Hideto Asamura recorded his 106th RBI of the season on Friday and tied Sadaharu Oh (1963) for second on the all-time list for RBIs in a season by a player in the season they turned twenty-three. Hiromitsu Kadota is at the top of the list with 120 RBI in 1971.
Source: Sponichi 10/5/2013
Koji Akiyama will be returning as manager next season.
Source: Daily Sports 10/5/2013