A Japanese baseball outfielder, Kosuke Fukudome earned fame with the Chunichi Dragons. He was the Central League MVP in 2006. Fukudome moved to the Chicago Cubs for the 2008 season.
Fukudome belts winning blast in 12th
Kosuke Fukudome came through when his team needed him the most, delivering a 12th-inning, walk-off home run to lift the Hanshin Tigers to a 3-2... Read more ...101.5 ¥/$ (5 p.m.)
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Hector Luna will probably spend the All-Star break relaxing, when really, he should be working. Instead, the Chunichi Dragons third baseman will be... Read more ...Infield replacements making presence felt
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In 1996, at the age of 19, he became the youngest player to ever be chosen for an Olympic baseball team.
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