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Masahiro Yamamoto picks up second victory in a row since turning 45

by on Aug.22, 2010 @ 12:42 pm, under NPB

Masahiro Yamamoto (CHU) won his second start in a row yesterday since turning 45 on 8/11.  That makes him the first pitcher over 45 to accomplish the feat since the start of the two leagues in 1950 and the second pitcher since Shinji Hamasaki did it for Hankyu in 1948.

Yamamoto also collected his 207th career win, moving him past Yutaka Enatsu into sole possession of 20th on the All-time list.  Next on the list with 209 wins: Hiroshi Nakao.