[7/23/2016] Shintaro Fujinami records fourth straight season with at least 100 strikeouts

Shintaro Fujinami racked up hisĀ 107th strike out of the year during a game against the Hiroshima Carp at Mazda Stadium on July 22. He is just the fifth player drafted out of high school to record 100 or more strikeouts in four or more consecutive seasons, beginning in their first year.

  • Keishi Suzuki (thirteen seasons)
  • Yutaka Enatsu (ten seasons)
  • Masahiro Tanaka (seven seasons)
  • Toshiaki Moriyasu (four seasons)
  • Fujinami (four seasons)

Source: Sanspo 7/23/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/23/2016

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