Led by slugger Munetaka Murakami, closer Scott McGough, overall pitching depth and strong managerial leadership, Yakult won its second straight pennant.
The 29-year-old outfielder is having the best all-around season of his career for the reigning Japan Series champions.
The 22-year-old native of Kumamoto is hitting home runs at a record pace.
The season may have started off slowly but flamboyant manager Tsuyoshi Shinjo is living the dream in Hokkaido.
Tsuyoshi Shinjo made a grand entrance at the Fighters spring camp, and since then, he’s raised a few eyebrows with his unorthodox training methods, but that’s...
The 2021 American League MVP is one of three athletes selected as cover stories for the first-ever GQ Sports Issue.
The Brazilian striker, who tied for the league lead with 23 goals, is one of seven Kawasaki Frontale players on the list.
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.
All three teams are looking for better results in 2022 after disappointing seasons this year.
Led by Olympians Yamada and Murakami, Yakult is looking for its first Japan Series championship since 2001.