[9/29/2017] Chris Marrero blasts NPB’s 100,000th home run

Chris Marrero’s (Orix) home run off Kakeru Narita (Lotte) during tonight’s game between the Orix Buffaloes and Chiba Lotte Marines at ZOZO Marine Stadium was the NPB’s 100,000th home run.

For those wondering:

  • 99,999th home run – Takahiro Okada (Orix) off Kakeru Narita (Lotte) … Would have hit 100,000 if Marrero did not miss touching home plate when he hit what should have been his first NPB home run on June 9. Nikkan Sports 9/30/2017
  • 100,001st home run – Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (Yokohama) off Suguru Iwazaki (Hanshin) … Hit ten minutes later than Marrero (7:43 and 7:53). Nikkan Sports 9/30/2017

Behind the Number: 100,000 Home Runs

  • Age
    • Oldest: 48 years and 4 months by Yoshiyuki Iwamoto on August 18, 1957
    • Youngest: 17 years and 2 months by Masaichi Kaneda on October 6, 1950
  • Grand Slams
    • First: September 23, 1936 by Tsugio Iwata
    • Most: 16 by Takeya Nakamura
    • Before 1950: 82
    • Since 1950:
      • Central League: 1,097
      • Pacific League: 1,108
    • Total: 2297
  • Walk-offs
    • First: July 12, 1936 by Minoru Yamashita
    • Most: 12 by Kazuhiro Kiyohara
    • Before 1950: 32
    • Since 1950
      • Central League: 658
      • Pacific League: 611
    • Total: 1,301
  • One season
    • Individual: 60 by Wladimir Balentien in 2013
    • Team: 259 by Yomiuri in 2004
    • NPB: 2,045 in 1980
  •  Surrendered
    • Most: 560 by Keishi Suzuki

Major Milestones

Number Date Name JPN Name ENG Venue
1 1936/05/04 藤井 勇 Fujii, Isamu Koshien Stadium
5,000 1951/09/23 千頭 久米夫 Chikami, Kumeo Korakuen Stadium
10,000 1957/07/19 渡辺 清 Watanabe, Kiyoshi Osaka Stadium
15,000 1962/08/16 河野 旭輝 Kono, Akiteru Korakuen Stadium
20,000 1966/07/06 井石礼司 Ishii, Reiji Tokyo Stadium
25,000 1969/10/11 高木 守道 Takagi, Morimichi Chunichi Stadium
30,000 1973/05/20 基 満男 Motoi, Mitsuo Heiwadai Stadium
35,000 1976/07/23 池辺 巌 Ikebe, Iwao Nagoya Stadium
40,000 1979/06/28 ウイリアムス Williams, Bernie Nishinomiya Stadium
45,000 1982/05/15 山本 浩二 Yamamoto, Koji Hiroshima Stadium
50,000 1985/04/23 仲根 政裕 Nakane, Masahiro Fujiidera Stadium
55,000 1987/09/07 駒田 徳広 Komada, Norihiro Yokohama Stadium
60,000 1990/09/26 広永 益隆 Hironaga, Yasutaka Nishinomiya Stadium
65,000 1994/06/19 谷繁 元信 Tanishige, Motonobu Koshien Stadium
70,000 1997/09/09 駒田 徳広

Komada, Norihiro

Tokyo Dome
75,000 2001/04/20 ボーリック Bolick, Frank Chiba Marine Stadium
80,000 2003/09/14 ペタジーニ Petagine, Roberto Tokyo Dome
85,000 2006/08/11 フェルナンデス Fernandez, Jose Invoice Stadium
90,000 2010/04/04 ブラウン Brown, Dee Sapporo Dome
95,000 2014/05/13 松田 宣浩 Matsuda, Nobuhiro QVC Marine Field
100,000 2017/09/29 マレーロ Marrero, Chris ZOZO Marine Stadium

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/29/2017, Nikkan Sports 9/29/2017, Nikkan Sports 9/30/2017Sponichi 9/29/2017Official 100,000th Home Run Website

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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