One day after becoming the ninth player in NPB history to play in 2,500 games, Tomoaki Kanemoto drove in two runs in the top of the 5th inning against the Nippon Ham Fighters today and became the ninth player to reach the 1,500 RBI milestone.
He is also:
...the oldest player to reach the milestone at forty-four years and two months. The previous record holder, Hiromitsu Ochiai, was forty-two years and eight months old when he recorded his 1,500th RBI.
...the slowest player to reach the milestone at 2,501 games. The previous record holder was Isao Harimoto at 2,368 games.
Kanemoto recorded his very first RBI with the Hiroshima Carp on September 4, 1993.