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January 23, 1986
Randy Bass, the Oklahoman whose 54 home runs for the Hanshin Tigers in 1985 was one short of the Japanese League record, reportedly has agreed to a contract for at least $650,000, making him the highest-paid player in Japan. Bass, who was named league MVP after leading Hanshin to its first-ever championship, hit .350 and drove in 134 runs for the Tigers last season. The left-handed hitting first baseman, 31, has played the last three seasons for Hanshin, which is located in Osaka.
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May 28, 1989 | FRED HIATT, The Washington Post
So Will Clark is batting .372 to lead the major leagues. Big deal. Warren Cromartie, formerly of the Montreal Expos and now star center fielder for Japan's favorite team, the Yomiuri Giants, can hardly remember .372. In his sixth and, he says, final year of playing Japanese baseball, Cromartie is tearing up the Central League with 25 RBI in 32 games and a .439 average. Cromartie said this week he isn't sure how to explain his record-breaking batting pace. "I'm eating the same amount of sushi that I've always eaten," he said.
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May 26, 1986 | Associated Press
Randy Bass, formerly with the Texas Rangers, hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and led the Hanshin Tigers to a 7-4 Japanese League baseball victory over the Yokohama Taiyo Whales Sunday. Dick Davis, formerly with the Toronto Blue Jays, slugged a two-run home run, his 13th homer of the season, as the Kintetsu Buffaloes beat the Nankai Hawks, 4-2.
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June 9, 1986 | Associated Press
Randy Bass, formerly with the Texas Rangers, drove in two runs as the Hanshin Tigers shut out the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, 9-0, in Japanese League baseball Sunday. The Yomiuri Giants trounced the Yakult Swallows, 17-1, on 19 hits, including a two-run home run by Warren Cromartie, formerly with the Montreal Expos. Cromartie has eight home runs this season. The Hankyu Braves downed the Nippon Ham Fighters, 5-2, on a three-run home run by Greg Wells, formerly with the Minnesota Twins.
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May 28, 1989 | FRED HIATT, The Washington Post
So Will Clark is batting .372 to lead the major leagues. Big deal. Warren Cromartie, formerly of the Montreal Expos and now star center fielder for Japan's favorite team, the Yomiuri Giants, can hardly remember .372. In his sixth and, he says, final year of playing Japanese baseball, Cromartie is tearing up the Central League with 25 RBI in 32 games and a .439 average. Cromartie said this week he isn't sure how to explain his record-breaking batting pace. "I'm eating the same amount of sushi that I've always eaten," he said.
SPORTS
August 30, 1986
Randy Bass, first baseman for the Hanshin Tigers and winner of last season's Central League triple crown in Japan, was fined $6,450 for criticizing the team's manager, the Kyodo News Service reported.
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July 6, 1987 | Associated Press
The Yomiuri Giants collected 17 hits including two doubles by Warren Cromartie, formerly with the Montreal Expos, and downed the Hanshin Tigers, 10-5, in Japanese baseball Sunday. The Tigers' Randy Bass, formerly with the Texas Rangers, smashed his 24th home run of the season, tops in both leagues.
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June 9, 1986 | Associated Press
Randy Bass, formerly with the Texas Rangers, drove in two runs as the Hanshin Tigers shut out the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, 9-0, in Japanese League baseball Sunday. The Yomiuri Giants trounced the Yakult Swallows, 17-1, on 19 hits, including a two-run home run by Warren Cromartie, formerly with the Montreal Expos. Cromartie has eight home runs this season. The Hankyu Braves downed the Nippon Ham Fighters, 5-2, on a three-run home run by Greg Wells, formerly with the Minnesota Twins.
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May 26, 1986 | Associated Press
Randy Bass, formerly with the Texas Rangers, hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and led the Hanshin Tigers to a 7-4 Japanese League baseball victory over the Yokohama Taiyo Whales Sunday. Dick Davis, formerly with the Toronto Blue Jays, slugged a two-run home run, his 13th homer of the season, as the Kintetsu Buffaloes beat the Nankai Hawks, 4-2.
SPORTS
January 23, 1986
Randy Bass, the Oklahoman whose 54 home runs for the Hanshin Tigers in 1985 was one short of the Japanese League record, reportedly has agreed to a contract for at least $650,000, making him the highest-paid player in Japan. Bass, who was named league MVP after leading Hanshin to its first-ever championship, hit .350 and drove in 134 runs for the Tigers last season. The left-handed hitting first baseman, 31, has played the last three seasons for Hanshin, which is located in Osaka.
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June 2, 1986 | Associated Press
The Yokohama Taiyo Whales beat the Hanshin Tigers, 7-4, Sunday as the Tigers' Randy Bass, formerly with the Texas Rangers, tied a Japanese League record by hitting home runs in four consecutive at bats. He hit two home runs in his last two at bats Saturday and two homers in his first two at bats Sunday. Bass was the 12th player to achieve the feat in Japanese baseball.
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September 22, 1986 | Associated Press
Randy Bass' two-run home run in the ninth inning gave the Hanshin Tigers a 4-2 win over the Yakult Swallows Sunday in a Japanese League game. It was Bass' 40th home run of the season. In another game, former minor leaguer Leon Lee singled home the winning run in the ninth inning as the Lotte Orions beat the Nippon Ham Fighters, 4-3.
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