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March 2011 - JapaneseBallPlayers.com Blog

Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ichiro and his thoughts as he entered his at-bat at 2009 WBC final


“Ichiro reveals himself in TV interview: Ordinary and extraordinary” was a Seattle Times story by Brad Lefton that ran on February 20, 2011 (over a month ago) but was such a great story that it deserves to be revisited by this blog. Ichiro was also in the news more recently that he donated 100 million […]

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JapaneseBallPlayers by MLB teams


Masanori Murakami, the first Japanese player ever to play in MLB, played for San Francisco Giants. This list is as of beginning of 2011 season UPDATED December 2012, when Arizona Diamondbacks signed Takashi Saito, leaving only two teams without a Japanese player ever played for them; Florida Marlins and Cincinnati Reds. For the most updated […]

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Earthquake/Tsunami and Japanese Baseball Players

It has been over a week, but I personally still can’t get over the shock of the national emergency caused by last week’s massive earthquake and tsunami in Northeast Japan. But as I follow my baseball news, I have noticed a lot of stories about what baseball players are doing about this terrible natural disaster. […]

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Projections for JapaneseBallPlayers, 2011

The baseball season is almost here. Every year, there are a lot of places that publish projections for each of MLB players. Fangraphs.com, one of my favorite baseball sites of all-time, does great job compiling the projections into their player pages. There are projections from Bill James and his Baseball Info Solutions company (cost $10), […]

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