Appears in 2,215 successive games for the Hiroshima Carp
Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
Heian High School
The Iron Man's consecutive appearance began in the 6th year with the Hiroshima Carp (1965-87) and, passing Gehrig's record, reached the 2,215th game in 1987. With Yamamoto, he built the Hiroshima dynasty in 1970s and 1980s.