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Yakult Swallows: Masanori Ishikawa notches 100th career victory

by on May.14, 2011 @ 5:42 pm, under NPB

Masanori Ishikawa picked up his 100th career victory (in his 259th game) today against the Yokohama Bay Stars.  Ishikawa is the 128th player in NPB history to record 100 wins.  He's also just the second player between 160 and 169cm to reach the milestone (the other was Ryohei Hasegawa).

Ishikawa joins Masaichi Kaneda, Genichi Murata, Hiromu Matsuoka, and Takao Obana as the only pitchers in franchise history to record 100 victories.  Ishikawa is also the second quickest pitcher in franchise history (behind Kaneda's 250 games) to win 100 games.