Category: Did You Know

HAM

Akihiro Hakumura (Nippon Ham Fighters): Did You Know

Miscellaneous

2019

February 19 – Hakumura will be making the switch to position player from pitcher. The twenty-seven-year-old made the suggestion during a meeting with team officials on February 18.

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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YOM

Yasuyuki Kataoka (Yomiuri Giants): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

February 13 – The Yomiuri Giants announced that Kataoka filed marriage papers with talento Becky in January 2019.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/13/2019, Sponichi 2/13/2019, Daily Sports 2/13/2019

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HAM

Justin Hancock (Nippon Ham): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

February 2 – The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that Hancock’s wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, a girl weighing 2,665 grams, at a hospital in Indiana on January 31 (US time).

Source: Daily Sports 2/2/2019, Sponichi 2/2/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2019, Sports Hochi 2/2/2019

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YAK

Harutaka Kuramoto (Yakult): Did You Know

Weight

2019

January 27 – Kuramoto currently weighs around ninety-four kilograms. At this time last year, he weighed about ten more kilograms.

Source: Daily Sports 1/27/2019

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YOM

Nobutaka Imamura (Yomiuri): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

January 26 – The Giants announced that Imamura (24) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old from Kanagawa on January 23.

Source: Daily Sports 1/26/2019, Sponichi 1/26/2019, Nikkan Sports 1/26/2019

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CHU

Hiroshi Suzuki (Chunichi): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

January 23 – Suzuki filed marriage papers with a woman from Fukuoka on January 11.

Source: Sports Hochi 1/23/2019, Nikkan Sports 1/23/2019

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YOM

Koji Uehara (Yomiuri): Did You Know

Miscellaneous

2019

January 12 – Uehara owns about seven houses/properties. He has two places in the United States (including one in Florida) and two apartments in Japan. He also owns an apartment complex.

Source: Sponichi 1/12/2019, Daily Sports 1/12/2019

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HAN

Masaki Tanigawa (Hanshin): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

January 12 – Tanigawa (26) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old from Fukuoka on January 11.

Source: Hanshin 1/12/2019, Sponichi 1/12/2019, Sanspo 1/12/2019

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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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