Norihiro Nakamura went yard against Masahiro Yamamoto in the 2nd inning of today's game against the Chunichi Dragons and became the eighteenth player in NPB history to reach the 400 home run milestone.
- the slowest to reach the milestone at 2,195 games. Sachio Kinugasa held the previous record at 2,129 games.
- the third oldest to reach the milestone at thirty-nine years and eleven months. That is behind Takeshi Yamasaki's forty-two years and nine months and Tomoaki Kanemoto's forty-years and one month.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2013
Road to 400-Home Runs
|1||June 18, 1992||Nippon Ham Fighters||Hirofumi Kono|
|100||September 16, 1998||Chiba Lotte Marines||Yasuyuki Kawamoto|
|200||June 13, 2001||Daiei Hawks||Shuji Yoshida|
|300||June 4, 2004||Chiba Lotte Marines||Koji Takagi|
|400||June 30, 2013||Chunichi Dragons||Masahiro Yamamoto|