Yuhei Takai: Did You Know

Milestones

2018

July 17 vs Yokohama at Yokohama Stadium – Yuhei recorded a hit in his sixth straight pinch-hit plate appearance and set a new Yakult record.

Source: Sponichi 7/17/2018, Sanspo 7/17/2018

September 5 vs Chunichi at Jingu Stadium – Yuhei blasted the fiftieth home run of his career (sixth inning, off Ryosuke Oguma) and became just the seventh player in NPB history with at least ten wins and fifty home runs.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/6/2018


Equipment

Yuhei used a bat that weighed 890 grams in 2017. He started experimenting with other bats after he suffered a fractured hamate in his right wrist in late June. One of the bats he tried that he liked was a Norichika Aoki bat that weighed 910 grams. He plans to use the Aoki bat in 2018.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/1/2018

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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
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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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