Monthly Hanshin Tigers – May 2017

A month of the 2017 season is already in the rearview mirror. If anyone had told me at season’s start that Hanshin would play .500 ball (or better) against the Carp (3-3) and Giants (3-2) combined, I’d have taken it to the bank. And now I can! This month, we finish up the first stretch of regular league play and even jump into interleague at month’s end. Click here for May’s game schedule. So this month’s cover man is making his debut as the main feature! Having just turned 26 this past week, the future is still plenty bright for “Akyyaman!” Anyways, here is the table of contents of this month’s magazine:

– Close-Up Interview – Takumi Akiyama

– Tigers Monthly Review – Akiyama: The Musketeer has Arrived

– Tigers Photo Topics – 2017 Opening Day / Month

– Tiger Beat Writer’s Angle – Core Players Born in 1993

– Ultra Soul – Yuki Suzue (bullpen catcher)

– Pick Up Interview – Rafael Dolis

– Farm Report – Shinya Azuhata, Shoya YamamotoTsuyoshi IshizakiDaichi Takeyasu, Masumi Hamachi

– Farm Manager Column – Masayuki Kakefu

– Please Take Care of My Son – Kento Itohara

– Tigers 2017 Game Scores – March 31 – April 20

– Data Analysis – Pitchers, Hitters, Takashi Toritani

– Tora Link: Comedian Yuichi Kimura

– Pop’N Talk – Kojiro Tanabo

– Ironman Chapter Two – Tomoaki Kanemoto: Building a Starting Rotation in Year 2

– Tora Column – Ai Ohkawa at Opening Day

– Welcome to Hanshin, Volume 2 – Shungo Fukunaga

Monthly Tigers Archive – 2007

– Ask His Teammates! – Kentaro Kuwahara

– Coach’s Corner – Katsuo Hirata


Like I always say, if there is anything from this magazine you want to see translated/paraphrased/summarized, let me know! I’m always willing to try to help out fans who cannot read Japanese but want to know more about the team!

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T-Ray is the founder, chief writer and Junior Executive Vice President of Hanshin Tigers English News (H-TEN). Find him on Twitter @thehanshintiger.