, which would be “a big first step for Japanese baseball”.
While it’s not official yet, St. Lars Nutbaar of the Louis Cardinals is ready to play for Japan in March’s World Baseball Classic, and manager Hideki Kuriyama said Wednesday he’s excited about what the outfielder’s inclusion will mean. Nutbar, 25, whose mother is Japanese, played in 166 games with a career .231 batting average, 19READ MORE
Shohei Otani and Hideki Kuriyama won the Japan Series title together in 2016. In 2023 they will take over the world. Kuriyama, manager of Samurai Japan, named the first 12 members of his team for the upcoming World Baseball Classic on Friday, with the double-sided star of the Los Angeles Angels as the centerpiece. Can’tREAD MORE
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Melanie Dignaschi is a seasoned sportswriter for the Canberra Times with a true passion for all sports. She has covered all codes from the NRL to the NFL and has a background in print, digital, podcast, television and video journalism, having worked in the newsrooms at Nine, Fox Sports and Seven before moving to theREAD MORE
San Diego – Hideki Kuriyama, Japanese manager of the World Baseball Classic, said Tuesday that he is considering whether Los Angeles Angels double-sided star Shohei Otani should play in next March’s tournament, bat or do both. “Basically, I think he should be able to do both,” Hideki Kuriyama said at a press conference at theREAD MORE
Of course, as leaves fall to the ground and turkey food fills the air, the fall baseball tradition is about to be revived too. Twelve Nippon Professional Baseball teams have launched an annual search for foreign talent to play in Japan next season. Many of those who accept offers will no doubt prepare for thisREAD MORE
Sumo with a thousand-year history is often called Japanese kokugior national sport. Although not an official designation, it is a description few in the sport shy away from: three of the Japan Sumo Association’s six annual tournaments take place in an arena called the Kokugikan (National Sports Hall), and the organization itself is headquartered inREAD MORE
Shohei Otani plans to play for Japan during the World Baseball Classic next spring, the Los Angeles Angels star revealed on his Instagram page Thursday. In a message written in both Japanese and English, Otani thanked his fans for their support this year before announcing that he put his name on the hat to playREAD MORE