Wladimir Balentien is sitting on number fifty-three. The Swallows play six straight at home before heading back on the road. Balentien has hit thirty-two home runs in forty-four games at Jingu Stadium this year. In the hopes that he breaks the home run record at Jingu Stadium, the Swallows have scheduled the following:
- Balentien mask fans - the first 10,000 fans with tickets to the Hanshin Series (13th-15th) on the first base side will receive a fan that double's as a Balentien mask.
- Discounts on wine - fans will be able to purchase red, white, and sparkling wine for 200 yen (usually 400-500 yen), the moment he hits number fifty-six.
- Coco Meter - meters counting down Balentien's home runs have been put up near the front entrance and the number seventeen ticket box at Jingu Stadium. A meter with detailed information has also been added to the official web site.
- Video replays - all of Balentien's trips to the plate, beginning with the Hiroshima game on September 10, will be available at the official Yakult Swallows mobile site. All of Balentien's home runs, beginning with number fifty, are available.
Source: official announcmenet