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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.


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