Seiji Uebayashi: Did You Know

Milestones

2018

June 5 vs Yakult at Jingu Stadium – Uebayashi homered in his fourth straight game. The NPB record of seven was set by Sadaharu Oh and Randy Bass. The Hawks franchise record of six was set by Nobuhiko Matsunaka in 2004.

Source: Sponichi 6/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/7/2018

June 29 vs Lotte at YafuOku Dome – Uebayashi recorded the first walk-off hit of his career. Down 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth, with runners on first and third and two out, Uebayashi hit a walk-off triple to left-center off Tatsuya Uchi.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/29/2018

October 7 vs Lotte at ZOZO Marine – Uebayashi hit a triple to left-center in the fourth inning and became the first player to record fourteen triples in one season since Larry Raines hit sixteen in 1953.

Source: Sponichi 10/8/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/8/2018

October 21 vs Seibu at MetLife Dome (Climax Series Final Stage) – Uebayashi recorded ten RBI and became the fifth player in Playoff and Climax Series history to collect ten or more RBI. The other four: Alex Cabrera (thirteen in 2004), Jose Fernandez (eleven in 2004), Terrmel Sledge (ten in 2009), Alfredo Despaigne (ten in 2018). He joined Sledge as the only players to record ten RBI in on stage.

Uebayashi recorded three triples in the Final Stage. He became the first player to hit three triples during one post-season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/22/2018, Sponichi 10/22/2018


MLB Dreams

2018

January 1 – Uebayashi is interested in the Majors and would like to ultimately earn and exercise his international free agent option (some time during the 2025 season).

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/1/2018


Weight

  • Uebayashi packed on ten kilograms and currently weighs eighty-eight kilograms. Source: Sports Hochi 2/2/2017

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NPB Standings [Full]
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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
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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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