Josh Whitesell

Bio Josh was born in Durham, North Carolina on April 14, 1982, and played high school baseball in Rialto, California. He later played college ball for Loyola Marymount University and was a top level student-athlete throughout his time as an amateur baseball player. His freshman year, 2001, ended on a sour and painful note when […]

Tony Barnette

Bio Tony was born in Anchorage, Alaska on November 9th, 1983. He played high school baseball at Thomas Jefferson High School under coach Chad Fahnlander before heading to Central Arizona College for two years of Junior College baseball. He then moved on to the Pacific 10 Conference where he played two more years of college […]

Swallows sign RHP Tony Barnette

The Tokyo Swallows reported that they have signed 26-year-old Tony Barnette, formerly of the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, to a one year deal worth four hundred thousand dollars plus incentives (just shy of forty million yen). Barnette, a right-handed pitcher who will be wearing number 64, spent all of 2009 with Arizona’s triple-A outfit, the Reno […]

Background on New Tokyo IF Jamie D'Antona

Since the Tsubamegun announced the pursuit and signing of infielder Jamie D’Antona almost three weeks ago, interest in the 26-year-old slugger has apparently helped to keep people in the US interested in the Swallows and brought a fair number of new folks by.   (If you’re one of them, stick with us to follow D’Antona’s progress […]