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NPB Milestones from July 9, 2011

by on Jul.09, 2011 @ 6:23 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Toshiya Sugiuchi became the 129th pitcher in NPB history to notch 100 career victories.  The victory came against the Chiba Lotte Marines and was accomplished in his 4th attempt.  He's also the first pitcher in franchise history to record 100 wins since Takanori Yamauchi in 1992.

Sugiuchi picked up his first victory on 4/1/2002 against the Chiba Lotte Marines.


Munenori Kawasaki became the 42nd player in NPB history to steal 250 bases.  The stolen base came in the 4th inning of today's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines -- he stole second off Tomohisa Otani with Yuichi Honda in the batter's box and the count 1-2.

Kawasaki stole his first base on 6/19/2002 (vs Seibu).

Orix Buffaloes

Seung-Yeop Lee became the 155th player in NPB history to record 150 home runs.  The homer came in the 6th inning of today's game agaisnt the Seibu Lions.  Hideaki Wakui (SEI) was on the mound for Seibu.

Lee's first career homer came on 4/4/2004 off Nagisa Arakaki (Daiei).  He has also hit 324 homers in the KBO.