Hitoki Iwase

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Hitoki Iwase
Iwase with the Chunichi Dragons
Chunichi Dragons – No. 13
Born: (1974-11-10) November 10, 1974 (age 42)
Nishio, Aichi, Japan
Bats: Left Throws: Left
NPB debut
April 2, 1999, for the Chunichi Dragons
Career statistics
(through 2016)
Win-Loss 54-45
ERA 2.13
Innings pitched 914.1
Saves 402
Strikeouts 785
Career highlights and awards
Last updated on: November 10, 2016
Olympic medal record
Men's Baseball
Bronze medal – third place Athens 2004 Team Competition

Hitoki Iwase (岩瀬 仁紀, born November 10, 1974) is a Japanese professional baseball player from Nishio, Aichi, Japan. He is a closing pitcher.

In 2005, he marked 46 saves with a 1.88 ERA, renewing the single-season save record previously set by Kazuhiro Sasaki. He holds the NPB records for most career saves.

He was chosen to play on the Japanese Olympic baseball team for the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won a bronze medal.

In the 2007 Japan Series, he saved a perfect game with eight innings thrown by Daisuke Yamai.

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