On September 5, 2014 — Masahiro Yamamoto, in his first and only start of the season, becomes Japan’s oldest winning pitcher when he tosses five scoreless innings in the Chunichi Dragons’ 6-0 victory over Hanshin at the Nagoya Dome. At the age of 49 years, 25 days, the southpaw screwballer surpasses the mark of Shinji Hamazak, who was credited with a win with Hankyu in 1950 when he was 48 years and 4 months old, but is 125 days younger than Jamie Moyer, the oldest professional player to win a game, accomplishing the feat with the Rockies in 2012.

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