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[6/30/2013] Norihiro Nakamura records 400th career home run off Masahiro Yamamoto

by on Jun.30, 2013 @ 3:18 pm, under NPB
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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.

Nakamura is...

  • 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

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Road to 400-Home Runs

HR # Date Opponent Pitcher
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