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Kudoh: 42 Year Old Complete Game

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Kudoh: 42 Year Old Complete Game
The Giants' 42 year old Kimiyasu Kudoh threw a complete game victory over one of his former teams, the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, on Thursday, May 19, 2005. Kudoh had just turned 42 two weeks earlier (May 5) and becomes the second pitcher in NPB history to throw a complete game at said age. Mainichi Orion veteran Tadashi Wakabayashi threw four complete games (3 wins, 1 loss) at the age of 42 in 1950, the final one shutting out the Kintetsu Pearls 3-0 on November 12 at the age of 42 and 8 months.

Source: Nikkan Sports (paper edition)

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