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[9/4/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Sep.05, 2014 @ 12:54 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Tetsuya Yamaguchi is the eighth pitcher in NPB history to appear in fifty or more games in seven or more consecutive seasons. Source: Sponichi 9/4/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Yamamoto is scheduled to start Friday's game against the Hanshin Tigers at Nagoya Dome. When he does, he will become the oldest player to pitch in a game. The current record of forty-eight years and ten months was set by Shinji Hamazaki in 1950. If Yamamoto manages a win, he will become the oldest player to record a victory. The current record of forty-eight years and four months was also set by Hamazaki. Source: Sponichi 9/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/4/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Takeaki Tokuyama became the twelfth pitcher in NPB history that began their career as an Ikusei player to record a victory at Ichi-gun. He joined Rafael Fernandes as the only players in franchise history to graduate from Ikusei and notch victories at Ichi-gun. Source: Sports Hochi 9/4/2014