Tomoaki Kanemoto of the Hanshin Tigers played in his 903rd consecutive game. Kanemoto has played every inning during his streak and Japanese wire services believe this tie's Cal Ripken's streak of doing the same thing.
The Japanese record for consecutive games played is 2,214 by Sachio Kinugasa of the Hiroshima Carp. Kinugasa's streak stretched from 1970 until his retirement in 1987.
Kanemoto is 38 years old, so he is unlikely to approach any other records by Ripken or Kinugasa.