[6/5/2017] Xavier Batista’s consecutive pinch-hit home runs

Xavier Batista recorded pinch-hit home runs in his first two trips to the plate: vs Lotte on June 3 and vs Lotte on June 4.

A few notes:

  • He is the sixtieth player in NPB history (fifth in Hiroshima history) to hit a home run in his first trip to the plate (twenty-fourth foreign player).
  • He is the fifteenth player in NPB history to record a pinch-hit home run in his first trip to the plate (first foreign player).
  • He is the third player in NPB history to record home runs in their first two trips to the plate. The other two: Yoshinori Yamamura in 1975 Shinichi Murakami in 1984.
  • He is the second player in NPB history to record pinch-hit home runs in their first two trips to the plate. The other: Murakami.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/4/2017Sanspo 6/5/2017, Sponichi 6/5/2017

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