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Yoshinori Sato throws fastest pitch by Japanese player

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Yoshinori Sato throws fastest pitch by Japanese player
Yakult Swallows pitcher Yoshinori Sato threw a 161kph pitch on Aug. 26, 2010, against the Yokohama Baystars at Jingu Stadium. The previous record by a Japanese pitcher (158kph) was held by four people, (Hideki Irabu, Ryota Igarashii, Kazuo Yamaguchi, and Sato himself).

The record for fastest pitch ever in NPB is held by the Giants Marc Kroon, at 162kph
Article from Breitbart

Here's an old related thread on the fastest pitch in Japanese baseball.
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