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Kris Johnson's journey from West Covina to Japanese ERA champion isn't over yet ( Pro Yakyu News ) On 2016-1-18 JP Hoornstra wrote:
MLB doesn't award a trophy, or a plaque, or even a gift card to the pitcher with the lowest earned-run average in both leagues. The reward is an extrinsic one to the pitcher's team, and an intrinsic one for seeing your name next to a really low number.

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Pitching greats Saito, Kudo make Hall ( Pro Yakyu News ) On 2016-1-19 The Yomiuri Shimbun wrote:
Former Yomiuri Giants ace Masaki Saito and durable left-hander Kimiyasu Kudo, currently SoftBank Hawks manager, were elected to Japan's Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday in the players category, along with the late Kihachi Enomoto in the expert category.

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Asian and American Ballplayers Face Unusual Challenges When Living Abroad ( MLB News ) On 2016-1-19 Tim Penman wrote:
When new St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Seung-hwan Oh and new Minnesota Twins slugger Byung-ho Park start their first day of spring training next month, the Korean players will be in the same boat former big leaguer Josh Lindblom found himself in.

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