Haruki Nishikawa: Did You Know

Milestones

2018

June 1 vs Chunichi at Sapporo Dome – Nishikawa became the seventy-fifth player in NPB history to reach the 200 stolen base milestone when he stole second in the second inning.

Source: Daily Sports 6/1/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/1/2018

August 8 vs Rakuten at Sapporo Dome – Nishikawa recorded the second lead-off home run of his career (first inning, off Yuri Furukawa). He hit his first lead-off home run on May 2, 2015 against Lotte.

Source: Daily Sports 8/8/2018, Nikkan Sports 8/8/2018, Sports Hochi 8/8/2018


Miscellaneous

2017

Nishikawa will have LASIK surgery this winter. He is hoping his vision will increase from 0.1 to 1.5 (Japan uses the decimal system).

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/14/2017

Nishikawa will be appearing in parent company Nippon Ham’s new round of national television spots in 2018.

Source: Sponichi 12/27/2017

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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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