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No Hitters?
Hi Commish and fellow Yakyu fans! I was wondering if there's any footage on the web of some famous no hitters or perfect games from the NPB? Which are the classic pitching performances I should check out? Thanks.
Re: No Hitters?
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Feb 16, 2012 10:32 PM | YBS Fan ]

Well, with 84 no-hitters on record, I suppose that there's some footage out there. However, the last one having been in 2006 (Chunichi's Yamamoto Masahiro vs. the Hanshin Tigers on September 16, 2006), it's unlikely that such clips are still around due to copyright take downs and an industry that still doesn't realize the potential benefit of having such clips up there.

This DVD [Amazon Japan] most likely contains scenes from the 2007 Nippon Series where Yamai and Iwase combined for a perfect game against the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. It's not YouTube, and if you're outside of Japan they may not ship to you. But it's something that you may like to investigate.

Otherwise, this Google search should provide you with some of what you're looking for. Not all of the results are for NPB, nor are they no-hit/no-run games, but it's a start.

Hope this helps.
Re: No Hitters?
[ Author: Marines1987 | Posted: Feb 17, 2012 2:41 AM ]

Ah this is great. Thanks very much, looking forward to the new season as I'm sure you are.

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