Yoshiyuki Ishihara became the 292nd player in NPB history to reach the 1,000-hit milestone when he recorded a single to left off Atsushi Nomi during a game against the Hanshin Tigers at Mazda Stadium on May 11. Ishihara also hit a two-run home run in the first inning and a single to center in the seventh.
Ishihara is the twenty-first Hiroshima Carp (also first Hiroshima Carp catcher) to record 1,000 hits. At thirty-eight years and eight months, he is the oldest player to make it to 1,000 hits. The previous record of thirty-eight years and three months was set by Hirotoshi Kitagawa in 2010.0 Comments
Yoshiyuki Ishihara (concussion) is expected to return to the active roster today. He was given the green light from a team doctor after practices on August 6.0 Comments
Yoshiyuki Ishihara fell victim to Wladimir Balentien’s backswing. The incident took place during a game against the Hiroshima Carp at Jingu Stadium with runners on first and third and two out in the first inning. Ishihara is the second catcher this season to be hit in the head by Balentien’s backswing.
Ishihara was taken off the field on stretcher and replaced by Tsubasa Aizawa. The catcher was sent to a hospital in Tokyo for tests. He did not lose consciousness.
[UPDATE 8/3 @ 8:36am]
Ishihara was diagnosed with a concussion and a bruise on the back of the head.
Source: Daily Sports 8/3/2016
[UPDATE 8/3 @ 9:29pm]
Ishihara was taken off the active roster today with the concussion exception rule.
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