Hisayoshi Chono: Did You Know



Chono has hit lead-off home runs in back-to-back games twice during his career:

  • July 12, 2017 against Yakult and July 17 against Chunichi
  • May 22, 2013 and May 23 against Rakuten

He is the fifth player in the NPB to accomplish the feat, and first in Yomiuri Giants’ franchise history. As of July 17, he has eleven lead-off home runs.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2017, Sponichi 7/18/2017


August 18 vs Chunichi at Tokyo Dome – Chono hit the Internet Initiative Japan billboard in left (third inning off Daisuke Yamai. His billboard home run (Big Board Sponsor) was the 100th at Tokyo Dome.

Source: Tokyo Dome Big Board Sponsor, Sponichi 8/18/2018, Nikkan Sports 8/18/2018, Daily Sports 8/18/2018

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