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Chunichi Dragons: May 22, 2010

by on May.22, 2010 @ 1:37 pm, under NPB

...Hiromitsu Ochiai became the 2nd Dragons manager to win 500 games.  The other manager: Senichi Hoshino.  Ochiai still managed to win his 500th game quicker than Hoshino: 908 games to 955.

Ochiai also became the 27th manager in NPB history to win 500 games.

...Hirokazu Ibata's 2-run homer in the top of the 4th on Friday night were all the runs the Dragons needed in order to win (although they did score one more run on a sac fly in the top of the 5th).  The last time Wada hit a homer at Seibu Dome (then Goodwill Dome) was on 9/27/2007.