Wladimir Balentien breaks Japanese home run record

Wednesday night, Tokyo Yakult Swallows outfielder Wladimir Balentien tied the legendary Sadaharu Oh, Tuffy Rhodes and Alex Cabrera with his 55th home run of the season. Sunday, with a first inning bomb against the Hanshin Tigers..."Coco" owned the record outright. “I feel so relieved right now,” the Curacao native told the Japan Times. “Lot of emotions. Just to...
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September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Major Leaguer Ties Japanese Single-Season Home Run Record

With his 55th home run of the 2013 season last night, former Mariner and Reds player Wladimir Balentien tied the single-season Japanese record for long balls shared by Sadaharu Oh, Tuffy Rhodes and Alex Cabrrera. With 22 more games to go, Wladimir needs one more “Balentien Blast” to become the Barry Bonds of Japan. However, as Sports Illustrated’s Cliff Corcoran points out...
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September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Tuffy Rhodes finds new post-baseball career

3 HR Curtain Call The name “Tuffy Rhodes” invokes a number of memories from baseball fans of the 1990′s.  Perhaps you remember his 3 home run opening day display against Doc Gooden on April 4, 1994 (only opening day 3 HR game in NL history).  Or you remember his improbable Japanese league stardom in which he hit 55 home runs to tie the legendary Sadaharu Oh for a single season...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Is Kevin Olgetree the Real Deal … or the NFL’s Tuffy Rhodes?

It happens every year in Week 1 of the NFL season: an unheralded guy on no one’s radar comes out of nowhere to put up big numbers, and then fantasy owners everywhere make a mad dash to pick said player up. Sometimes it works out. Most times, however, it does not. The hot name after last night’s season opener between the Cowboys and Giants is Dallas WR Kevin Ogletree. The lightly...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

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