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Chunichi Dragons: Hitoki Iwase records 286th save, ties NPB record

by on Jun.12, 2011 @ 5:04 pm, under NPB

Hitoki Iwase recorded his 286th career save during today's game against the Rakuten Eagles and tied the NPB record held by Shingo Takatsu.

Iwase was drafted by Chunichi in 1998 (2nd round pick) and recorded his first career save on 6/23/1999 (vs Yomiuri).  Iwase saved a career high 46 games in 2005 and has saved 40 or more games 5 times during his career.