Yoshiyuki Kamei: Did You Know

Milestones

June 18, 2017 vs Lotte at Tokyo Dome – Kamei blasted the sixth walk-off home run, fifth in extra innings, of his career. The six walk-off home runs is good for a third place tie with Tomohiro Nioka on the Yomiuri Giants’ all-time list, behind Sadaharu Oh (eight), Shigeo Nagashima, and Shinnosuke Abe (both seven). The five in extra innings set a new franchise record. The previous record of four was held by Nagashima and Hideki Matsui.

Additionally, Kamei became the fourth player in franchise history to hit a walk-off, come-from-behind home run in extra innings. He is the first player in franchise history to overcome a lead larger than two runs.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/19/2017, Sponichi 6/19/2017

September 25, 2017 vs Yakult at Jingu Stadium – Kamei blasted the Yomiuri Giants’ 9,999th home run in the seventh inning off Kazuki Kondo.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2017

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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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