Tomoaki Kanemoto entered tonight's game against the Chunichi Dragons as a pinch-hitter in the 8th inning and blasted his 9th homer of the season and his first pinch-hit homer since 6/27/2010 (vs Yakult).
At 43 years and 5 months, Kanemoto became the older player in CL history to record a pinch-hit homer. The previous high of 42 years and 3 months was set by Tsutomo Wakamatsu on 8/12/1989.
The NPB record of 44 years and 11 months was set by Katsuya Nomura on 6/15/1980.
(UPDATE 9/16 @ 7:04am - additional notes added)