Role Baseball player
Salary 80 million JPY (2013)
Name Daisuke Yamai
Spouse Yukako Yamai (m. 2006)
Weight 82 kg
Height 1.79 m
Siblings Rieko Yamai
|Current team Chunichi Dragons (#29 / Pitcher)|
Daisuke Yamai (山井 大介, Yamai Daisuke, born May 10, 1978 in Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher with the Chunichi Dragons. He is most noted for his combined perfect game with Hitoki Iwase in the 2007 Japan Series to clinch the title for the Dragons for the first time since 1954.
In the 2007 Nippon Series, he threw eight innings of a combined perfect game with Hitoki Iwase to decide the series against the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters.
On 29 June 2013, Yamai threw the 88th no-hitter in NPB history against the Yokohama Baystars in a 9-0 win.