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Takashi Toritani sets new single season RBI mark for shortstops

by on Oct.01, 2010 @ 2:17 pm, under NPB

Takashi Toritani (HAN) collected his 98th RBI last night and set a new NPB record for RBI in a season by a shortstop by surpassing the previous record holder, Takahiro Ikeyama, who collected 97 RBI in 1993.

Toritani told reporters that because driving in a lot of runs was difficult to do on a yearly basis, he wanted to take advantage of the moment and try to break the 100 RBI mark.  Toritani also added that while this wasn't the time to talk about personal accomplishments, it was still something he wanted to do, but as quickly as possible.