Kazuhiro Wada recorded his 1,000th hit in the Central League during a game against the Yomiuri Giants on August 16 and joined Katsuo Osugi and Hiromitsu Ochiai as the only players in NPB history to collect 1,000 or more hits in each league. The milestone hit came off Kan Otake in the 4th inning.
|Name JPN||Name ENG||Pacific
|大杉 勝男||Osugi, Katsuo||1171||1057||2228|
|落合 博満||Ochiai, Hiromitsu||1096||1275||2371|
|和田 一浩||Wada, Kazuhiro||1032||1000||2032|
Wada also became the fourth player in NPB history to record at least 1,000 hits for two different organizations.
|Name JPN||Name ENG||Team 1||Team 2||Total|
|大杉 勝男||Osugi, Katsuo||Yakult
|金本 知憲||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||Hiroshima
|谷繁 元信||Tanishige, Motonobu||Yokohama
|和田 一浩||Wada, Kazuhiro||Seibu