Japanese heat wave 22-year-old big gun exploded with four home runs and 56 home runs in two days
Japan’s professional baseball (NPB) is also drawing attention as a powerful home run hitter hit hard in the second half.
The main character is Yakult Swallows Murakami Munetaka (22). In an away game against the Hanshin Tigers at Nishinomiya Koshien Stadium in Hyogo Prefecture on the 31st, Murakami recorded 37 home runs of the season, showing off his power to hit home runs in three consecutive at-bats.
Murakami led the team to a 4-2 victory by hitting a two-run home run over the left wall after two outs in the top of the 11th inning after hitting a series of solo hits on the left wall in the 7th inning and a superior solo home run in the top of the 9th inning, trailing 0-2. All four points scored by Yakult came from Murakami’s home run.
Murakimi also hit four home runs in two days in the sixth inning against Hanshin the previous day.
Murakami, who hit 37 home runs in the season, led the Central League and Pacific League alone. Following last year, when he hit 39, he is likely to be the home run king in the Central League for the second consecutive year. The top home runs in the Pacific League are Yamakawa Hotaka of the Seibu Lions, who hit 30 home runs.
If Murakami maintains his current pace, he can draw 56 arches this season. This is the second-highest record in NPB history. In 2013, Yakult mercenary Vladimir Valentin marked the highest number of home runs in a single NPB season. The most records in a season before Valentin were 55 co-owned by Yomiuri Giants’ Sadaharu Oh (1964), Gintes Buffaloes Tuffy Rose (2001), and Seibu Alex Cabrera (2002).
Murakami, who made his debut in 2018, quickly emerged as a big gun representing NPB by hitting 36 home runs in 2019, the first full-time season, and achieved the youngest individual 100 home runs in NPB history last year. He was also the main player in the gold medal by hitting a solo home run in the final against the U.S. at the Tokyo Olympics last year 코인파워볼
In the Major League, Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees is now enthusiastic about fans by hitting home runs with explosive hits every day. He marked his 42nd season with a two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning with a 2-0 lead over the Kansas City Royals. Jersey had nine home runs in 10 games in the second half, and 12 in the last 14 games, the highest number ever for the Yankees. It also surpassed Babe Ruth’s record of 41 home runs in 1928, the Yankees’ all-time record before August 1. If you keep up the pace, you can hit 67 home runs this year