Summaries of as many season series as possible
English translations of interesting (and credible) news articles
Season schedules and standings
Basic player profiles and cheering songs (with translations and romanized transliterations)
Reviews of Hanshin Tigers, NPB and baseball-related books
Exclusive interviews, editorial content and introductions to various Tigers-related shops in Japan
Team history, including championship seasons, most important players (Japanese and import) in team history, all-time stat leaders in key categories, Hanshin players with MLB experience, and more
Born in: Winnipeg, Canada
I have been living in Japan since 1998, and have loved baseball for as long as I can remember, but never really got into Japanese baseball until 2014. Living in Okinawa for twelve years, it was really hard to have a favourite team or follow NPB closely. (If there was any baseball on TV, it was Yomiuri Giants games… and even my rudimentary knowledge of the league told me I did NOT want to root for them!) I lived in Hokkaido for a year and was mildly interested in the Fighters, but never really caught the fever. Then I moved to Kansai in 2011. It was nearly three years in the making, but I started to get into the Tigers and follow them regularly. Now, I watch as much as I can and attend games on occasion.
Having a young family means attending games is not as easy as it would have been a few years ago, but that’s life. I can still watch on TV! And since I love the sport, love numbers, and love analysing statistics, following the Tigers has been a great joy! My favourite players are Hiroki Uemoto and Randy Messenger.