Joe Wieland: Did You Know

Milestones

2017

October 1 vs Hiroshima at Yokohama Stadium – Wieland recorded his tenth win and third home run of the year. He is the first foreign Yokohama pitcher to reach double-digit wins in one season. The previous record of nine was set by Guillermo Moscoso in 2014. He is also the first Yokohama pitcher to hit three or more home runs in a season since Masaji Hiramatsu hit four in 1976. The last Central League pitcher to hit three or more home runs ine one season was Colby Lewis in 2009.

Source: Sponichi 10/2/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2017

2018

August 3 vs Hiroshima at Yokohama Stadium – Wieland entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the eleventh inning. He became the first Yokohama pitcher to make an appearance as a pinch-hitter since Hiroki Nomura and Kazuhiro Sasaki during the second game of a double-header on October 20, 1993.

Source: Sponichi 8/4/2018

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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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