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KANEMOTO, Tomoaki 

The "Iron Man" who played in 1,492 consecutive games without missing an inning

Inducted 2018
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Hiroshima
Born April 3,1968
Alma Mater Tohoku Fukushi University

As a Carp player, he became the 7th player in NPB history to win a "triple-three" in 2000. After joining the Tigers in 2003, he contributed to 2 league pennants and was MVP in 2005. He played in every inning in 1,492 consecutive games played, which exceeded the MLB record, and was given the nickname "Iron Man."


 

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