Japanese television stuck to its live coverage from Miami for almost two hours after Japan defeated the United States 3-2 to win the World Baseball Classic.
Cardinals sign Korean pitcher Seung Hwan Oh to bolster ‘pen
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Seung Hwan Oh has been such a dominant pitcher in Japan that he has two nicknames: “Final Boss” and “Stone Buddha.”
The St. Louis Cardinals project the Korean with 357 career saves as a reliever who’ll get the ball to their own record-setting closer, Trevor Rosenthal.
Former Yankees player signs with Japanese team
CHIBA, Japan (AP) – The Lotte Marines of Japan’s Pacific League say they have signed former New York Yankees utility infielder Luis Cruz to a one-year contract worth $750,000. The 29-year-old Cruz, who split the 2013 season between the Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers, has a career batting average of .234 with seven home […]
Japanese fans celebrate Matsui’s MVP performance
TOKYO (AP) — Japan nearly came to a standstill as millions watched Hideki Matsui, the man they know as Godzilla, ead the Yankees to the World Series title.