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Taiwan's Sheng reaches base for 85th straight game to pass Ted Williams ( CPBL News ) On 2016-5-6 Dayn Perry wrote:
Lin Chih Sheng of Taiwan's CPBL recently reached base for the 85th straight game. That means that Sheng, second baseman for the Chinatrust Brothers has now surpassed the mark set by Hall of Famer Ted Williams in 1949.

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Umpire cites 'national character' as reason for home plate collision rules ( Pro Yakyu News ) On 2016-5-7 Kyodo News wrote:
One of Japan's chief umpires said Saturday that Japan went farther than the majors toward collisions at home plate out of consideration for Japanese players' "national character."

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Gomes left Eagles before opportunity to turn season around ( Pro Yakyu News ) On 2016-5-7 Wayne Graczyk wrote:
"Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye." The title of a 19th century anti-war song.

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Dae-Ho Lee's long, eventful journey to becoming a Mariners fan favorite ( MLB News ) On 2016-5-12 Shannon Drayer wrote:
Dae-Ho Lee is living his baseball dream.

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Korean Baseball Player Turns Bunt into Stand-up Double ( KBO News ) On 2016-5-13 Trent Baker wrote:
Lee Dae-hyung, outfielder for the KT Wiz in South Korea, appears to have figured out the art of bunting.

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Jingu Stadium users, operator close to deal over 2020 eviction ( Pro Yakyu News ) On 2016-5-13 The Japan Times wrote:
Jingu Stadium will be vacated for nearly three months for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics after the ballpark's operator and its other regular users agreed in principle to a modified proposal from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic organizing committee.

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Standridge, Controversy at home -- 5-09 ... ( Japanese Baseball Daily )
Japan Baseball Weekly Podcast -- 5-09 …

Vol. 6.14, John E. Gibson and Jim Allen discuss an interview with Jason Standridge of the Marines, discuss another controversial play at the plate, comment on the non-bunting Tigers, plus notes and #HighHeat questions.

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The takeover is complete ( Tiger Tails ) Tigers have a new permanent catcher - Haraguchi after his stunning switch from Ikusei to full time contract is now catching for Messenger and Nohmi sidelining Okazaki entirely. The latter is still number two catcher with Sakamoto as number three.

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The catching debacle ( Tiger Tails ) Tigers have tied up with Skymark - a low cost domestic carrier which has just emerged from an establishment induced bankruptcy. One of the Skymark aircraft will carry the Tigers logo and will fly all over Japan. The aim is to attract Tigers fans to use Skymark when they travel to places like Tokyo Dome. Seat covers for the aircraft will be in the Tigers colours as well.

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Ho hum ( Tiger Tails ) We had a short two game series at Koshien (who dreamed that one up I wonder?) with the Giants. The first game was rained out so it turned into a 1 game series. Currently Giants lead the series with the Tigers and this did nothing to change that.

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