Red Sox sign Masataka Yoshida

Tokyo Sox

Baka Gaijin
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Feb 16, 2006
Hit-by-pitch translates as 'dead ball.'
Random language note but it's always interesting to see the gradual katakana-ization of Japanese. An HBP is typically written in a box score or an article in kanji, as 死球 (shi-kyuu) which still literally means dead ball. But in the above graphic they actually spelled it out in katakana -- デッドボール or deddo bo-ru. Not unheard of but it's the kind of thing my brother in law would probably have to explain to my father in law if they were watching that segment together.