From one of the youngest Tigers players last month, to one of the oldest (and now retired) men gracing this month’s front page. Never again will you ever see this much coverage on Shinobu Fukuhara in one publication! Did I mention the magazine also comes with an A2-sized poster of Fukuhara’s final pitch (on one side) and the team photo at his retirement ceremony (on the other side)? If you like Fukuhara, this is ¥500 yen you won’t mind spending! Here’s the rundown of the rest of the magazine’s contents. H-TEN Premium Subscribers, you’ll receive your interview translation a little later in the month!
– Final Mound Appearance – Shinobu Fukuhara
– Career Restrospective – Shinobu Fukuhara
– Voices of Ex-Teammates – Shinobu Fukuhara
– Retirement Press Conferences – Shinobu Fukuhara and Kazunari Tsuruoka
– Close-Up Interview – Shinobu Fukuhara
– Tigers Monthly Review – What He’s Passing On – Shinobu Fukuhara
– Game Digest & Topics – Ending Year One of Ultra Reform with 7 Straight Wins!
– A Look at Fall Practice
– 2016 Draft Overview
– Ironman Chapter Two – Tomoaki Kanemoto and Shinobu Fukuhara
– Player’s Note – Kazunari Tsuruoka
– Data Analysis – Hitters & Pitchers Year in Review
– 2016 Tigers Game Review – September 22 – October 1
– Tora Link – Former Tiger Keiji Uezono
– Coach’s Corner – Katsuo Hirata
– Ask His Teammates! – Shinobu Fukuhara
– Masanori Fujihara – The truth is… – Shinobu Fukuhara
– Farm Manager Column – Masayuki Kakefu
Hard to believe the year is almost over. I can’t believe how busy H-TEN Premium kept me this year, and yet it now gives me (and all English-speaking Hanshin Tigers fans) a decent-sized encyclopedia on players in team history. Anyways… like I always say, if there is anything from this magazine you want to see translated/paraphrased/summarized, let me know!