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Hanshin Tigers: July 21, 2010

by on Jul.21, 2010 @ 4:22 pm, under NPB

...Takashi Toritani recorded his third walk-off homer of his career last night in the 10th inning against Hiroshima.  The other two came on 6/22/2005 against Chunichi in the 12th and 10/5/2005 against Yokohama in the 10th.  Toritani also joined Willie Kirkland as the only Tigers to have three walk-off homers in extra innings.

Seems Toritani is also the first Hanshin player to hit a walk-off, come-from-behind homer in extra innings, and the first player in the NPB to do it since Greg LaRocca on 8/24/2007 vs Rakuten.