...Norichika Aoki is just 6 hits away from 1,000. Aoki is currently sitting on 994 hits in 766 games. Ichiro Suzuki holds the record for the least amount of games needed in order to reach 1,000 at 757. Boomer Wells is the second quickest at 781 games.
...In order to combat the heat of Okinawa, the trainers prepared sports mineral supplements (apparently rich in salt) for players and submitted a request to have 5 fans installed in the dugout (Nikkan Sports mentions 2 fans).