[4/9/2016] Masahiro Araki plays in 2,000th career game

Masahiro Araki played in his 2,000th career game on April 9.

Araki was presented with flowers after the fifth inning. He is the forty-ninth player in NPB history to reach the milestone and fourth in franchise history, behind Morimichi Takagi, Tatsuhiko Kimata, and Kazuyoshi Tatsunami. Araki played in his first game on May 31, 1997.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/9/2016, Sanspo 4/9/2016, Tokyo Sports 4/9/2016

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