[6/16/2016] Shuichi Murata records tenth career walk-off hit

Shuichi Murata recorded the tenth walk-off hit of his career on June 15 against the Rakuten Eagles at Tokyo Dome. The walk-off hit was also his fourth in a Yomiuri uniform and his fifth during Inter-league play.

Inter-league Walk-offs

  • May 6, 2005 against Lotte
  • June 9, 2006 against Orix
  • June 21, 2008 against Seibu
  • June 9, 2012 against Seibu
  • June 15, 2016 against Rakuten

Murata is now in sole possession of first on the All-time list for Inter-league walk-off hits. He started the day tied with Matt Murton.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/16/2016

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