Hiroki Kokubo of the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, registered his 2000th hit of his career on June 24. He is only the 41st person in history to achieve this feat. The game was at the home ballpark of the Hawks, Fukuoka Yahoo!JAPAN Dome, against the Nippon Ham Fighters. His 2000th safe hit was made in the 4th innings when Kokubo hit into center field off a Brian Wolfe pitch. At 40 years and eight months of age, this is the 19th year of his playing career.