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[5/13/2014] Softbank’s Nobuhiro Matsuda blasts NPB’s 95,000th home run

by on May.13, 2014 @ 8:46 pm, under NPB

Softbank's Nobuhiro Matsuda blasted the NPB's 95,000th home run tonight.

The home run came in the 2nd inning against the Chiba Lotte Marines at QVC Marine.  With a runner on first and one out, Matsuda drilled a 3-1 fastball from Hideaki Wakui over the center field fence for his 11th home run of the season, and the NPB's 95,000th home run.

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Past Home Run Milestones, via Sponichi

  • 1 - Osaka's Isamu Fujii on Mary 4, 1936 vs Tokyo (inside-the-park)
  • 70,000 - Yokohama's Norihiro Komada on September 9, 1997 vs Yomiuri
  • 75,000 - Lotte's Frank Bolick on April 20, 2001 vs Kintetsu
  • 80,000 - Yomiuri's Roberto Petagine on September 14, 2003 vs Yakult
  • 85,000 - Rakuten's Jose Fernandez on August 11, 2006 vs Seibu
  • 90,000 - Seibu's Dee Brown on April 4, 2010 vs Nippon Ham

Breakdown of the 95,000 home runs, via Nikkan Sports

  • 2,653 - One league
  • 46,448 - Central League
  • 45,904 - Pacific League