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Hanshin Tigers Set New Team Strikeout Record

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Hanshin Tigers Set New Team Strikeout Record
The Hanshin Tigers pitchers have set a new NPB team record for combined strikeouts, with 1,128 through the September 21st game. The previous record of 1,126 strikeouts for a team was set by the Daiei Hawks' pitching staff in 2003.

During the September 21st game against Chunichi at Koshien Stadium, the Tigers tied the record in the top of the 8th inning when Kyuji Fujikawa struck out Chunichi's Motonobu Tanishige, and Fujikawa then broke the record by striking out pinch hitter Takayuki Ohnishi. Closer Tomoyuki Kubota came on in the 9th inning to add 2 more strikeouts, making the Tigers total 1,128 through 136 games played.

[Original Article from Nikkan Sports (in Japanese)]

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