[6/18/2016] Seiya Suzuki blasts second walk-off homer in as many days

Seiya Suzuki blasted his second walk-off home run in as many days on June 18. He is the tenth player in NPB history to accomplish the feat, first since Aarom Baldiris in 2012 (April 30 and May 1); seventh player in Central League history, first since Ryosuke Hirata in 2011 (June 4 and 5); and second in franchise history, first since Kiyoyuki Nagashima in 1984 (September 15 and 16). At twenty-one years and ten months, he became the youngest player to accomplish the feat. The previous record of twenty-two years and ten months belonged to Nagashima.

Source: Sponichi 6/18/2016, Jiji Press 6/18/2016, Nikkan Sports 6/19/2016

[UPDATE 6/20 @ 4:56pm]

Suzuki hit another home run on June 19 for his third in as many days. All three home runs gave the Carp a lead. Tadahito Iguchi was the last player before him to drive in game-winning runs with home runs in three consecutive games: in 2009 on May 10 against Rakuten and May 12-13 against Softbank. Suzuki is the third player in franchise history to achieve the feat. The other two: Hiromu Fujii in 1960 on Spemtember 23 against Kokutetsu and September 25 during a double-header against Chunichi; and Akira Eto in 1996 on June 30 against Yomiuri and July 2-3 against Yokohama.

Source: Sponichi 6/20/2016

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