Category: Did You Know

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Katsuki Azuma: Did You Know

Equipment

Asuma has two images stitched on the inside of all of his gloves: a pile of poo in gold thread and a star in white thread. The pile of golden poo represents kin-un (financial luck) and the white star represents shiroboshi (victories).

Source: Sanspo 2/15/2018

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RAK

Kohei Morihara: Did You Know

Relationships

Morihara (26) filed marriage papers in Hiroshima with a twenty-four-year-old woman from Hyogo on December 26, 2017.

Source: Rakuten 1/31/2018, Sponichi 1/31/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/31/2018, Daily Sports 1/31/2018

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SEI

Tatsuya Oishi: Did You Know

Relationships

The Seibu Lions announced on January 28, 2018 that Oishi (29) filed marriage papers with a thirty-year-old woman from Okinawa on January 5.

Source: Seibu 1/28/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/28/2018

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LOT

Tatsuya Uchi: Did You Know

Equipment

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced on January 27, 2018 that Uchi signed an advisory agreement with Rawlings Japan.

Source: Sanspo 1/27/2018, Sponichi 1/27/2018

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SEI

Makoto Aiuchi: Did You Know

2018

Aiuchi got his drivers license this year. He was once pulled over for driving without a license in December 2012.

Source: Tokyo Sports 1/26/2018

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SEI

Tomomi Takahashi: Did You Know

Family

Takahashi’s wife gave birth to the couple’s second child, a boy weighing 3,048 grams, at a hospital in Nagoya on January 26, 2018.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/26/2018

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YAK

Yuto Kanakubo: Did You Know

Weight

Kanakubo weight seventy-four kilograms in October 2017. He told reporters on January 22, 2018 that he managed to push his weight up to eighty-two kilograms by eating a lot of soba and through weights.

Source: Sanspo 1/23/2018, Sponichi 1/23/2018

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Takahiro Kumagai: Did You Know

Running

Kumagai unofficially (timed by the media) ran to first in 3.70 seconds during rookie workouts on January 22. When he was in college, his best time around all the bases was 13.8 seconds.

Source: Sanspo 1/23/2018, Sponichi 1/23/2018, Daily Sports 1/23/2018

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Shunta Nakatsuka: Did You Know

Weight

  • Nakatsuka weighed 103 kilograms last December (he weighed 105 kilograms when he was drafted in 2016). He told reporters on January 20, 2018 that he dropped his weight down to around ninety-six or ninety-seven kilograms. Source: Daily Sports 1/21/2018, Sponichi 1/21/2018
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YAK

Tomoya Hoshi: Did You Know

Relationships

Hoshi (23) filed marriage papers with a twenty-three-year-old woman living in Tokyo on January 16.

Source: Sponichi 1/18/2018, Sanspo 1/18/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/18/2018

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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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