September 9 vs Seibu at MetLife Dome – Fukuura blasted a home run (fourth inning, off Tatsuya Imai), his first since April 9, 2015. At forty-two years and eight months, he joined Tadashi Wakabayashi (1950, forty-two years and five months), Katsuya Nomura (1978, forty-three years and one month), and Tadahito Iguchi (2017, forty-two years and nine months) as the only Lotte players over forty-two to hit a home run.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2018
October 4 – The city of Narashino announced that they will hold a presentation ceremony on October 8 at ZOZO Marine.
September 26 – The city of Narashino in Chiba announced that they are going to give Fukuura a Citizen’s Honor Award.
Source: Sponichi 9/26/2018