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[6/8/2013] Hanshin Tigers: Takahiro Arai drives in 1,000th career RBI

by on Jun.08, 2013 @ 5:36 pm, under NPB

Takahiro Arai became the thirty-ninth player in NPB history to drive in 1,000 RBIs in today's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines -- he had been stuck on 999 RBIs since May 26 and reached the milestone by blasting a two-run homer off Yoshihisa Naruse in the 4th inning.  He also joined Fumio Fujimura, Kazuhiro Yamauchi, Masayuki Kakefu, and Tomoaki Kanemoto as the only players in NPB history to reach the 1,000 RBI milestone while wearing a Hanshin uniform.

Arai collected his first career RBI on a three-run homer off Chunichi's Shigeki Noguchi on June 6, 1999.

Source: Daily Sports 6/8/2013, Sponichi 6/8/2013Daily Sports 6/8/2013