Category Archives: Japan

USA’s Pitching Leads Team to WBC Final

LOS ANGELES – The United States received stellar pitching from Tanner Roark and timely RBI from Andrew McCutchen and Adam Jones and defeated Japan 2-1 to advance to the final of the World Baseball Classic for the first time in … Continue reading

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Interview with Manabu Mimuro, Yomiuri Shimbun

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Manabu Mimuro works for the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s largest newspaper. He is based in Los Angeles and works Shimbun’s bureau there. Manabu was the only member of the Japanese media to attend the Jalisco bracket in … Continue reading

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2007 Good Luck Beijing Baseball Tournament

As a preliminary test for the Olympic facilities in Beijing, the ‘Good Luck Beijing’ Tournament was held in a variety of sports, including baseball, which was played at the specially-constructed (and now demolished) Wukesong Field. The tournament was in the … Continue reading

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The 2017 World Baseball Classic

Now that we’ve had two days to enjoy the incredible run by the Dominican Republic, it’s time to glance at least one eye to the future, which for international baseball fans means the 2017 World Baseball Classic. With the establishment … Continue reading

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All-Time World Baseball Classic Records

Team                           Record             RF        RA       RD Australia                       1-8                   31        60        -29 Brazil                             3-3                   18        18        … Continue reading

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Ríos, Puerto Rico Shock Defending Champs Japan

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score Edwin Rodríguez, manager of the underdog Puerto Rico team, put together a game plan against the two-time defending World Baseball Classic champions Japan and stuck to it, and Álex Ríos hit a two-run homer to give … Continue reading

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Extra Innings’ 2013 World Baseball Classic Power Rankings (Mar. 16)

The semifinals in the World Baseball Classic are set! How will the rankings look after the Dominicans take on the Netherlands and Japan faces Puerto Rico? Check previous editions here and look for a new chart tomorrow! Dominican Republic (6-0): Only once … Continue reading

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Extra Innings’ 2013 World Baseball Classic Power Rankings (Mar. 15)

The U.S. is gone after a huge upset by Puerto Rico, but the Puerto Ricans will need a few more upsets to leap up the table. Their first chance comes tonight against the Dominican Republic. Check previous editions here and look for … Continue reading

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Extra Innings’ 2013 World Baseball Classic Power Rankings (Mar. 14)

After a massive win by the Dominican Republic, there is little doubt that they are tournament’s most well-rounded team. Can they defeat the equally hot Japanese or the magic of the Netherlands to claim the world title? And will the … Continue reading

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Extra Innings’ 2013 World Baseball Classic Power Rankings (Mar. 13)

We’re down to one game a day with only six more fixtures left. Puerto Rico’s win over Italy did not provide much clarity as they were fortunate to win it, but the Dominican Republic-USA match will be sure to provide … Continue reading

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