Takahiro Arai: Did You Know

Through 2015, Takahiro Arai is 13-for-25 with two home runs and four RBI in thirteen All-Star Games.

All-Star Awards

  • Rookie: 2002
  • MVP: 2013, Game 2
  • Outstanding Player: 2002, Game 2
  • Fighting Spirit: 2013, Game 3; 2015 Game 2

All-Star Appearances: 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016

Source: Daily Sports 6/28/2016

Arai has so far his three walk-off home runs during his career:

  • May 29, 2002 against Chunichi
  • April 30, 2008 against Yakult
  • July 18, 2016 against Hanshin

Source: Sponichi 7/19/2016

Arai blasted home runs in consecutive bats against the Yomiuri Giants on April 12, 2017. It was the twenty-second time he hit two home runs in one game over his career, first since July 12, 2016. At forty years and two months, he is the second player in Hiroshima Carp history over forty to accomplish the feat. The other was Sachio Kinugasa on June 14, 1987 at forty years and four months.

Source: Sponichi 4/13/2017

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 22 13 8 1
Yomiuri 20 12 8 0
Hanshin 20 11 9 0
Yokohama 21 9 10 2
Chunichi 21 7 11 3
Yakult 20 7 13 0
G W L T
Rakuten 18 14 4 0
Orix 18 12 6 0
Seibu 18 11 7 0
Softbank 21 11 10 0
Lotte 20 6 14 0
Nippon Ham 21 4 17 0
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