Kenichi Nakata: Did You Know



May 31 vs Hanshin at Koshien – Nakata became the 177th player in NPB history to pitch 1,500 innings. He reached the milestone after retiring the first batter of the inning.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/31/2018, Daily Sports 5/31/2018


  • September 5, 2017 – The Hawks announced that Nakata’s wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, a boy weighing 3,165 grams, at a hospital in Fukuoka. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/5/2017

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