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Hanshin Tigers News: Toritani ties record for most RBIs by a SS

by on Sep.29, 2010 @ 3:37 pm, under NPB

Takashi Toritani (HAN) collected 2 RBIs last night and tied Takahiro Ikeyama for the NPB record of most RBIs in a season by a shortstop with 97.  As with any record that's broken, it's also good to keep in mind that Toritani achieved the feat in his 136th game whereas Ikeyama managed to record his 97 RBIs in 130 games (although exactly when he got his 97th RBI, I'm not entirely sure).

With 8 more games left on the Tigers' schedule, Toritani has a good shot at becoming the first 100 RBI shortstop in NPB history.

In other team related news:

Keiichi Hirano recorded his 56th sac hit last night and tied the franchise mark that was set by Yutaka Wada in 1988.

The Tigers held a Ni-gun staff meeting on Tuesday and decided that Ken Nishimura will be attending the Pheonix League this year.  Depending on the schedules, Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi may also be with the Ni-gun team that's playing in the Pheonix League.

The Tigers will be starting Ikketsu Sho at the 2010 Farm Championships.