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[12/2/2016] 2017 Hall of Fame Candidates

The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo released their list players eligible for the Hall of Fame through the Players and Expert Division screen process. Results will be revealed on January 16 (Monday), 2017.



[11/23/2016] Former Dragon Hitoshi Taneda arrested for traffic violations

Former Chunichi Dragon Hitoshi Taneda was arrested for driving without a license and for driving over the speed limit. Taneda was caught speeding on a road with a fifty kilometer an hour limit in Ichinoseki, Iwate at around 3:20pm on November 21. He driving a light van with a suspended license.

Taneda admitted to driving over the limit, but said he did not know his license was still suspended.

Source: ZakZak 11/22/2016, Sponichi 11/22/2016, Nikkan Sports 11/22/2016


[10/8/2016] CPBL to hold combined tryouts in December

The Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) is planning to hold combined tryouts at Intercontinental Baseball Stadium in Taichung, Taiwan on December 20. Information and application forms are offered in Chinese, Japanese, and English.

Source: official page, Sponichi 10/8/2016


[9/6/2016] Nobuhiko Matsunaka taking personal trainer course

Former Softbank Hawk Nobuhiko Matsunaka (42) attended Total Workout’s Personal Trainer Development Program at Tokyo’s Nippon Taiiku University on September 5. The program includes twelve three-hour units over a span of about three months.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/6/2016, Sports Hochi 9/6/2016


[8/1/2016] Suntory Dream Match 2016

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H W
Tohoku Japan Heroes 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 1
The Premium Malts 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 x 10 19 1

Official site (Saved to Wayback Marchine for posterity)

Tohoku Japan Heroes

  • Fourth inning: solo home run to left by G.G. Sato.
  • Sevent inning: run scored on double play

The Premium Malts

  • First inning: sac fly by Randy Bass with bases loaded and no out; two-run double by Norihiro Nakamura with runners on first and third and one out.
  • Third inning: timely hit by Kazunori Shinozuka.
  • Fourth inning: Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi walked in a run with the bases loaded; two-run double to right by Kazuhiro Wada.
  • Eighth inning: two timely hits and a sac fly to center by Takahiro Suzuki.


  • MVP: Norihiro Nakamura
  • Fighting Spirit: G.G. Sato
  • Master Play: Shinya Miyamoto

[6/20/2016] 26th World Children Baseball Fair

The World Children’s Baseball Foundation will be holding their annual World Children’s Baseball Fair in Toyama Prefecture this year between August 17 (Wed) and 25 (Thu). Children from fifteen countries/regions will be participating in the event.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/20/2016, official WCBF site