The Hokkaido-based Fighters are having a ball at Es Con Field Hokkaido, their new ballpark, and inching their way up the Pacific League standings.
The Hanshin Tigers pitcher excelled on the mound and at the plate in a recent big win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
Tigers slugger Teruaki Sato, Giants rookie closer Taisei Ota and Marines catcher Ko Matsukawa are shining for their respective teams.
The high school standout has yet to replicate his prodigious power numbers at the pro level.
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Easygoing, quirky and a hands-on skipper, Shinjo is a breath of fresh air in Nippon Professional Baseball, which often appears set in its ways, the veteran...
The season may have started off slowly but flamboyant manager Tsuyoshi Shinjo is living the dream in Hokkaido.
The 20-year-old won three of the first five tournaments to open the 2022 campaign.
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...
Far from being rigid, the flamboyant new manager embodies a fresh sense of style.
The former outfielder has a flair for the dramatic and says he's ready to try a few new things to bring the fans back.
All three teams are looking for better results in 2022 after disappointing seasons this year.