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Hanshin Tigers: Tomoaki Kanemoto reaches 2,500 hit milestone

by on Jun.28, 2012 @ 8:15 pm, under NPB
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Tomoaki Kanemoto recorded his 2,500th career hit tonight: top of the 7th inning, double off Shinji Iwata (Chunichi).

Some notes about the milestone:

  • He is the seventh player in NPB history to record 2,000 hits.
  • At forty-four years and two months,  he also set a new record for being the old player to reach the milestone (the previous record of forty-three years and five months was held by Hiromitsu Kadota).
  • He is the only player out of college to reach 2,500 hits.
  • He recorded his first hit on August 8, 1993.
  • He collected 1,179 hits with Hiroshima and 1,321 hits with Hanshin.
  • He collected his 2,500th hit in his 2,517th game, which is one game quicker than Sadaharu Oh and puts him at fifth quickest to the mark.
  • He has the second most hits after turning forty: Kadota (525), Kanemoto (505), Hiromitsu Ochiai (504).

Source: Sponichi 6/28/2012, Sports Hochi 6/28/2012, Nikkan Sports 6/29/2012


Countdown to 2,500

Hit Game # Date Opponent Pitcher Venue
1 1 8/8/1993 Yakult Tsutomu Yamada Hiroshima Stadium
1,000 1014 9/2/2001 Yomiuri Hideki Okajima Hiroshima Stadium
1,500 1464 4/2/2005 Yakult Yataro Sakamoto Osaka Dome
2,000 1911 4/12/2008 Yokohama Hayato Terahara Yokohama
2,500 2517 6/28/2012 Chunichi Shinji Iwata Nagoya Dome
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