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[8/10/2014] Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.10, 2014 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB

Seibu Lions

  • Ernesto Mejia recorded his twentieth home run of the season on Saturday and became the first foreign Lion to hit twenty home runs in a season since Dee Brown hit twenty-one in 2010. Source: Daily Sports 8/10/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Masayoshi Tsukada picked up his first career RBI on a walk-off sac hit during Saturday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.  He became the first player in the NPB to record their first career RBI on a walk-off sac hit since Takao Yanagisawa on August 20, 1981, and the first player in the Pacific League since Shoichi Shimosuzaki on April 14, 1965.  Tsukada is the first player to accomplish the feat in franchise history. Source: Sponichi 8/10/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Eiichi Koyano's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a girl weighing 2,915 grams, on Saturday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/10/2014