Dai-Kang Yoh: Did You Know

Yoh has always liked the color red, but switched to white when he first joined the Nippon Ham Fighters out of respect for Tsuyoshi Shinjo.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/20/2017

Taiwan’s cable TV channel Videoland has reportedly purchased broadcast rights to all Yomiuri home games (seventy-one in all) this season for an estimated thirty million yen.

Source: ZakZak 2/20/2017


Milestones

Yoh has hit home runs in back-to-back trips to the plate in the same game twice so far during his career.

  • July 15, 2013 against Seibu at Sapporo Dome
  • June 25, 2016 against Orix at Hotto Motto Kobe

Source: Sports Hochi 6/26/2016

August 16, 2017 vs Yakult at Jingu Stadium – Yoh became the 288th player in NPB history to reach the 1,000-hit milestone. The 1,000th hit came in the third inning off Yakult’s Hara Juri. Tsubakuro presented him with flowers.

Source: Daily Sports 8/17/2017

September 13, 2017 vs Hanshin at Koshien Stadium – Yoh recorded the first five-hit game of his career.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/13/2017

 

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