Category: Did You Know

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Tomoya Hoshi: Did You Know

Relationships

Hoshi (23) filed marriage papers with a twenty-three-year-old woman living in Tokyo on January 16.

Source: Sponichi 1/18/2018, Sanspo 1/18/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/18/2018

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RAK

Tsuyoshi Yamasaki: Did You Know

Running

Yamasaki ran the ten-meter in 1.68 seconds during rookie workouts on January 17, 2018. He can run the fifty-meter in 5.8 seconds.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/18/2018, Daily Sports 1/18/2018, Sports Hochi 1/18/2018

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YAK

Yasutaka Shiomi: Did You Know

Running

Shiomi ran the thirty-meter in 3.85 seconds during rookie workouts at Toda Stadium on January 16, 2018.

Source: Sports Hochi 1/17/2018, Sponichi 1/17/2018, Daily Sports 1/17/2018

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HAN

Yutaro Itayama: Did You Know

Weight

  • Itayama gained eight kilograms (from seventy-eight to eighty-six kilograms) in two months (December and January) after the 2017 season. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/14/2018
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LOT

Hisanori Yasuda: Did You Know

Major League

Yasuda is interested in playing in the Majors. He sees it as part of a natural progression as an athlete (the desire to improve and become better).

Source: Sports Hochi 1/12/2018, Sponichi 1/12/2018, Daily Sports 1/12/2018

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HAN

Haruto Takahashi: Did You Know

Running

Takahashi ran the 3000 meter in eleven minutes and forty-eight seconds (11.48 minutes) on January 10, 2018.

Source: Sports Hochi 1/11/2018, Daily Sports 1/11/2018

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SOF

Shu Masuda: Did You Know

Equipment

Masuda signed a contract with blueeq before the 2018 season.

Source: Sports Hochi 1/11/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/11/2018

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LOT

Yuki Ariyoshi: Did You Know

Relationships

Ariyoshi (26) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old woman from Chiba on December 31, 2017.

Source: Daily Sports 1/10/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/10/2018, Sponichi 1/10/2018

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Ryo Nishimura: Did You Know

2018

Nishimura had Lasik surgery in November 2017. His vision went from 0.1 to 2.0. Before the surgery, his vision was 0.8 with contacts.

Source: Sports Hochi 1/9/2018

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YAK

Munetaka Murakami: Did You Know

2018

Murakami was drafted as a catcher, but the Yakult Swallows are planning to convert him to a third baseman.

Source: Daily Sports 1/9/2018, Sanspo 1/9/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/9/2018

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NPB Standings [Full]
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Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
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Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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