NPB Newsletter: Import Pitcher Stats

MLB put on a great playoff show for us, while NPB now searches for reasons to give people to watch the last three weeks of the regular season. The playoff picture is quite clear. SoftBank will likely host Chiba Lotte, … Continued

Who’s Your Team? Comparing NPB to MLB

By Sam Ceisler Although Major League Baseball (MLB) and Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) are incredibly different leagues, my love affair with the Japanese game stemmed from my MLB fandom.  One of my favorite players growing up was Hideki Matsui. As … Continued

The Best MLB Seasons Ever by Japanese Pitchers

By Coop Daley Major League Baseball (MLB) is filled to the brim with fantastic international talent, whether from Venezuela, Cuba, South Korea or, of course, Japan. With Kenta Maeda and Yu Darvish having absolutely phenomenal seasons in the shortened 2020 … Continued

The Home Run Dream: A Baseball Travelogue

By J.A. Walsh Note: This essay partly recounts a trip through Japan my ten-year old son and I took with the JapanBall tour in 2016. The experience left an indelible impression in my life, and my son’s. On the tour, … Continued