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.
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