Categories Archives: Translations

Wada Reminisces About Great Imports

Original article can be seen here 元の記事はこちら Hanshin’s Senior Advisor, Yutaka Wada (54) has started a special column. In this one, he answers a reader’s question: “Which imports in Hanshin history left a mark on you?” Wada answered t

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April 2017 – Messenger is Pitcher of the Month

Original article can be seen here 元の記事はこちら Winners of the Central and Pacific League “Players of the Month” Awards were announced. Hanshin pitcher Randy Messenger (35) won the Central League award for the second time in his career, his

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Haraguchi Converted to First

Happy Birthday, Haraguchi!!! (March 3) Original article can be seen here 元の記事はこちら Catcher Fumihito Haraguchi (25) took fielding practice at first base on March 2 as Hanshin resumed team workouts at Koshien. Manager Tomoaki Kanemoto and the

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Mendez Press Conference

New relief pitcher Roman Mendez (age 26, formerly of the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers) arrived in Japan on the 28th and met the press formally for the first time on the 29th in Nishinomiya. Here is a partial transcript of his Q & A: -What’

Mateo, Mendez Arrive in Japan

Although both Marcos Mateo and Roman Mendez came off the airplane in t-shirts, for some reason only the latter made headlines for his attire. The flame-throwing Dominican relievers arrived in the Kansai area on the 28th with huge smiles on their faces.

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Campbell Press Conference

Less than 24 hours after arriving in Japan, newly signed infielder Eric Campbell met the press in Nishinomiya on the 27th. Below is a translation of what was found online. Some answers were transcribed from video I saw, the rest were my best attempt at tr

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2016 Draftees Get Their Numbers

Original article can be read here 元の記事はこちら Hanshin formally introduced its 2016 draftees to the media on the 5th at a hotel in Osaka. All 8 players were present. Their uniform numbers were also announced: First round pick, infielder Yusuke

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