[8/6/2016] Yoshitomo Tsutsugo hit 100th home run on August 5

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo hit his 100th career home run during a game against the Chunichi Dragons at Yokohama Stadium on August 5. The blast came in the ninth inning off Shinji Tajima.

  • He recorded his first home run during a game against the Hanshin Tigers at Yokohama Stadium on October 7, 2010.
  • He is the 278th player in NPB history to hit 100 home runs.
  • At twenty-four years and eight months, he is the twelfth youngest player in NPB history to hit 100 home runs. He is the youngest player in Yokohama franchise history to hit 100 home runs. The previous record of twenty-five years and three months was set by Yuki Yoshimura in 2009.
  • He recorded his 100th home run in his 520th game, fifth fastest in Yokohama franchise history. Only two other Japanese players have accomplished the feat in fewer games: Tomio Tashiro in 507 games and Shuichi Murata in 511 games.
  • His thirty-four round trippers so far this year tie Isamu Fujii’s 1950 Yokohama franchise record for most home runs in a season by a left-handed hitter.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/6/2016, Sanspo 8/6/2016

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