Daisuke Yamai

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Daisuke Yamai
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Yamai with the Chunichi Dragons
Chunichi Dragons – No. 29
Pitcher
Bats: Right Throws: Right
NPB debut
April 27, 2002, for the Chunichi Dragons
Career statistics
(through 2016)
Win-Loss 54-59
ERA 3.66
Strikeouts 776
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Daisuke Yamai (山井 大介 Yamai Daisuke?, born May 10, 1978 in Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher with the Chunichi Dragons. He is most noted for his combined perfect game with Hitoki Iwase in the 2007 Japan Series to clinch the title for the Dragons for the first time since 1954.

Career[edit]

In the 2007 Nippon Series, he threw eight innings of a combined perfect game with Hitoki Iwase to decide the series against the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters.[1]

On 29 June 2013, Yamai threw the 88th no-hitter in NPB history against the Yokohama Baystars in a 9-0 win.[2]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chunichi Dragons win Series with perfect game". New York Times. 1 November 2007. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Dragons' Yamai tosses no-hitter against BayStars". Japan Times. 29 June 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2016.