[6/1/2016] Shinnosuke Abe hits fifty-first Inter-league home run

Shinnosuke Abe blasted the fifty-first Inter-league home run of his career on May 31 against Orix at Kyocera Dome. He is tied with Shuichi Murata for second on the all-time list. Takeya Nakamura sits atop the list with sixty-seven Inter-league home runs.

Abe also set a new record with at least one Inter-league home run in twelve consecutive seasons (since 2005). He started the day tied with Kazuhiro Wada at eleven.

Source: Sponichi 6/1/2016

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