Part Two of Baseball in Japan Can Throw You a Curve looks at the six teams in NPB's Pacific League. The Pacific League corresponds to MLB's American League as a Designated Hitter is used – in the Central League, pitchers must hit. Leading off the sextet are the amusingly named Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, league champions in 2007.
Before the BBQs are lit or the bonfires set ablaze during this Fourth of July weekend, it might be nice to brush up on some American history. What better way to do that than to go back in time?
Even though mp3 players are the main portable music players today, they wouldn’t be here without their predecessors.