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April 14, 2011 - JapaneseBallPlayers.com Blog

Daily Archives: April 14, 2011

Thoughts on an enigma that is Daisuke Matsuzaka

Daisuke Matsuzaka at Fenway Park, April 11, 2011. Photo: Jim Rogash/Getty Images

Daisuke Matsuzaka, before coming to the U.S, played for the Seibu Lions from 1999 to 2006. In those 8 seasons in Japan, he faced 5,768 hitters, and struck out almost 1/4 of them, 1,355, or 23.5%. He started 204 games and won 108 of them. And — get this — he threw whopping 72 complete […]

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