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[11/9/2018] Kodai Senga has a tonsillectomy

The Softbank Hawks announced that Kodai Senga had a tonsillectomy at a hospital in Fukuoka on November 8. He will remain in the hospital for a few days and will not be able to participate in fall camp.

Source: Daily Sports 11/9/2018

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Softbank Hawks 2019 Coaching Staff

Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
81 監督
Manager
工藤 公康
Kimiyasu Kudo
86 ヘッドコーチ
Head Coach
森 浩之
Hiroyuki Mori
94 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
倉野 信次
Shinji Kurano
98 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
髙村 祐
Hiroshi Takamura
83 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
立花 義家
Yoshiie Tachibana
88 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
関川 浩一
Koichi Sekikawa
80 内野守備・走塁コーチ
INF/Base Coach
本多 雄一
Yuichi Honda
95 外野守備・走塁コーチ
OF/Base Coach
村松 有人
Arihito Muramatsu
76 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
吉鶴 憲治
Kenji Yoshitsuru

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
71 監督
Manager
小川 一夫
Kazuo Ogawa
84 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
久保 康生
Yasuo Kubo
72 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
若田部 健一
Kenichi Wakatabe
91 投手巡回コーチ
Roving Pitching Coach
佐久本 昌広
Masahiro Sakumoto
77 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
新井 宏昌
Hiromasa Arai
75 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
大道 典良
Noriyoshi Omichi
74 内野守備・走塁コーチ
INF/Base Coach
松山 秀明
Hideaki Matsuyama
87 外野守備・走塁コーチ
OF/Base Coach
井出 竜也
Tatsuya Ide
8587 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
的山 哲也
Tetsuya Matoyama

San-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
76 監督
Manager
藤本 博史
Hiroshi Fujimoto
82 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
田之上 慶三郎
Keisaburo Tanoue
99 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
入来 祐作
Yusaku Iriki
70 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
吉本 亮
Ryo Yoshimoto
97 内野守備・走塁コーチ
INF/Base Coach
笹川 隆
Takashi Sasagawa
78 外野守備・走塁コーチ
OF/Base Coach
飯田 哲也
Tetsuya Iida
96 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
加藤 領健
Ryota Kato
73 リハビリ担当コーチ
Rehab Coach
斉藤 学
Manabu Saito

Source: Softbank 11/8/2018

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[11/5/2018] Jumpei Takahashi, Yusuke Masago, Ukyo Shuto to play winter ball in Puerto Rico

The Softbank Hawks announced that the following players and staff will be sent to Puerto Rico to participate in the Winter Leagues.

  • Players: Jumpei Takahashi, Yusuke Masago, Ukyo Shuto
  • Staff: Keisaburo Tanoue (coach), Kiyoshi Suzuki (trainer)

The group is scheduled to leave Japan on November 10 and return on December 25.

Source: Softbank 11/5/2018

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[11/5/2018] Softbank Hawks 2018 Nippon Series Parade

The Softbank Hawks released details for a 2018 Nippon Series Parade.

  • Date: November 25 (Sunday)
  • Start time: 11:00 (about thirty minutes)
  • Parade route: 2.3 kilometer stretch along Meiji Street, between the Fukuoka Tokyo Kaijo Nichido building and the Dentsu Fukuoka building)
  • Traffic regulations for parade: 10:30 – 12:00
  • Traffic regulations area: Meiji Street

Additional information can be found at the link below.

Source: Softbank 11/5/2018

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[11/3/2018] Softbank Hawks win second Nippon Series in a row

The Softbank Hawks blanked the Hiroshima Carp, 2-0, tonight and won the 2018 Nippon Series.

Series Awards:

  • MVP – Takuya Kai (Softbank)
  • Excellent Player – Yuito Mori (Softbank)
  • Excellent Player – Yuki Yanagita (Softbank)
  • Excellent Player – Akira Nakamura (Softbank)
  • Fighting Spirit – Seiya Suzuki (Hiroshima)

Some notes:

  • The Hiroshima Carp failed to win their first Nippon Series since 1984.
  • The Central League has not won a Nippon Series since the Yomiuri Giants beat the Nippon Ham Fighters in 2012.
  • The Softbank Hawks have won four of the last five Nippon Series.
  • The Hawks have recorded a Nippon Series against all six Central League teams.
    • Yomiuri (1959), Hanshin (1964, 2003, 2014), Chunichi (1999, 2011), Yakult (2015), Yokohama (2017).
  • Kimiyasu Kudo was tossed into the air fifteen times.
    • Kudo has been on fourteen Nippon Series winning teams, eleven times as a player and three times as a manager.
    • Player: eight with Seibu, one with Daiei, two with Yomiuri
    • Manager: three with Softbank
  • Yuki Yanagita was tossed into the air seven times.
  • Yuito Mori was tossed into the air five times.
  • Takuya Kai set a Nippon Series record by throwing out six consecutive base-runners.

Softbank Hawks Nippon Series History

  • Appearances: 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1973, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • Championships: 1959, 1964, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018

Source: Daily Sports 11/3/2018

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Softbank Hawks: 2018 Fall Camp

The Softbank Hawks released some information about fall camp:

  • November 1 (Thu) – November 17 (Sat)
  • Days off: November 5 (Mon), 9 (Fri), 13 (Tue)
  • Venue: Ikimenomori Sports Park

Source: Softbank 10/26/2018

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2018 Softbank Hawks Draft Results

Round Name Pos Team T B Ht Wt DOB NK SA SP SH DS TC
1 甲斐野 央
Kaino, Hiroshi
P 東洋大
Toyo U
R L 186 83 1996/11/16 A A A A A A
2 杉山 一樹
Sugiyama, Kazuki
P 三菱重工広島
Mitsubishi Juko Hiroshima
R R 192 86 1997/12/07 B C B A B  
3 野村 大樹
Nomura, Daiju
INF 早稲田実高
Waseda Jitsugyo HS
R R 172 82 2000/09/10 B B B B B B
4 板東 湧梧
Bando, Yugo
P JR東日本
JR Higashi Nihon
R R 182 78 1995/12/27 B B B   B B
5 水谷 瞬
Mizutani, Shun
OF 石見智翠館高
Iwami Chisuikan HS
R R 192 94 2001/03/09 C C B      
6 泉 圭輔
Izumi, Keisuke
P 金沢星稜大
Kanazawa Seiryo U
R R 187 82 1997/03/02 B B B B B  
7 奥村 政稔
Okumura, Masato
P 三菱日立パワーシステムズ
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
R R 178 80 1992/08/14            
I1 渡邉 陸
Watanabe, Riku
C 神村学園高
Kamimura Gakuen HS
R L 184 80 2000/09/24 C          
I2 岡本 直也
Okamoto, Naoya
P 東京農業大学北海道オホーツク
Tokyo Nogyo Daigaku Hokkaido Okhotsk
L L 180 72 1996/10/30 C C        
I3 重田 倫明
Shigeta, Tomoaki
P 国士舘大
Kokushikan U
R R 185 77 1996/05/30 C C        
I4 中村 宜聖
Nakamura, Takamasa
OF 西日本短期大学付属高
Nishi Nihon TankiDaigaku Fuzoku HS
R R 183 87 2000/07/03 C C C      

Notes

  • Lottery Ticket Picker: Manager Kimiyasu Kudo
    • First Pick: 小園 海斗 Kozono, Kaito
    • Second Pick: 辰己 涼介 Tatsumi, Ryosuke
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[10/24/2018] Sho Iwasaki to have elbow surgery

The media learned that Sho Iwasaki will have surgery to clean out his right elbow (second time this year) on October 25. He will require two to three weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Sanspo 10/23/2018

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[10/21/2018] Softbank Hawks to take on Hiroshima Carp at Nippon Series

The Softbank Hawks beat the Seibu Lions tonight, 6-5, and won the Final Stage of the Climax Series. They will advance to the Nippon Series for the eighteenth time in franchise history and face the Hiroshima Carp. The Hawks are the first non-first-place-team in the Pacific League to advance to the Nippon Series since Lotte in 2010.

The Hawks celebrated their victory by going through 3000 bottles of beer, four barrels of sake, sixty bottles of sake, and 480 bottles of cola in about twenty minutes. (Tokyo Sports 10/21/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/21/2018, Sponichi 10/21/2018)

Yuki Yanagita was named MVP of the series.

The Nippon Series will start on October 27 at Mazda Stadium.

Softbank Nippon Series History

  • Appearances: 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1973, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • Championships: 1959, 1964, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017
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2018 Softbank Hawks Player Movement

Status Name JPN Name ENG Notes
バンデンハーク Rick van den Hurk [11/04] van den Hurk will be in the final year of a three-year contract next season. Sponichi 11/4/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/4/2018
ミランダ Ariel Miranda [11/04] The Hawks are expected to pick up Miranda’s option for the 2019 season. Sponichi 11/4/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/4/2018
サファテ Dennis Sarfate [11/04] Sarfate signed a three-year extension that begins next season. Sponichi 11/4/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/4/2018
デスパイネ Alfredo Despaigne [11/04] Despaigne will be in the final year of a three-year contract next season. Sponichi 11/4/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/4/2018
スアレス Robert Suarez [11/04] The Hawks are expected to sit down with Suarez. He may have an option. Sponichi 11/4/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/4/2018
モイネロ Livan Moinelo [11/04] The Hawks are expected to sit down with Moinelo. He may have an option. Sponichi 11/4/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/4/2018
グラシアル Yurisbel Gracial [11/04] The Hawks are expected to sit down with Gracial. Sponichi 11/4/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/4/2018
和田毅 Tsuyoshi Wada [10/11] The Hawks are planning to make Wada an offer since they feel he still has the ability to help the team when healthy. Sports Hochi 10/11/2018 … [10/10] Thirty-seven-year-old Wada is in the final year of a three-year contract. He started the year at Ni-gun after he developed discomfort in his left shoulder during spring camp. The discomfort returned after he pitched in a Ni-gun game in May. He is not ready to retire and is hoping to toss a bullpen session before the end of the year. Sports Hochi 10/10/2018, Sponichi 10/10/2018, Daily Sports 10/10/2018, Sanspo 10/10/2018
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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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