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Yomiuri Giants News and Notes: January 11, 2011

by on Jan.11, 2011 @ 2:23 pm, under NPB

Michihiro Ogasawara wants to record his next 11 hits within the first 13 games of the season so that he can become the third quickest player in NPB history to reach 2,000-hit milestone.

Top 3 Quickest to 2,000 Hits

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1646 川上哲治 Tetsuharu Kawakami
1708 長嶋茂雄 Shigeo Nagashima
1733 張本勲 Isao Harimoto

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Yuya Kubo tossed his first bullpen session at Giants Stadium on Monday -- he threw about 30 pitches (including his off-speed pitches) to a standing catcher.