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Chunichi Dragons: Masahiro Yamamoto becomes oldest starting pitcher to record a victory

by on Apr.15, 2012 @ 11:06 pm, under NPB

Masahiro Yamamoto started a game against the Hanshin Tigers and recorded a victory today, at the age of forty-six years, eight months, and four days.  That broke two records: Kimiyasu Kudo's Central League record (forty-six years and one month) for oldest player to record a victory; and Shinji Hamazaki's NPB record (forty-six years, eight months, zero days) for oldest starting pitcher to record a victory.

Shinji Hamazaki holds the NPB record for oldest pitcher to record a victory (forty-eight years, four months, and twenty-seven days).

Yamamoto also tied Shigeru Sugishita's franchise record of 211 victories.

UPDATE 4/16 @ 11:4am - When Yamamoto faced Tomoaki Kanemoto (forty-four years, zero months), they became just the second pitcher/hitter combo with a combined age over 90.  The other: Hamazaki (forty-eight years) and Yoshio Yuasa (also forty-eight years) on November 5, 1950.

One comment on “Chunichi Dragons: Masahiro Yamamoto becomes oldest starting pitcher to record a victory

  1. IM

    And less than a week later Jamie Moyer becomes the oldest MLBer to win a game, at 49 years and 150 days old, breaking a record that was set in 1932.

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