Monthly Archives: January 2017

Susano Shrine, a.k.a. Koshien Shrine

We all want our home team to win. Every game. But they can’t. They don’t. The best of the best teams (in nearly any sport) will only win about 3 out of every 4 games. Fans are often told they make a difference in the team’s success. How

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Kakefu to Shed Uniform at Season’s End

Original Articles Can Be Found Here and Here The Hanshin Tigers announced on September 10th that Masayuki Kakefu is resigning as farm manager at season’s end. Kakefu was asked to be the team’s development coordinator in the fall of 2013, and b

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Toritani Reaches 2000 Hit Milestone

On Friday night in front of a sold out crowd at Koshien Stadium, Hanshin Tigers infielder Takashi Toritani (36) became the 50th player in NPB history to reach the 2000 career hit plateau. His second inning double to right center scored a run, and Toritani

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