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Seibu Lions: Kazuhisa Ishii strikes out his 2,000th career batter

by on Aug.07, 2011 @ 9:04 pm, under NPB

Kazuhisa Ishii became the 20th player in NPB history to record 2,000 strikeouts during tonight's game against the Softbank Hawks.

With a runner on first and 1 out in the 4th, Hitoshi Tamure became Ishii's 2,000th strikeout victim.

At 1,967.2 innings, Ishii also became the quickest pitcher to 2,000, breaking the previous speed record of 2,072 innings set by Yutaka Enatsu in 1974.