Masahiro Yamamoto (baseball)

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Masahiro Yamamoto
Chunichi Dragons – No. 34
Born: (1965-08-11) August 11, 1965 (age 49)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Professional debut
NPB: 1986 for the Chunichi Dragons
NPB statistics
(through 2012)
Win-Loss record 212-160
ERA 3.41
Strikeouts 2,241

Masahiro Yamamoto (山本昌, born August 11, 1965 in Chigasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture) is a left-handed Japanese professional baseball pitcher. Yamamoto has pitched for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball since 1986.

On September 5, 2014, Yamamoto won his first and only start of the season at Nagoya Dome in a shut-out match against the Hanshin Tigers, making him the oldest Japanese pitcher to win a game at 49 years, 25 days, surpassing the old mark of 48 years, 4 months set by the Hankyu BravesShinji Hamazaki in 1950.[1] During the game, he threw 90 pitches in five scoreless innings, gave up five hits and a walk, and struck out two.


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