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  1. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Masahiro Tanaka declares he's ready for Major League Baseball

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 10:42am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Sox games, you can see how intense the games are,” Tanaka said. “I’m very much looking forward to playing in that environment.” Tanaka has shown he can handle pressure in Japan, last year leading the Rakuten Eagles to the Japan Series crown by going 24-0 – the most wins by a Japan League pitcher since 1978 – with a 1.27 earned-run average. Yankees scouts had watched Tanaka ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    New York Yankees snare Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka in US$155m deal

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 10:32am by Reuters

    ... after missing out on the post-season last year, who got his signature. “We started evaluating him back in 2007, so clearly we have been scouting him over in Japan for quite some time,” Cashman ... States or Japan, the highest talent costs a lot of money. “The efforts of clubs to try to improve themselves creates that bidding environment that produces large contracts for rare talent.” ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Balentien shatters record and barriers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Neil Wilkie Curacao native is Japan's new home run king after passing the 49-year-old mark set by Oh Balentien shatters record and barriers In the traditional world of Japanese ... players- and not always fairly. In 1985, American Randy Bass reached 54 home runs with two games to play against the mighty Yomiuri Giants, Japan's fabled team then managed by Oh. But every ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Suzuki reaches rare milestone with 4,000th hit

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 10:07am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Yankee player's achievement came in Japan and the Major Leagues, putting him in the same class statistically with Ty Cobb and Pete Rose Suzuki reaches ... the opposite way in the first inning off Toronto knuckleballer R A Dickey that bounced just beyond diving third baseman Brett Lawrie for hit No 4,000 in a career split between Japan and the major ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Yu Darvish strikes out 14 as Rangers rout Diamondbacks

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 12:00am by APSPT

    ... with a run in the ninth. Darvish struck out 10 of his first 13 batters, marking the 16th time since he joined the Rangers from Japan last season that he fanned at least 10. Dwight Gooden with 20 ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Darvish fans career-top 15 in no-hit try vs Astros

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 11:20am by Associated Press in Houston

    ... the two-time All-Star ace from Japan was equally sharp. Darvish retired the last two batters in eighth and exited, having increased his major league-leading strikeout total to 207. Darvish struck out ... ball four, Pierzynski started yelling in Kulpa’s face and was quickly tossed. Geovany Soto took over at catcher. Darvish, a two-time MVP in Japan, flirted with perfection last Sept. 3, too, ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Red Sox rejoice over turnaround season

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 01:58pm by Reuters in New York

    ... Hanrahan after nine games of the season and replacement Andrew Bailey was lost in July. Up stepped Japan’s Koji Uehara, who has been sensational. The 38-year-old, third-choice closer has posted ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Sydney to host Major League Baseball season opener

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... with the most recent being when the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners split their opening series in Japan last year. The Dodgers and Diamondbacks will play games on March 22 and 23 at the SCG, ...

  9. Sport - China - BASEBALL

    Chang's 'biggest hit' set to boost mainland interest

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Fukuoka, Japan The Kansas City-born minor leaguer's two-run single helps China beat Brazil and secure their place in the 2017 World Classic Chang's ... team. This is for an entire country," said Chang. The win propelled China to third place in pool A and a guaranteed berth in 2017, even though they failed to join Japan, Cuba, Taiwan ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    A-Rod defends the indefensible

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by AP, NYT, Reuters

    ... Rodriguez must cease playing immediately and leave the team. He cannot play in the minor leagues, and because professional leagues in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan honour suspensions by MLB, he ...




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