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Hayato Sakamoto records 50th career homer

by on Aug.23, 2010 @ 4:41 pm, under NPB

Hayato Sakamoto blasted his 24th homer of the season yesterday leading off the bottom of the 1st for the Yomiuri Giants.  That gives Sakamoto four lead-off homers on the year, good for a 5th place tie on the All-time list -- Yoshinobu Takahashi (YOM) set the NPB record for lead-off homers in 2007 with 9.

Sakamoto also became the third quickest Giant (behind Hideki Matsui and Shigeo Nagashima) to record 50 homers.