Category: Did You Know

HAN

Seiya Kinami (Hanshin Tigers): Did You Know

Milestones

2019

March 22 – exhibition game against Orix at Kyocera Dome – Kinami notched his eighteenth exhibition game hit and set a new Hanshin Tigers rookie record. He picked up another hit in the third inning and pushed his multi-hit total to five.

Source: Tokyo Sports 3/22/2019

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YOK

Yuki Kuniyoshi (Yokohama Bay Stars): Did You Know

Velocity

Date Velocity Notes
2019/03/21 159km/h Set during an exhibition game against Nippon Ham at Yokohama Stadium. Twelve of the eleven pitches he threw were fastballs, each over 150km/h). Sponichi 3/21/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/21/2019, Sanspo 3/21/2019
2019/03/19 158km/h Set during an exhibition game against Hanshin at Yokohama Stadium. He also hit 156km/h and 157km/h prior to topping 158. Nikkan Sports 3/19/2019, Sports Hochi 3/19/2019, Sanspo 3/19/2019, Daily Sports 3/19/2019
2019/03/16 157km/h Set during an exhibition game against Softbank at Yokohama Stadium. Sports Hochi 3/19/2019,
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HAM

Kensuke Kondo (Nippon Ham Fighters): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

March 15 – The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that Kondo (25) filed marriage papers with a woman in her twenties from Sapporo on March 14.

Source: Sponichi 3/15/2019, Daily Sports 3/15/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/15/2019, Sports Hochi 3/15/2019

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LOT

Shoji Nagano (Chiba Lotte Marines): Did You Know

Miscellaneous

2019

March 12 – Nagano told reporters that he has agoraphobia and has trouble flying and riding trains. He started experiencing issues while at college and was diagnosed with the condition during his first year at Honda. He has been getting treatment ever since.

Source: Daily Sports 3/12/2019, Sports Hochi 3/12/2019, Sponichi 3/12/2019

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CHU

Takuma Kato (Chunichi Dragons): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

March 5 – The Chunichi Dragons announced that Kato (26) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old woman from Aichi on May 28, 2018.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/5/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/5/2019, Sponichi 3/5/2019

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CHU

Hiroto Fuku (Chunichi Dragons): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

March 5 – The Chunichi Dragons announced that Fuku (26) filed marriage papers with a twenty-seven-year-old woman from Kanagawa on March 5.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/5/2019, Sponichi 3/5/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/5/2019, Daily Sports 3/5/2019

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HIR

Casey Lawrence (Hiroshima Carp): Did You Know

Miscellaneous

2019

February 21 – Morinaga heard that Lawrence likes Hi-Chew and sent him a box full on the house.

Source: Daily Sports 2/21/2019

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HAM

Akihiro Hakumura (Nippon Ham Fighters): Did You Know

Miscellaneous

2019

February 19 – Hakumura will be making the switch to position player from pitcher. Team officials made the suggestion to the twenty-seven-year-old during a meeting on February 18. Hakumura was surprised, but accepted the change because the Nippon Ham Fighters were trying to provide him with another path to success.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/19/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/19/2019, Sanspo 2/19/2019, Daily Sports 2/19/2019

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CHU

Masaru Watanabe (Chunichi Dragons): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

February 18 – The Chunichi Dragons announced that Watanabe (25) filed marriage papers with a twenty-seven-year-old from Fukuoka on January 21, 2018. His wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, a girl weighing 3,390 grams, on October 18.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/18/2019, Daily Sports 2/18/2019

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HAN

Koki Moriya (Hanshin Tigers): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

February 17 – Moriya’s wife gave birth to the couple’s second child, a boy, on February 13.

Source: Sanspo 2/17/2019

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
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
G W L T
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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