Dragons manager Tanishige to end playing career

Sep 21, 2015

Dragons manager Tanishige to end playing career

Chunichi Dragons player-manager Motonobu Tanishige said Monday that this will be his last season as an active player. The 44-year-old Tanishige, who holds Nippon Professional Baseball’s record for games played with 3,019, is the fourth Dragons player to announce his retirement this month following ...

Dragons' Tanishige plays in NPB record 3,018th game

Jul 28, 2015

Dragons' Tanishige plays in NPB record 3,018th game

Chunichi Dragons player-manager Motonobu Tanishige appeared in his 3,018th career game on Tuesday, setting a Nippon Professional Baseball record. The 44-year-old catcher started Chunichi’s Central League game against the Hanshin Tigers at Nagoya Dome. He entered the day tied with Hall of Fame catcher ...