Shohei Otani topped 162km/h in tonight's game against the Rakuten Eagles at Sapporo Dome.
The pitch came against lead-off hitter Ginji in the 1st inning. With the count 0-1, Otani threw a fastball that ticked 162km/h on the stadium radar gun and shattered Ginji's bat in half.
Otani also hit 162km/h twice against the second hitter, Aoi Enomoto. Of the fifteen pitches he threw in the 1st, eight were in the 160s.
While this was not the first time Otani hit 162 in an NPB game, he first hit topped the mark during Game 2 of the All-Star Series on July 19, it was the first time he did it during a regular season game.
Otani now holds the NPB velocity record for Japanese pitchers and is tied with Marc Kroon for top velocity for all NPB pitchers.
Source: Sponichi 10/5/2014