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[12/10/2013] Draft News and Notes

by on Dec.10, 2013 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Hiroshima Carp

Hanshin Tigers

  • 1st round draft pick Yuta Iwasada was assigned the number seventeen.  The last pitcher to wear the number and win a game was Jamie Brown in 2005.  The last Japanese pitcher to wear the number and win a game was Kento Sugiyama in 1999.  The last pitcher to wear the number and win a game that got his start in the Hanshin organization was Hiroki Yamamura in 1998. [Nikkan Sports 12/10/2013] ... Since Brown, the number seventeen has been worn by three pitchers -- Daiyu Kanemura (2006-2008), Naohisa Sugiyama (2009-2011), and Kazuo Ito (2012-2013) -- that have combined to go 0-2 in eleven games. [Sponichi 12/10/2013]