Monthly Hanshin Tigers – September 2017

Hard to believe we have just one more full month of baseball left before the postseason! I won’t say it’s been a quick season, but it has been a fun one! I have tickets for three more games: one in Hiroshima (9/7), and two at Koshien (9/12 and 9/25). How about you? Click here to see the team’s September game schedule. And as for this magazine, featuring the man who hopes to become the first under-25 Japanese player to hit 20 homers in a season since 1993, here is the table of contents:



– Close-Up Interview – Masahiro Nakatani: Be a Slugger!

– Tigers Monthly Review – Nakatani: Growth that Came from Nurturing

– Tigers Photo Topics – Playing Home Games at Kyocera Dome

– Monthly Tigers Archive – 1997

– Pick up Interview – Minoru Iwata: Optimism – A New Frontier

– Tiger Beat Writer’s Angle – Masayuki Kakefu: On a Mission to Promote Growth

– Ultra Soul – Sub-Manager Takashi Shimizu

– Farm Report – Atsushi Mochizuki, Kenya Nagasaka, Daichi Takeyasu

– Farm Manager Column – Masayuki Kakefu

– Please Take Care of My Son – Yusuke Ohyama

– Ironman Chapter Two – Tomoaki Kanemoto: Sudden Roster Bolstering

– Tigers 2017 Game Scores – June 23 – July 19

– Data Analysis – CL Bullpens, Nakatani

– Pop’n Talk – Jason Rogers

– Tora Link – Ex-Tiger Takahiro Shoda

– Tora Column – Ai Ohkawa Guests as Game Commentator

– Welcome to Hanshin, Volume 7 – Masumi Hamachi

– Ask His Teammates! – Seishiro Sakamoto

– Coach’s Private Lessons – Katsuo Hirata


This month’s magazine (and all issues through next month) come with player cards. September scored me Randy Messenger, Nakatani, Fumihito Haraguchi, Fumiya Hojoh, Kentaro Kuwahara, Ryoma Matsuda

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.

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