[6/3/2016] Kenta Imamiya, youngest to 200 sac hits

Kenta Imamiya notched his 200th career sac hit during last night’s (June 2) game against the Chunichi Dragons at YafuOku Dome and became the thirty-eighth player in NPB history to reach the milestone. He recorded his first sac hit on April 29, 2012 against the Chiba Lotte Marines at QVC Marine.

At twenty-four years and ten months, Imamiya also became the youngest player to reach 200 sac hits. The previous record of twenty-seven years and nine months belonged to Masahiro Kawai.

Imamiya recorded his 200th sac hit in his 622nd game. Only Kawai managed to reach 200 sac hits in fewer games at 590.

Source: Sponichi 6/3/2016

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