CollectionsHideki Okajima
IN THE NEWS

Hideki Okajima

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
December 29, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THE OAKLAND Athletics traded All-Star closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney to Boston yesterday for outfielder Josh Reddick and prospects Miles Head and Raul Alcantara. In the deal, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine found a reliable ninth-inning guy to replace Jonathan Papelbon , who left for the Phillies as a free agent. Bailey - the 2009 AL Rookie of the Year who made the All-Star team that season and again in 2010 - is from Haddon Heights, N.J. The righthander, 27, went 0-4 with a 3.24 ERA and 24 saves in 41 2/3 innings this year.
SPORTS
December 1, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig says he will step down in 3 years when his contract ends, content that the sport is in good health, Reuters reported. "I plan to retire," Selig, the former Milwaukee Brewers owner, said yesterday. "Other than Kenesaw Mountain Landis, I think I would be the longest-serving commissioner," added Selig, who became "interim commissioner" in 1992 and took the job permanently 6 years later. "My contract runs for the next 3-plus years. I'll be 75 years of age and I want to teach and write a book and do some other things," he said.
SPORTS
April 7, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Hideki Okajima walked Nick Johnson to score the tiebreaking run after a costly error by shortstop Marco Scutaro loaded the bases, and the visiting New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox, 6-4, last night. Scutaro, part of Boston's offseason emphasis on improving its run prevention, fielded Derek Jeter's routine grounder with two outs in the eighth. But his throw went in the dirt and off first baseman Kevin Youkilis' glove. Then Okajima (1-1) walked Johnson, scoring Jorge Posada and making the score 5-4. Robinson Cano added his first homer of the year in the ninth.
SPORTS
April 1, 2008 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Krypton curve? Think maybe the Japanese read too many comic books? How else can you explain their obsession with secret pitches? Dice-K had the "gyroball. " Now Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima is working on a secret pitch of his own. He calls it the "Doki-Doki," which translates, we think, to "These American sportswriters certainly are gullible. " Actually, according to the Boston Globe, it means "sound of a heartbeat. " What does it do? "He doesn't know which way it breaks," translator Jeff Yamaguchi said.
SPORTS
December 15, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Daisuke Matsuzaka threw his first pitch off the Fenway Park mound yesterday, the end of an 8,000-mile journey that the Red Sox hope will give them a new ace. Boston announced Matsuzaka's $52 million, 6-year contract at a packed news conference that ended several long days of negotiations. Now they hope the Japanese star will follow Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez as a dominant major leaguer. "In our minds, it was not a certainty until the very end," Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said.
SPORTS
May 3, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Josh Beckett had enough left to escape a seventh-inning jam and become the first Red Sox pitcher to win his first six starts since Roger Clemens in 1991. The righthander struck out Mark Ellis with runners at first and second and two outs, and Boston went on last night to beat visiting Oakland, 6-4.Beckett (6-0) is the only pitcher with six wins this season, his second with Boston. Beckett has moved from the third-base side of the rubber to the middle this season and has relied more on an improved curveball and changeup after concentrating on his fastball in key situations last year.
SPORTS
October 26, 2007 | By Jim Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - The first two games of the 103d World Series have produced a blowout and a nail-biter. The Boston Red Sox have been on the winning end of both and now stand two victories from tasting champagne again. The Red Sox eked out a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies in Game 2 of the Series last night at Fenway Park. The Rockies finished second in the National League with 860 runs this season, but the Red Sox, winners of the 2004 World Series, have held them to just two so far in this Series.
SPORTS
May 25, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Kevin Youkilis and David Ortiz homered to back the strong pitching of Clay Buchholz and lead the resurgent Boston Red Sox to a 6-1 victory over the host Tampa Bay Rays last night. The Red Sox beat baseball's top team for the first time in five tries, climbing a season-best four games over .500 (25-21) with their third straight win on a difficult road trip that began in Philadelphia. Buchholz (6-3) won his eighth consecutive road start dating to last August, the longest such streak by a Red Sox pitcher since Roger Clemens won nine in a row from July 18, 1992 to April 20, 1993.
SPORTS
December 4, 2010
Here are some off-season moves that could have an effect on the Phillies in the coming weeks. 1. The Angels signed lefthander Hisanori Takahashi to a two-year, $5.5 million deal. Takahashi was a pitcher who interested the Phillies for an obvious reason: He's lefthanded. When he hit the market, it was believed Takahashi was seeking a two- or three-year deal, but he ends up with a deal almost identical to the one Jose Contreras signed with the Phillies earlier this off-season.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
December 29, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THE OAKLAND Athletics traded All-Star closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney to Boston yesterday for outfielder Josh Reddick and prospects Miles Head and Raul Alcantara. In the deal, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine found a reliable ninth-inning guy to replace Jonathan Papelbon , who left for the Phillies as a free agent. Bailey - the 2009 AL Rookie of the Year who made the All-Star team that season and again in 2010 - is from Haddon Heights, N.J. The righthander, 27, went 0-4 with a 3.24 ERA and 24 saves in 41 2/3 innings this year.
SPORTS
December 4, 2010
Here are some off-season moves that could have an effect on the Phillies in the coming weeks. 1. The Angels signed lefthander Hisanori Takahashi to a two-year, $5.5 million deal. Takahashi was a pitcher who interested the Phillies for an obvious reason: He's lefthanded. When he hit the market, it was believed Takahashi was seeking a two- or three-year deal, but he ends up with a deal almost identical to the one Jose Contreras signed with the Phillies earlier this off-season.
SPORTS
May 25, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Kevin Youkilis and David Ortiz homered to back the strong pitching of Clay Buchholz and lead the resurgent Boston Red Sox to a 6-1 victory over the host Tampa Bay Rays last night. The Red Sox beat baseball's top team for the first time in five tries, climbing a season-best four games over .500 (25-21) with their third straight win on a difficult road trip that began in Philadelphia. Buchholz (6-3) won his eighth consecutive road start dating to last August, the longest such streak by a Red Sox pitcher since Roger Clemens won nine in a row from July 18, 1992 to April 20, 1993.
SPORTS
April 7, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Hideki Okajima walked Nick Johnson to score the tiebreaking run after a costly error by shortstop Marco Scutaro loaded the bases, and the visiting New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox, 6-4, last night. Scutaro, part of Boston's offseason emphasis on improving its run prevention, fielded Derek Jeter's routine grounder with two outs in the eighth. But his throw went in the dirt and off first baseman Kevin Youkilis' glove. Then Okajima (1-1) walked Johnson, scoring Jorge Posada and making the score 5-4. Robinson Cano added his first homer of the year in the ninth.
SPORTS
September 24, 2009 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
Red Sox mine Japan Times certainly have changed. The Red Sox, the last major-league club to integrate, have a major-league-record four Japanese players on their roster. All are pitchers. Daisuke Matsuzaka became the fourth Japanese-born player on Boston's roster when he was activated from the disabled list Sept. 15. He joined Takashi Saito, Hideki Okajima and Junichi Tazawa. "I never imagined there would be four Japanese players on any one team," Matsuzaka said on MLB.com.
SPORTS
October 26, 2007 | By Jim Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - The first two games of the 103d World Series have produced a blowout and a nail-biter. The Boston Red Sox have been on the winning end of both and now stand two victories from tasting champagne again. The Red Sox eked out a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies in Game 2 of the Series last night at Fenway Park. The Rockies finished second in the National League with 860 runs this season, but the Red Sox, winners of the 2004 World Series, have held them to just two so far in this Series.
SPORTS
October 22, 2007 | By Jim Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - It's official now. The Boston Red Sox have this postseason comeback thing down pat. Three years after the rebound of all postseason rebounds, the Red Sox have done it again. They completed a three-game charge to win the American League pennant last night at Fenway Park. Their 11-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series earned them a date in the World Series against the National League champion Colorado Rockies. The Red Sox got five innings of two-run ball from Daisuke Matsuzaka, a combined four innings of scoreless relief work from Hideki Okajima and Jonathan Papelbon, and one very big two-run home run from rookie Dustin Pedroia in completing their three-game rise from the mat. The Red Sox won their 12th AL championship on the 32d anniversary of Carlton Fisk's legendary home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.
SPORTS
October 22, 2007 | By PAUL HAGEN, hagenp@phillynews.com
BOSTON - The Dropkick Murphys sang "Tessie. " A Red Sox Nation gathering of 37,165 strong stood, cheered or groaned at all the appropriate moments and joined, as always, in joyous unison on "Sweet Caroline" in the eighth. Sausages sizzled on the grills along Yawkey Way, the Citgo sign blinked above the Green Monster in left, the Prudential Building presided over the skyline to the right and the iconic logo of two red socks was mowed into the infield grass. No ballpark has as many quaint traditions as Fenway Park.
SPORTS
May 3, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Josh Beckett had enough left to escape a seventh-inning jam and become the first Red Sox pitcher to win his first six starts since Roger Clemens in 1991. The righthander struck out Mark Ellis with runners at first and second and two outs, and Boston went on last night to beat visiting Oakland, 6-4.Beckett (6-0) is the only pitcher with six wins this season, his second with Boston. Beckett has moved from the third-base side of the rubber to the middle this season and has relied more on an improved curveball and changeup after concentrating on his fastball in key situations last year.
1 | 2 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|