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Yomiuri Giants: Shinnosuke Abe hits 300th career home run

by on Apr.21, 2013 @ 5:37 pm, under NPB

Shinnosuke Abe became just the third catcher in NPB history to reach the 300 home run milestone when he hit a two-run homer off Kyohei Nakamura in the 7th inning of today's game against the Hiroshima Carp at Mazda Stadium.  He is also the sixth player in Yomiuri history to reach 300 home runs.

Catchers with 300 or more HR: Katsuya Nomura, Koichi Tabuchi

Yomiuri Giants with 300 or more HR: Sadaharu Oh, Shigeo Nagashima, Tatsunori Hara, Hideki Matsui, Yoshinobu Takahashi

Source: Daily Sports 4/21/2013, Daily Sports 4/21/2013, Sponichi 4/21/2013

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Road to 300 Home Runs

HR Date Opponent Pitcher Venue
1 4/13/2001 Yokohama Kawahara, Ryuichi Tokyo Dome
100 8/10/2005 Yokohama Miura, Daisuke Yokohama Stadium
150 5/3/2008 Yakult Igarashi, Ryota Jingu Stadium
200 9/18/2009 Yakult Kato, Mikinori Jingu Stadium
250 5/18/2011 Rakuten Nagai, Satoshi Kleenex Stadium
300 4/21/2013 Hiroshima Nakamura, Kyohei Mazda Stadium