Takahiro Arai: Did You Know

Through 2015, Takahiro Arai is 13-for-25 with two home runs and four RBI in thirteen All-Star Games.

All-Star Awards

  • Rookie: 2002
  • MVP: 2013, Game 2
  • Outstanding Player: 2002, Game 2
  • Fighting Spirit: 2013, Game 3; 2015 Game 2

All-Star Appearances: 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016

Source: Daily Sports 6/28/2016

Arai has so far his three walk-off home runs during his career:

  • May 29, 2002 against Chunichi
  • April 30, 2008 against Yakult
  • July 18, 2016 against Hanshin

Source: Sponichi 7/19/2016

Arai blasted home runs in consecutive bats against the Yomiuri Giants on April 12, 2017. It was the twenty-second time he hit two home runs in one game over his career, first since July 12, 2016. At forty years and two months, he is the second player in Hiroshima Carp history over forty to accomplish the feat. The other was Sachio Kinugasa on June 14, 1987 at forty years and four months.

Source: Sponichi 4/13/2017

On May 4, Arai recorded a hit against the 517th different pitcher he faced and tied the NPB record held by Motonobu Tanishige.

Source: Sponichi 5/5/2017

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 49 29 19 1
Hanshin 46 27 19 0
Yomiuri 47 23 24 0
Yokohama 48 22 24 2
Yakult 47 20 27 0
Chunichi 49 19 27 3
G W L T
Rakuten 42 30 12 0
Softbank 49 30 19 0
Seibu 45 25 19 1
Nippon Ham 46 19 27 0
Orix 46 19 27 0
Lotte 48 14 33 1
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