Monthly Archives: October 2017

2017 – T-Ray’s Personal Top 5 Tigers Things

This was another incredible year of following the Hanshin Tigers via this website, the Facebook page, Twitter, and the recently started Instagram account! Here are some of my personal highlights, both as a fan and an amateur reporter. 5) Correctly Predict

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Former Tiger Imports: Jason Rogers

Name (Japanese): ジェイソン・ロジャース Date of Birth: March 13, 1988 Hometown: East Point, Georgia High School: Banneker High School (Georgia) University: Columbus State University Family Status: 1 son, 1 daughter Position: First Base Height:

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2017 Top 10 Season-Defining Incidents

Though the year hardly ended on a positive note, it was still one filled with lots to get excited about. There were good times, and there were bad times. Here’s H-TEN’s look back at the season, with the ten biggest things that defined it. 10)

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Former Tiger Imports: Eric Campbell

Name: Eric “Soup” Singleton Campbell Name (Japanese): エリック・キャンベル Date of Birth: April 9, 1987 High School: Norwich Free Academy University: Boston College Position: Third Base Height: 191 cm (6’3″) Weight: 93

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Banzai Babe Ruth

The book’s full title is Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, & Assassination During the 1934 Tour of Japan. Prior to buying this book, I had heard of Robert K. Fitts and had even read parts of one of his other books, “Remembering Japane

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Former Tiger Imports: Roman Mendez

Full Name: Román Junior Méndez Pérez Name (Japanese): ロマン・メンデス Date of Birth: July 25, 1990 Hometown: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic Family Status:  Height: 191 cm (6’3″) Weight: 107 kg (225 lb) Throws/Bats:

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2017 Offseason Roster Shuffle

At season’s end, the Hanshin Tigers roster (top and farm combined) consisted of 69 players. The maximum allowed under NPB rules is 70. With that having been said, how has the team shaken out since the last game of the year on October 17? Retired: RP

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Who’d we Get for Yamato?

As most of you are aware, the best defensive player we’ve had this century has left the club for bluer pastures. That’s right. Yamato exercised his free agent rights and signed a three-year deal with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars, which is said t

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