I've previously done a post for Kanemoto when I did a series of posts on the Top 15 Career Home Run Hitters a few years back, so I won't go into a lot of detail on his career. He's best known, of course, for his consecutive game and innings streak - the innings streak is the longest known in professional baseball history (passing even Cal Ripken's) and the game streak was the second longest in Japan (behind Sachio Kinugasa).
He was drafted by Hiroshima in the fourth round of the 1992 draft (which was a hell of a round as it also included Norihiro Nakamura and Ichiro Suzuki).
|2007 BBM Draft Story #113|
|2001 Upper Deck Victory #026|
|2008 BBM Hiroshima Memorial #24 (Celebrating his hitting for the cycle)|
|2007 BBM Tigers #T099|
|2005 BBM Nippon Series #49|
|2004 BBM All Stars #A65|
|2009 BBM 1st Version #472|