Baseball: Tigers' pitching icon Fujikawa calls it quits after 22 years

Hanshin Tigers pitching icon Kyuji Fujikawa brought down the curtain on his 22-year career Tuesday following his team’s 4-0 loss to Central League champions the Yomiuri Giants.The 40-year-old reliever had aimed to retire at the end of the current coronavirus-interrupted season with at least 250 career saves across Japan and the majors but finished just short at 245.”I’m able to quit with a sense of satisfaction. I have no regrets,” said Fujikawa, while addressing his teammates before the game at Koshien Stadium.The right-hander made his final appearance in the top of the ninth inning against Y…

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