Atsushi Ugumori: Did You Know

Walk-off hits:

  • April 2, 2017 vs Yokohama, pinch-hit, grand slam
  • April 13, 2017 vs Chunichi, pinch-hit, RBI hit to left

Ugumori is the first player in Swallows history to record two pinch-hit walk-off hits in one season since Masaaki Iwashita in 1982 and the first right-handed player since Yasumitsu Toyoda in 1968. The last Yakult player to record two pinch-hit walk-off hits in one month was Tsutomu Wakamatsu in June 1977.

Source: Sponichi 4/14/2017, Nikkan Sports 4/14/2017

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