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Hitoki Iwase: 50+ Mound Appearances

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Hitoki Iwase: 50+ Mound Appearances
Chunichi Dragons closer Hitoki Iwase became just the second pitcher in NPB history to appear in 50+ games for 7 consecutive years, starting with his rookie season, when he took the mound for the 50th time during the August 31st game against Hanshin at Koushien Stadium. The only other pitcher to do so was Noboru Akiyama, who did it for 9 consecutive years with the Taiyo Whales from 1956-64.

During the August 31st game, Iwase also tied the Chunichi club record for 38 saves, tying Dong Yeol Sun's mark set back in 1997.

[Original article from Nikkan Sports (in Japanese)]

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