Tag Archive: Yokohama Bay Stars


Yudai Yamamoto: Did You Know



August 19 vs Hiroshima at Yokohama Stadium – Yamamoto blasted a home run in the first plate appearance of his Ichi-gun career (pinch-hitter in the eighth, runner on first, off Tetsuya Iida).

Source: Daily Sports 8/19/2018, Sponichi 8/19/2018


[8/14/2018] Kazuki Kamizato taken off active roster

Kazuki Kamizato took a pitch off the outer part of his right foot during a game against the Hanshin Tigers on August 12. There is a possibility he may have suffered a fracture. He was taken off the active roster on August 13.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2018, Sports Hochi 8/12/2018, Sponichi 8/12/2018

[UPDATE 8/14 @ 8:50pm]

Kamizato was examined at a hospital on August 13 and diagnosed with a fracture in his right foot. He could require a month to two months for a full recovery.

Source: Sponichi 8/14/2018, Sports Hochi 8/14/2018, Daily Sports 8/14/2018


[8/1/2018] Takayuki Kajitani leaves game after taking pitch off wrist

Takayuki Kajitani was hit by a pitch near his right wrist during his first at bat in the second inning against the Yomiuri Giants on August 1. He was taken out of the game as a precaution and will be examined at a hospital. The Yokohama Bay Stars are planning to taken him off the active roster on August 2 because of pain and swelling.

Source: Sanspo 8/1/2018, Sponichi 8/1/2018, Sports Hochi 8/1/2018

[UPDATE 8/3 @ 5:21am]

Kajitani was examined at a hospital in Yokohama on August 2 and diagnosed with a fracture in his right ulna. He was taken off the active roster on the same day. Alex Ramirez told reporters he was uncertain how long Kajitani will be out and that he did not require surgery.

Source: Daily Sports 8/2/2018, Sports Hochi 8/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 8/2/2018, Sponichi 8/1/2018


[7/26/2018] Yokohama to add Jo Tamura to seventy-man roster

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that they will add twenty-five-year-old Ikusei pitcher Jo Tamura to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 103 to 92.

Tamura pitched in twenty-five Ni-gun games this year. He went 3-1 with a 1.88 ERA over 28.2 innings of work.

Source: Yokohama 7/26/2018, Daily Sports 7/26/2018, Sponichi 7/26/2018, Sports Hochi 7/26/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/26/2018


[7/21/2018] Masayuki Kuwahara’s hit for the cycle on Friday

Masayuki Kuwahara hit for the cycle during Friday night’s game against the Hanshin Tigers at Yokohama Stadium. He became the sixty-seventh player (accomplished seventy-two times) in NPB history, thirty-fourth (accomplished thirty-seven times) in Central League history, and seventh (accomplished nine times) in Yokohama history, first since Boi Rodriguez on July 27, 2002, to achieve the feat. Kuwahara joined Sachio Kinugasa (July 7, 1976), Akinobu Mayumi (May 20, 1979), Rainel Rosario (September 2, 2014), and Yohei Oshima (July 20, 2016) as the only players in NPB history to record a lead-off home run in the first inning while hitting for the cycle.

  • 1st inning – lead off home run
  • 2nd inning – single to left
  • 4th inning – triple to right
  • 6th inning – walk
  • 8th inning – double to left-center

Softbank’s Yuki Yanagita (April 21) and Yakult’s Tetsuto Yamada (July 9) have also hit for the cycle this year.

Source: Chunichi 7/20/2018, Daily Sports 7/20/2018, Sports Hochi 7/20/2018, Sponichi 7/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/21/2018, Tokyo Sports 7/21/2018


[7/18/2018] Bay Stars enter strategic partnership with ABL’s Cavalry

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced that they entered into a strategic partnership with the Australian Baseball League’s Canberra Cavalry. The partnership will allow the Bay Stars to send players and staff to gain experience with Canberra during the 2018-2019 season (or NPB’s off season). The partnership should also allow the Bay Stars to explore other opportunities to improve their organization.

Source: Yokohama 7/18/2018, Daily Sports 7/18/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/18/2018, Sanspo 7/18/2018, Sponichi 7/18/2018

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[7/9/2018] Orix Buffaloes and Yokohama Bay Stars agree on two-for-two trade

The Orix Buffaloes and Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that they agreed on a two-for-two player trade. Orix will send twenty-nine-year-old catcher Hikaru Ito and twenty-seven-year-old pitcher Ken Akama to Yokohama for twenty-seven-year-old catcher Shuto Takajo and twenty-five-year-old infielder Hiroyuki Shirasaki.

The Buffaloes also released uniform numbers for their newest additions: Takajo number 22 and Shirasaki number 2.

Source: Orix 7/9/2018, Yokohama 7/9/2018, Sports Hochi 7/9/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/9/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/9/2018, Sanspo 7/9/2018, Sponichi 7/9/2018, Daily Sports 7/9/2018

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[7/5/2018] Yamato taken off active roster

Yamato sat out yesterday’s game against the Yomiuri Giants at Tokyo Dome because of tightness in his back (or pain in his left side). He was taken off the active roster today after discussing his condition with team staff. The Yokohama Bay Stars are hoping Yamato will be able to return in the minimum ten days.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/5/2018


[7/5/2018] Yokohama Bay Stars reach agreement with Yuhei Nakaushiro

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced they reached an agreement with Yuhei Nakaushiro on July 4. They held a press conference earlier today to introduce him to the media. He was assigned the uniform number 91. According to media reports, the two sides agreed on a deal worth an estimated five million yen.

Source: Yokohama 7/5/2018, Daily Sports 7/4/2018, Daily Sports 7/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/4/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/5/2018, Sports Hochi 7/4/2018, Sports Hochi 7/5/2018, Sponichi 7/4/2018, Sponichi 7/5/2018

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[7/2/2018] Yokohama Bay Stars reach one million in attendance

The Yokohama Bay Stars reached one million in attendance during their thirty-sixth home game of the year on July 1 and set a new franchise record. The previous record of thirty-seven home games was set last season.


NPB Standings [Full]
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
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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