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Masaru Nakamura becomes 5th Fighters’ pitcher to win first pro start

by on Aug.12, 2010 @ 4:07 pm, under NPB

Masaru Nakamura won his first pro start last night to become the 16th pitcher drafted out of high school in NPB history (since the start of the draft in 1966) to win his first pro start.  The last pitcher to do it was Yuki Karakawa (Lotte) in 2008.

As a team, the Fighters lead all NBP clubs with 5 pitchers that have accomplished the feat: Toshiaki Moriyasu (1966), Hiroshi Tsuno (1984), Satoshi Yano (1997), Yu Darvish (2005), and now Masaru Nakamura (2010).