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Tigers' Akahoshi: 3 Consecutive Years of 60+ Steals

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Tigers' Akahoshi: 3 Consecutive Years of 60+ Steals
Hanshin Tigers center fielder Norihiro Akahoshi became the first person in the Central League to have 3 consecutive seasons with 60+ steals, when he stole number 60 during the October 1st game against Yakult at Jingu Stadium. The only other person in NPB history to achieve 3 or more consecutive years with 60+ steals was Yutaka Fukumoto, who did it for 10 consecutive years from 1970-1979 with the Hankyu Braves. (stats from Japan Baseball Daily) Swipe number 60 for Akahoshi also made him the 38th person in NPB history with 250 career steals.

[Original Article from Nikkan Sports (in Japanese)]

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