A brief glimpse into the past

Mannami packs punch for Fighters | Today’s Special (05/18/22)
Mannami packs punch for Fighters | Today’s Special (05/18/22)

Chusei Mannami's first career two-homer game powers the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters past the Orix Buffaloes 11-4 at Hotto ...



Honda fires heat for 1st pro win | On The Rise (05/17/22)
Honda fires heat for 1st pro win | On The Rise (05/17/22)

Orix Buffaloes reliver Hitomi Honda (1-0) fans two and dominates by touching 158 kph in the seventh inning to pick up his first pro ...



Fighters fire off surprise attack | Today’s Special (05/01/22)
Fighters fire off surprise attack | Today’s Special (05/01/22)

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters go on the attack in the fourth inning, batting around for six hits and a walk – and getting a ...



1 shoutout, 2 shots out | Spotlight Player (04/30/22)
1 shoutout, 2 shots out | Spotlight Player (04/30/22)

Masataka Yoshida's choice for his “nickname jersey” is an homage to big leaguer Bryce Harper [not the “Macho Man” moniker], ...



Smiles for miles | Major Prospects (04/30/22)
Smiles for miles | Major Prospects (04/30/22)

Kotaro Kiyomiya of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters hangs in on a 1-2 count and singles in the go-ahead run in the second ...



Fighters vs. Buffaloes Tokyo Dome Vlog
Fighters vs. Buffaloes Tokyo Dome Vlog

Vlogging my experience at the Tokyo Dome watching the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters take on the Orix Buffaloes. Become a ...



Armed and dangerous | Today’s Special (04/27/22)
Armed and dangerous | Today’s Special (04/27/22)

Up-and-coming outfielder Chusei Mannami of the Hokkdaido Nippon Ham Fighters shows off his superior athleticism and strong ...



Smith’s power tool | Foreign Exposure (04/19/22)
Smith’s power tool | Foreign Exposure (04/19/22)

Burch Smith uses his fastball to set up an array of breaking pitches that baffle the Chiba Lotte Marines over seven no-hit innings to ...



Team, Place & City Details

Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters

The Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters are a Japanese professional baseball team based in Sapporo, Hokkaidō. They compete in the Pacific League of Nippon Professional Baseball, playing the majority of their home games at the Sapporo Dome.

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks are a Japanese baseball team based in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture. The team was bought on January 28, 2005 by the SoftBank Corporation.