Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters

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Is This Man the Next Dice-K?

Yu Darvish may be headed to the US sooner than thought

(Newser) - Japan's best pitcher is a towering 21-year-old named Yu Darvish, and the biggest question about his career is not if he will come to the US, but when, writes ESPN. With Japanese baseball strides ahead of the American institution in terms of commercialism, his team may well offer him up... More »

Nippon Ham Fighter Gets Royal Summons

Kansas City taps Japan league vet Hillman for manager's job

(Newser) - You can go home again if you're Trey Hillman. The longtime minor league manager in the Yankees farm system, who spent the last five years managing Hokkaido's Nippon Ham-sponsored squad in Japan's Pacific League, will be introduced on Monday in Kansas City as the new manager of the Royals.  More »

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