2023 Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) season

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  1. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
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    #851 unclesox, Nov 16, 2023
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2023
    2023 APBC logo white 400.jpg

    The APBC tournament began on Thursday.
    I will only post scores and highlights (no summaries).

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    SCHEDULE
    Thu 16 Nov : 12:00 - Korea vs Australia
    Thu 16 Nov : 19:00 - Chinese Taipei vs Japan
    Fri 17 Nov : 12:00 - Australia vs Chinese Taipei
    Fri 17 Nov : 19:00 - Japan v Korea
    Sat 18 Nov : 12:00 - Australia vs Japan
    Sat 18 Nov : 19:00 - Korea vs Chinese Taipei
    Sun 19 Nov : 11:00 - 3rd Place/Consolation game
    Sun 19 Nov : 18:00 - Chmpionship Final
     
  2. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
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    #852 unclesox, Nov 16, 2023
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2023
  3. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    #853 unclesox, Nov 16, 2023
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2023
    2023-11-16 scores 1.jpg
    W: H.Y. Jung (KOR, 1-0)
    L: D. McGrath (AUS, 0-1)
    HR: A. Hall (AUS, 1)




    2023-11-16 lineup.jpg
    2023-11-16 scores 2.jpg
    W: H. Nemoto (JPN, 1-0)
    L: R.Y. Gu Lin (TPE, 0-1)
    HR: Sh. Morishita (JPN, 1)
     
  4. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
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  5. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
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    #855 unclesox, Nov 17, 2023
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2023
    2023-11-17 scores 1.jpg
    W: C.W. Chiu (TPE, 1-0)
    L: D. McGrath (AUS, 0-2)
    HR: C.K. Lin (TPE, 1)



    2023-11-17 lineup.jpg
    2023-11-17 scores 2.jpg
    W: Ch. Sumida (JPN, 1-0)
    L: E.L. Lee (KOR, 0-1)
    S: K. Taguchi (JPN, 1)
    HR: Ch. Mannami (JPN, 1), W.J. Kim (KOR, 1)
     
  6. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
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    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
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    2023-11-18 lineup.jpg 2023-11-18 scores 1.jpg
    W: T. Hayakawa (JPN, 1-0)
    L: J. Bushell (AUS, 0-1)



    2023-11-18 scores 2.jpg
    W: T.I. Won (KOR, 1-0)
    L: Y.C. Wang (TPE, 0-1)
    HR: J.H. Liu (TPE, 1)
     
  8. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    APBC Championship Final
    Sunday 19 November
    Probables
    2023-11-19 probables.jpg
    18:00
    Japan : Tatsuya Imai (Seibu Lions)
    Korea: Gwak Been (Doosan Bears)
     
  9. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
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  10. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
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    3rd Place/Bronze Medal Game
    2023-11-19 scores 1.jpg
    W: C.E. Lin (1-0)
    L: C. Wynne (0-1)
     
  11. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona


    Championship Final
    2023-11-19 scores 2.jpg 2023-11-19 scores 3.jpg
    W: K. Yoshimura (JPN, 1-0)
    L: H.Y. Jung (KOR, 1-1)
    HR: Sh. Maki (JPN, 1)
     
  12. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Re-posting because I lied. :oops: This won't be the final post of this thread.
    NPB Awards take place next week.
    And I've added the 'behind-the-scenes' video from the Final against Korea.



    2023-11-19 stats final.jpg

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  13. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
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    Hanshin Tigers Victory Parade

    Live stream of the parade in Kobe begins at Thursday 11:00am JT (9pm US Eastern / 6pm Pacific)



    The parade then moves to Midōsuji Avenue, the main street of Osaka, scheduled for 14:00 Japan (Midnight ET, 9pm PT)

     
  14. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

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    209, California
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    #864 unclesox, Nov 27, 2023
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2023
    On Monday NPB announced the 2023 "Best Nine" award winners, as voted by NPB reporters.


    CENTRAL LEAGUE

    2023-11-27 Best Nine Central 500.jpg

    P: Katsuki Azuma (BayStars) 1st time award winner
    C: Takumi Ohshiro (Giants) 2nd
    1B: Yusuke Ohyama (Tigers) 1st
    2B: Shugo Maki (BayStars) 2nd
    3B: Toshiro Miyazaki (BayStars) 3rd
    SS: Seiya Kinami (Tigers) 1st
    OF: Koji Chikamoto (Tigers) 3rd
    OF: Ryoma Nishikawa (Carp) 1st
    OF: Yuki Okabayashi (Dragons) 2nd


    PACIFIC LEAGUE

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    P: Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Buffaloes) 3rd time award winner
    C: Tomoya Mori (Buffaloes) 4th
    1B: Yuma Tongu (Buffaloes) 1st
    2B: Hideto Asamura (Eagles) 7th + 1 at 1B
    3B: Yuma Mune (Buffaloes) 3rd
    SS: Kotaro Kurebayashi (Buffaloes) 1st
    OF: Kensuke Kondo (Hawks) 2nd + 2 at DH
    OF: Chusei Mannami (Fighters) 1st
    OF: Yuki Yanagita (Hawks) 8th
    DH: Gregory Polanco (Marines) 1st
     
  15. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
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    #865 unclesox, Nov 28, 2023
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2023
    On Tuesday the NPB Awards gala was held at the Grand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa in Tokyo.

    2023-11-28 NPB Awards.jpg

    In addition to recognizing previously announced winners of the Gold Glove and Best Nine awards, the two main awards for each league were announced and presented.


    2023 BEST NEWCOMER (Rookie of the Year)

    Central League
    1. Shoki Murakami (Tigers)
    2. Shota Morishita (Tigers)
    3. Yuto Akihiro (Giants

    2023-11-28 Best Newcomer - Rookie of the Year CL Shoki Murakami.jpg

    RHP Shoki Murakami (Hanshin Tigers)
    22 games
    10 wins
    6 loss
    2 complete games
    1 complete game shutout
    1.75 ERA
    144.1 innings pitched
    137 strikeouts
    30 runs allowed
    28 earned runs


    Pacific League
    1. Shunpeita Yamashita (Buffaloes)
    2. Shota Watanabe (Eagles)
    3. Yuki Udagawa (Buffaloes)

    2023-11-28 Best Newcomer - Rookie of the Year PL Shunpeita Yamashita.jpg

    RHP Shunpeita Yamashita (Orix Buffaloes)
    16 games
    9 wins
    3 loss
    1.61 ERA
    95 innings pitched
    101 strikeouts
    21 runs allowed
    17 earned runs


    2023-11-28 Best Newcomer - Rookie of the Year 400.jpg
     
  16. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    2023 BEST PLAYER (Most Valuable Player)

    Central League
    1. Shoki Murakami (Tigers)
    2. Koji Chikamoto (Tigers)
    3. Yusuke Ohyama (Tigers)

    2023-11-28 Best Player - MVP CL Shoki Murakami.jpg

    RHP Shoki Murakami (Hanshin Tigers)
    22 games
    10 wins
    6 loss
    2 complete games
    1 complete game shutout
    1.75 ERA
    144.1 innings pitched
    137 strikeouts
    30 runs allowed
    28 earned runs

    Shoki Murakami is the 3rd pitcher in NPB history (1st in Central League history) to win both Best Newcomer and Best Player awards in the same year.
    Isamu Kida (1980 Pacific League)
    Hideo Nomo (1990 Pacific League)


    Pacific League
    1. Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Buffaloes)
    2. Kensuke Kondoh (Hawks)
    3. Yuma Tongu (Buffaloes)

    2023-11-28 Best Player - MVP PL Yoshinobu Yamamoto.jpg

    RHP Yoshinobu Yamamoto - Orix Buffaloes (3rd award winner)
    23 games
    16 wins
    6 losses
    2 complete game
    1 complete game shutout
    1.21 ERA
    164 innings pitched
    169 strikeouts
    27 runs allowed
    22 earned run

    Yoshinobu Yamamoto is the third player to win the MVP award for 3 consecutive years.
    Hisashi Yamamda (1976, 1977, 1978)
    Ichiro Suzuki (1994, 1995, 1996)


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  17. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    2023-11-28 Yoshinobu Yamamoto awards 600.jpg

    25 year old Yoshinobu Yamamoto in 6 full NPB seasons:

    4x ERA Title
    4x Strikeout Title
    3x MVP
    3x Sawamura Award
    3x Best Nine Award
    3x Gold Glove Award
    3x Triple Crown Winner
    2x Tossed No-hitter

    3x Pennant Winner
    1x Nippon Series Champion
    1x WBC Champion
    1x Premier12 Champion
    1x Olympic Gold Medalist
     
  18. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Members of Samurai Japan's WBC team who were present at the Gala received their commemorative championship rings.

    Yoshinobu Yamamoto posted a photo of his ring on Instagram.

    2023-11-28 ring Yoshinobu Mamamoto 300.jpg

    And the Hanshin Tigers released video of Takumu Nakano trying on his ring.




    Oh, and I was finally able to obtain a copy of the documentary film on Japan's road to victory. :cool:
    The video is available on Amazon.
    But I should add that the DVD version is Region 2 (Europe, Japan) so be aware if you're in the U.S. (Region 1).
    Through much online searching I was able to rip the (copyright protected) discs and turn them into mp4 files. :whistling:

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  19. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Awesome cover photo from the latest issue of "Sports Graphic Number", the leading Japanese sports magazine. :cool:

    2023-12-07 Sports Graphic Number magazine.jpg
     
  20. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    On New Years Eve, the WBC documentary (loosely translated as) "Samurai Aspirations: The Quest To Become The World's Best" was screened on TV for the first time.
    Someone put it up on youtube so no idea how long it will remain.

     
  21. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
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