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Masahiro Yamamoto oldest pitcher to toss complete game shutout

by on Sep.04, 2010 @ 8:32 pm, under NPB

Masahiro Yamamoto (CHU) tossed a complete game shutout against the Yomuiri Giants earlier today and, at 45 years of age, became the oldest pitcher in NPB history to accomplish the feat.  The previous record was set by Tadashi Wakabayashi in 1950 at the age of 42 years and 8 months.

Yamamoto last tossed a complete game shutout in 2007 at the age of 41 years and 8 months (previously a CL record).