Categories Archives: Miscellaneous

2018 Tigers Fan Club

It’s that time of year again! Well, it could have been “that time of 2017” if I had renewed my Fan Club membership a little earlier! But I think I have reached the point in my fandom where the “extra prizes” don’t mean

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Obituary – Senichi Hoshino (1947-2018)

Former Hanshin Tigers manager Senichi Hoshino, who led the team to its first pennant in 18 years in 2003, passed away on January 4th of pancreatic cancer. He was 70 years old. As a young man, Hoshino wanted nothing more than to take down the Yomiuri Giant

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Birthdays and History: December 2017

This is a test to see if you all want this type of calendar on H-TEN. It’s handwritten, and includes players’ birthdays as well as a few historical moments. (By the way, four guys who are celebrating birthdays this month have retired or been d

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Monthly Hanshin Tigers – November 2017

Another season has come to an end, and a few more players have shed their uniforms for the last time. This month’s magazine primarily takes a look at the careers of three long-time players: a veteran pitcher who started, closed and set up, a charmin

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You Need These Balloons!

If and when you go to Koshien Stadium for a Hanshin Tigers game, you will want to be part of all the fan festivities. In order to do so, you will want to enjoy the 7th inning balloon release. Of course, you need balloons in order to take part! How/where t

Closing Out a Fine Night

On Tuesday night, I had the privilege of going to watch the Hanshin Tigers face the Chunichi Dragons. Without going into too many details about the game (series recap will come out after Thursday’s match), suffice to say that there was little drama

You Need These Shirts!

Kakehashi Sports – Stylish Hanshin Merchandise Well, not necessarily these particular shirts – they’ve already been on my back, and you’ll probably want something new. Not to mention, even though I like Mauro Gomez and all, heR