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Rakuten Eagles: Takeshi Yamasaki knocks out 400th career homer

by on Aug.18, 2011 @ 10:54 pm, under NPB

Takeshi Yamasaki became the 17th player in NPB history to record 400 homers tonight when he blasted his 9th homer of the season in the top of the 9th off Yusei Kikuchi (Seibu).  At 42 years and 9 months, Yamasaki is now also the oldest player to attain homer #400.  The previous record-holder was Tomoaki Kanemoto at 40 years and 1 month.

YamasakI's first homer came in a Chunichi Dragons uniform on 5/9/1991.