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Nippon Ham, Seibu, Orix, Rakuten: July 26, 2012

by on Jul.26, 2012 @ 6:01 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata became the first outfielder in the NPB to record ten or more assists in back-to-back seasons (eleven in 2011 and ten so far in 2012) since Kazuhiro Wada recorded eleven in 2008 and twelve in 2009; and the first Fighter since Yoshihiro Suzuki (1992, 1993).  Nakata also has a chance at becoming the first player in franchise history to lead the league in outfield assists two years in a row.  Source: Sponichi 7/26/2012

Seibu Lions

Hiroyuki Nakajima became the thirteenth player in the NPB -- eighth in the CL and fifth in the PL -- and first in franchise history to record four or more consecutive modashos in a row.  The record of five was set by Michio Nishizawa in 1954 and Tadahito Iguchi in 2003.  Source: Sponichi 7/26/2012

Orix Buffaloes

Hiroshi Kisanuki recorded his fiftieth career victory on Wednesday.

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Keiji Obiki announced on Wednesday that he will donate 10,000 yen for every single, sac hit, and sac fly that he records this season to a children's cancer organization.  He also invited fifty-four people from the Children's Cancer Association of Japan to Wednesday's game against Rakuten.  Source: Sanspo 7/26/2012

Rakuten Eagles

The 12U national team that will be competing at this year's Cal Ripken World Series visited Senichi Hoshino on Wednesday.  Source: Sponichi 7/26/2012