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Hanshin Tigers: Tomoaki Kanemoto moves into 9th place tie on All-time RBI list

by on Jul.17, 2011 @ 3:20 am, under NPB

Tomoaki Kanemoto went 3-for-4 and collected 4 RBIs in tonight's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars.  The 4 RBIs pushed his career total to 1,475, good for a 9th place tie on the All-time list with Koji Yamamoto.

The 3 hits gave Kanemoto 163 modashos (3+ hits in a game) in his career.  That puts him in 3rd place on the All-time active players list, behind Michihiro Ogasawara's 165 and Takuro Ishii's 164.  And by recording a modasho at 43 years and 3 months, he also broke Hiromitsu Ochiai's CL record* of 42 years and 8 month.

*The NPB record of 44 years and 5 months is also held by Ochiai (back when he played for Nippon Ham).