[7/20/2016] Yohei Oshima hits for the cycle

Yohei Oshima hit for the cycle during a game against the Hiroshima Carp at Mazda Stadium today. He is the sixty-fourth player (accomplished sixty-eight times) in NPB history to hit for the cycle, first since Rainel Rosario against Yomiuri on September 2, 2014; first Japanese player since Michihiro Ogasawara against Hiroshima on September 3, 2008. He is the seventh Dragon to hit for the cycle, first since Alex Ochoa against Yomiuri on April 13, 2004; first Japanese player since Kosuke Fukudome against Hiroshima on June 8, 2003. He is also the sixteenth player to accomplish the feat in four plate appearances.

  • 1st inning: lead-off home run to right
  • 2nd inning: double to left-center
  • 4th inning: triple to left-center
  • 6th inning: single to left

He popped out to third and walked in his last two at bats.

The YouTube links below were working as of July 20, 10:44pm.

YouTube 1, YouTube 2, YouTube 3

Source: Sports Hochi 7/20/2016, Sponichi 7/20/2016, Tokyo Sports 7/20/2016

[UPDATE 7/21 @ 11:17pm]

Other notes about the cycle:

  • Oshima is the thirty-second player (accomplished thirty-four times) in Central League history to hit for the cycle.
  • He is the fourth player to hit for the cycle and hit a home run to lead off the game. The other three: Sachio Kinugasa in 1976, Akinobu Mayumi in 1979, and Rainel Rosario in 2014.
  • He is the twentieth player to hit for the cycle in July.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2016, Sponichi 7/21/2016

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