[6/3/2017] Masahiro Araki reaches 2000-hit milestone

Masahiro Araki recorded the 2,000th hit of his career during today’s game against the Rakuten Eagles at Nagoya Dome. The hit came in the fourth inning off Manabu Mima. Araki is the forty-eighth player in NPB history to reach the 2,000-hit milestone. Senichi Hoshino (manager when Araki first entered the organization) presented the thirty-nine-year-old with flowers.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/3/2017, Daily Sports 6/3/2017, Sports Hochi 6/3/2017

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Notes

  • 1675 of the 2000 hits are singles, most for a player when they reached 2000 hits. The previous high of 1646 was set by Shinya Miyamoto.
  • 33 of the 2000 hits are home runs, the fewest for a player when they reached 2000 hits. The previous record of 59 was set by Miyamoto.

Source: Sponichi 6/4/2017

Road to 2000 hits

Hit Date Opponent Pitcher Venue
1 1997/06/11 Hiroshima Takahashi, Ken Hiroshima Stadium
1000 2008/06/21 Lotte Sikorski, Brian Nagoya Dome
1500 2011/09/11 Yokohama Fujie, Hitoshi Nagoya Dome
2000 2017/06/03 Rakuten Mima, Manabu Nagoya Dome

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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