Daily Archives: April 1, 2011

Blast from the past: Kaz Matsui in the news

Something that Atlanta Braves’ slugger did caused a past JapaneseBallPlayers name to appear on the news today. From Heyward Has a Blast on Opening Day on Wall Street Journal by Jared Diamond. Opening Day is quickly becoming Jason Heyward’s favorite day. After hitting a home run in the first at-bat of his career last season, […]

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How will Tsuyoshi Nishioka of Minnesota Twins do?

Tsuyoshi Nishioka and manager Ron Gardenhire (AP)

Twins’ rookie second baseman, Tsuyoshi Nishioka just had really good spring. He played in 20 games and had 58 at-bats. He had 20 hits, 2 of them doubles and 1 of them triple, for .345 batting average. Stole 3 bases, and caught once (.750 success). He had 2 walks (.367 OBP) and only struck out […]

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