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Yakult, Yokohama set new Central League record for most pitchers used in 9 inning game

by on Sep.08, 2011 @ 11:50 pm, under NPB

The Yokohama Bay Stars and Yakult Swallows set a new Central League record tonight for most pitchers used in a 9 inning game by burning through 15 pitchers (Yokohama 8 and Yakult 7).

The previous CL high of 14 was accomplished 12 times.  The PL record, also 15, was set during a Softbank - Rakuten game on 7/11/2007 (Softbank 7, Rakuten 8).  The high for a 12-inning game is 19 (Hiroshima 9, Chunichi 10 on 10/4/2007).

UPDATE 9/9 @ 2:40pm - Additional notes added.