July 24 vs Rakuten at Rakuten Seimei – Tanaka played in the 1,500th game of his career. He became the 192nd player in NPB history to reach the milestone.
Source: Daily Sports 7/24/2018
Tanaka has been involved in a Pink Ribbon project since 2008. He donated enough money to pay for two mammography exams for every hit he recorded last year (306 exams). He plans to donate one mammography exam for every hit he records this year.
Through last season, Tanaka has donated enough money to pay for 2,678 mammography exams.
Tanaka will donate one mammography exam for every hit he records in 2017. He will also be giving away 300 pairs of Fighters’ tickets to help increase awareness of the Pink Ribbon project.