Hiroshi Kuroda recorded his 200th career NPB(121) + MLB(79) victory on July 23. It was his third start since he rang up his 199th victory on June 29.
Kuroda is the twenty-sixth player in NPB history to reach 200 victories. He joined Hideo Nomo as the only two pitchers to hit the milestone with wins from the MLB and NPB.
At forty-one years and five months, he is the second oldest player to reach the milestone. The oldest: Masahiro Yamamoto at forty-two years and eleven months in 2008.
Of the 200 victories Kuroda has recorded, only one came in relief. He is just the second player out of college since 1950 to win 200 games. The other: Minoru Murayama in 1970.
Road the 200 Victories
|1||04/25/1997||Yomiuri Giants||Tokyo Dome|
|50||08/17/2003||Yokohama Bay Stars||Hiroshima Stadium|
|100||07/14/2007||Yomiuri Giants||Tokyo Dome|
|150||06/13/2012||Atlanta Braves||Turner Field|
|200||07/23/2016||Hanshin Tigers||Mazda Stadium|