Alex Ramirez reached the 2,000-hit milestone with a solo home run to left off Masanori Ishikawa (Yakult) in the top of the 6th. He is the first foreign player in NPB history to reach the milestone.
- ...the forty-second player in NPB history to reach the milestone.
- ...the twenty-sixth player in NPB history to reach the milestone in the game after he recorded his 1,999th hit. First since Atsunori Inaba on April 28, 2012.
- ...second only to Tetsuharu Kawakami in number of games required to reach the milestone (1,695 to 1,646).
- ...the third player in NPB history to record hit 2,000 against a former team. The other two: Hiroyuki Yamazaki in 1983 and Hideji Kato in 1987.
- ...the first player to achieve the feat after playing for three different CL teams (Yakult, Yomiuri, Yokohama).
A twenty-year-old Bay Stars' fan caught the home run ball and later exchanged it for an autographed bat.
Countdown to 2,000
|1||1||3/30/2001||Yokohama||Shintaro Takeshita||Yokohama Stadium|
|1,000||854||4/21/2007||Chunichi||Kazuki Yoshimi||Jingu Stadium|
|1,500||1236||8/26/2006||Chunichi||Yudai Kawai||Nagoya Dome|
|2,000||1695||4/6/2013||Yakult||Masanori Ishikawa||Jingu Stadium|
Foreign Players with 1,000+ Hits