Hirotoshi Masui: Did You Know

Milestones

2017

August 16 vs Lotte at Sapporo Dome – Masui notched the 100th save of his career. He became the twenty-eighth player in NPB history to record 100 saves and the fourth player in NPB history to record 100 saves and 100 holds (100 saves, 127 holds). He joined Hisashi Takeda (167) and Micheal Nakamura (102) as the only players in Nippon Ham Fighters’ franchise history to record 100 saves.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2017

2018

June 29 vs Nippon Ham at Sapporo Dome – Masui recorded a save against the Nippon Ham Fighters and joined Yutaka Enatsu, Marc Kroon, and Dennis Sarfate as the only pitchers in NPB history to record a save against all twelve teams.

Masui currently has wins against ten NPB teams. He could become the first player in NPB history record saves and wins against all twelve NPB teams.

Source: Sanspo 6/29/2018, Daily Sports 6/29/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/30/2018

August 24 vs Lotte at ZOZO Marine – Masui notched his thirtieth save of the year and became joined Marc Kroon and Dennis Sarfate as the only pitchers in NPB history to record thirty saves in a season with more than one team.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2018, Nikkan Sports 8/25/2018

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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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