Daisuke Yamai

Daisuke Yamai (山井 大介, Yamai Daisuke, born May 10, 1978 in Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan) is a former Japanese professional baseball pitcher who played his entire career 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.

Daisuke Yamai
山井 大介
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Yamai with the Chunichi Dragons
Chunichi Dragons – No. 83
Pitcher/Coach
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
NPB debut
April 27, 2002, for the Chunichi Dragons
Last NPB appearance
October 13, 2021, for the Chunichi Dragons
Career statistics
(through 2020 season)
Win-Loss62-70
ERA3.75
Strikeouts866
Saves20
Holds32
Teams
As player

As coach

  • Chunichi Dragons (2022-Present)
Career highlights and awards

CareerEdit

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 DeNA BayStars in a 9-0 win.[2]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.