Motonobu Tanishige played in his 3,018th games tonight and set a new NPB record. He started the day tied with Katsuya Nomura. Kazuhiro Wada presented Tanishige with flowers after the 5th inning.
Tanishige was drafted by Taiyo in the first round of the 1988 draft. He played in his first game on April 11, 1989. He signed with the Chunichi Dragons after the 2001 season.