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