World Baseball Classic: Ohtani & Suzuki included amongst 12 players named by Samurai Japan manager Hideki Kuriyama

World Baseball Classic: Ohtani & Suzuki included amongst 12 players named by Samurai Japan manager Hideki Kuriyama
09/01/2023
The list includes two-way phenom and WBSC Premier12 hero Shohei Ohtani (pictured, left), Premier12 2019 MVP Seiya Suzuki as well as hard-throwing right-hander and WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup alum Roki Sasaki.
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WBSC Premier12 2019 MVP and Olympic gold medal winner Seiya Suzuki to play for Japan at World Baseball Classic

WBSC Premier12 2019 MVP and Olympic gold medal winner Seiya Suzuki to play for Japan at World Baseball Classic
09/12/2022
The slugging outfielder announced his decision through his Twitter profile.
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Olympic and Premier12 champion Masataka Yoshida lands in the MLB

Olympic and Premier12 champion Masataka Yoshida lands in the MLB
08/12/2022
The Boston Red Sox gave Yoshida the second biggest free agent deal for a Japanese Player.
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Ohtani wins second consecutive Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award

Ohtani wins second consecutive Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award
30/11/2022
The two-way phenom became just the second player after Hall of Famer David Ortiz to earn the award two consecutive times.
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WBSC Premier12, Tokyo 2020 alum Jung-hoo Lee earns KBO MVP honours

WBSC Premier12, Tokyo 2020 alum Jung-hoo Lee earns KBO MVP honours
18/11/2022
He led the league in five offensive categories and won a near-unanimous vote. His father, Jong-beom Lee, was the 1994 MVP.
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Two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani announces intention to represent Japan in World Baseball Classic

Two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani announces intention to represent Japan in World Baseball Classic
18/11/2022
The Japanese phenom's last international appearance was the inaugural WBSC Premier12 and said he's looking forward to playing "in front of the Japanese fans for the first time in over 5 years!!"
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Japan sweep Australia to finish Samurai Japan Series in Sapporo

Japan sweep Australia to finish Samurai Japan Series in Sapporo
10/11/2022
After defeating NPB's Nippon Ham Fighters and Yomiuri Giants, the World No. 1 National Team completed the Fall tests with two more wins.
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International baseball alums to take the field in MLB World Series

International baseball alums to take the field in MLB World Series
28/10/2022
The Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros feature Olympic medalists such as David Robertson (silver at Tokyo 2020 - pictured above) and Yuli Gurriel (gold at Athens 2004, silver at Bejing 2008) as well as Alec Bohm who played for the US at the WBSC Premier12 2019.
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Olympic gold medalist, WBSC Premier12 winner Yoshinobu Yamamoto throws fourth no-hitter of 2022 NPB season

Olympic gold medalist, WBSC Premier12 winner Yoshinobu Yamamoto throws fourth no-hitter of 2022 NPB season
18/06/2022
The 23-year-old right-hander used 102 pitches to complete his gem. "I had this amazing concentration all the way to the ninth inning, but I was pumped up as I pitched, so I'm just overjoyed,"
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WBSC Premier12 winner Shota Imanaga throws 85th NPB no-hitter

WBSC Premier12 winner Shota Imanaga throws 85th NPB no-hitter
08/06/2022
The 28-year-old left-hander used 117 pitches to lead the Yokohama DeNA Baystars to a 2-0 win against the Nippon Ham Fighters in Sapporo.
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