We announced grouping and schedule of Tokyo pool holding of 1st round of 2017 World Baseball Classic held in March and 2nd round and 1st round.
Japan is semifinals defeat in 2013 meetings for 13 years when they carried out the first meeting of 2006 when Sadaharu Oh director led, the second meeting of 09 years when Manager Tatsunori Hara led and straight victory, but challenged with Manager Koji Yamamoto. For the Japanese baseball world which made a re-start under the great command of "all generations, SAMURAI JAPAN" from there, world's best recapture in 2017 meetings is aim of maximum. Manager Kokubo, kuma﨑 commissioner put power together saying "Solidarity is important".
Group B which we had with "2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™" close at hand performs Warm-up Game with NPB baseball team in Kyocera Dome Osaka.
Japan faces Orix Buffaloes on Hanshin Tigers, Sunday, March 5 on Friday, March 3.
Ahead of fight to world's best recapture that finally approached Manager Kokubo it "is the first thing to do to ascertain state of players who called after gather in February. We said, we think that it was the most important whether state of which pitcher was the best.
As for not only player but also fan and the mascot as for the cheerleader…
We are concerned with baseball, and Send-off Match best in history which all people loving baseball are used to hot opens curtain.
All people who gather at Fukuoka Yahuoku Dome on these days are "Japan National Team!"
"It finally begins. We begin in here."
The Japan National Baseball Team "SAMURAI JAPAN" which started for recapture world's most decides that we hold practice game during training camp to carry out on Sunday for from Thursday, February 23 to 26th. Opponent is Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.
The Japan National Baseball Team "SAMURAI JAPAN" for four days of from Thursday, November 10 to 13th Sunday,
We meet Mexican representative (Edgar Manager Gonzales) and Netherlands representative (director Hensley Meulens) in Tokyo Dome and carry out Warm-up Game.
To seat again baseball world's best in WBC of the next year - -. Warm-up Game of "public performance mode" becomes important preliminary skirmish for world's best recapture.
This Warm-up Game which challenged chest to vexation by "world baseball WBSC premiere 12" of last November.
Aggressive play of fielder whom we worked as commencing with stable pitching of hill staff, daring base running shined and decorated two Masaru wonderfully.
Aiming at 2017 WBC world 1B recapture, fight of SAMURAI JAPAN continues.
"World baseball WBSC premiere 12" to decide baseball strength of a nation No. 1 was carried out in Japan, Taiwan in November, 2015. SAMURAI JAPAN which it was host country, and was regarded as the favorite first on the list. For result to win and advance to the next around of from preliminary as expected, and to miss Final Game advance by yomoyano bestial wickedness change at moment thought whether you get Final Game advance for the way, and to finish meeting with the third place. It became meeting that carved with new page 1 for history of fight with old enemy Korea.
How becomes, and does this result appear to 2017WBC? SAMURAI JAPAN, the distance to 1B of the world continue.
To "premiere 12" to begin after international match of March in Europe from ALL STAR SERIES of November in the previous year on November 8, 2015 - -. SAMURAI JAPAN that we aim at "the world top" continues new challenge.To Reclaim Title of Best in the World, 2015 Interview with Manager Hiroki Kokubo of Samurai Japan
ALL STAR SERIES which it became eight years since the last was held in November, 2014. Positioning as important game to know the present location of SAMURAI JAPAN toward WBC after 12th grade and this series that it was. Result showed high potential as team in spite of being four wins two defeats and net win, game after postseason.Manager Kokubo interviews ALL STAR SERIES holding [the first part]
Warm-up Game "BASEBALL CHALLENGE 2013" with Chinese Taipei which was performed in Taiwan for from 8 to 10 on November. Fight of new life SAMURAI JAPAN which became formation that professional baseball, Amateur, student mingle and symbolize new the Japan National Baseball Team is curtain raising in 3 successive victories. It became good sailing of good omen.On November 5, 2013, it is beginning of new life SAMURAI JAPAN
On October 9, 2013, Hiroki Kokubo was decided for supervision of the Japan National Baseball Team "SAMURAI JAPAN" Top Team, and appointment press conference was held.
In addition, in November, players of Top Team and all 8 categories including under generation gathered in a hall, and Solidarity type was performed in all new life SAMURAI JAPAN generations, and the distance to recapture started the Japan National Baseball Team world's most.
All games of "2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™" to be live broadcasted on J SPORTS as well as other games such as warm-up games
2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™ Kosuke Tanaka added to players
27 players for “2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™”announced – Aiming to become a good defensive team centering on pitchers
Samurai Japan members to play in “2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™”
Terrestrial live broadcasting of “Tokyo pool for 1st and 2nd rounds in “2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™ presented by ASAHI SUPERDRY”
Supporting companies of warm-up games in Tokyo pool for 1st and 2nd rounds in “2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™”
“WBC Supporters Goods” containing a “2017 WBC High Quality Replica Uniform” and other goods are now on sale
Norichika Aoki joins the team for 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™
18 players to play in 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC
Overview of the tickets for 1st and 2nd rounds of 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™ and for WBC Warm-up Games
Samurai Japan will play a practice game with Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in next February
Defending champion the Dominican Republic named a 50-man preliminary roster including MLB players
Experienced 28 players of South Korea National Team for the 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™ announced
Two the fourth WBC preliminary one point of consecutive defeats… Dream of Brazilian representative is broken
Israel grabbed its first ticket to WBC! A total of 16 teams will play in the championship
2017 WBC Preliminary Round opens in Brooklyn! Israel moves a step closer to the final qualifying round!
Samurai Japan Uniform for the “promised” 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™ to win back the world’s No.1 position with a sense of responsibility
Official EC website of 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™ opened
Samurai Japan Uniform for 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™
4th WBC Preliminary Round: Brazil aiming to win the last spot for its second consecutive appearance at WBC
Way to world's best recapture to finally begin! WBC1 next round of next March faces Cuba, China, Australia in Tokyo Dome!
Tokyo pool for the 1st and 2nd rounds of 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™
Samurai Japan will engage in a training camp in November and play four games against the Mexico National Team and the Netherlands National Team in "actual game mode"
2017 WBC will be Mexico’s fourth consecutive appearance at the championship! Colombia will make a debut!
2017 WBC Preliminary Round –Mexico vs. Panama– has started!
Overall interview with Naoyuki Simizu (pitching coach for New Zealand National Team) for the preliminary round of the 4th WBC
Winning the hitting battle, Australia National Team enjoys 3 successive wins without a lost game. The team is now ready for WBC!
2017 WBC Australia Preliminary Round has started!
Interviewing Naoyuki Shimizu (pitching coach for New Zealand National Team) for the preliminary round of the 4th WBC
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