Yakult outscored Hanshin 18-7 in three Central League Climax Series Final Stage games, completing a series sweep in dramatic fashion.
The Swallows slugger overcame obstacles and broke Japanese-born players' single-season home run record with considerable pressure heaped upon him.
Led by slugger Munetaka Murakami, closer Scott McGough, overall pitching depth and strong managerial leadership, Yakult won its second straight pennant.
Individual achievements and team success stories gave us excitement and entertainment, all of which we should be grateful for.
The Swallows third baseman and Buffaloes hurler received top vote totals in the Central League and Pacific League, respectively.
From losers in 2020 to winners in 2021, both teams exhibited mental toughness and confidence in their abilities and performed at a high level for six...
Pinch hitter Shingo Kawabata delivers the key hit for Yakult in the 12th inning.
Will the superb pitching of Orix be able to contain the explosive hitting of Yakult?
The WBA champion returns to the ring for the first time in two years against a successful, battle-tested opponent.
In his first regular-season appearance with the Eagles since 2013, Tanaka pitches five innings and allows three runs and four hits.
˜˜ The gold standard for managers in Nippon Professional Baseball is Tetsuharu Kawakami. The dugout boss for the Yomiuri Giants from 1961-74, Kawakami piloted the...
As winter approaches, Japan's sports calendar includes two major achievements within the past several days. For starters, it surprised nobody that the Fukuoka SoftBank...