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NPB news: June 29, 2022

This past week, Yakult Swallows games have taken on the tone of classic Japanese monster movies. Everyone knows the monster is coming and going to destroy a city or two, and there’s little to do but enjoy the carnage while mortals do their best to brave the dangers.

This past week, Yakult Swallows games have taken on the tone of classic Japanese monster movies. Everyone knows the monster is coming and going to destroy a city or two, and there’s little to do but enjoy the carnage while mortals do their best to brave the dangers.

Shall we see how this plays out?

Lions 6, Fighters 2: At Seibu Dome, Seibu has allowed three runs or fewer for 12 straight games, a streak last accomplished in 1965 by the Fukuoka-based Nishitetsu Lions.

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NPB news: June 26, 2022

I missed Saturday’s news post with so much to do at the day job, and Sunday was much the same, so I’m going to take a different tack today, and talk about an important anniversary, in what is being touted as the important 150th anniversary of baseball’s introduction to Japan, although it’s an anniversary Nippon Professional Baseball prefers you not know about.

It’s the kind of post I tend to reserve as paid content, but I suspect you’ll like it.

We also had games on Saturday and Sunday, when the Yakult Swallows and Yomiuri Giants completed a slug fest series. We also had a record for Japanese home run hitters, and some coronavirus news so let’s get to it.

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