Takahiro Okada: Did You Know

2016

T-Okada was named an Osaka tourism ambassador on July 7, 2016.

Source: Orix announcement

2017

T-Okada worked out with Ichiro at Hotto Motto Kobe on December 24, 2017. During live batting practice, T-Okada swung the bat sixty-nine times and hit seventeen over the fence. Ichiro swung the bat sixty-three times and hit fifteen over the fence.

Source: Sponichi 12/25/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/25/2017


Milestones

2017

August 26 vs Seibu at MetLife Dome – T-Okada became the 165th player in NPB history to reach 150 home runs. The blast came in the first inning off Shinsaburo Tawata.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2017, Sponichi 8/26/2017

2018

May 6 vs Softbank at YafuOku Dome – T-Okada played in his 1,000th game and became the 490th player in NPB history to reach the milestone.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/6/2018, Nikkan Sports 5/6/2018


Family

T-Okada’s wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, a boy weighing 3,540 grams, on March 13.

Source: Sponichi 3/16/2018, Tokyo Sports 3/16/2018, Daily Sports 3/16/2018

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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