Today, Orix Buffaloes catcher Torai Fushimi hit a home run in the sixth inning of the 5-4 victory over the SoftBank Hawks. His home run proved to be a very special one.
Fushimi, hammered an 0-2 pitch over the right center field wall to give the Buffaloes a 4-0 lead. His home run appeared to be the 105,000th home run in the history of the highest level of Japanese Pro Ball and his second of the season.
The very first home run in Japanese Pro Ball was hit in May 4, 1936 by Isamu Fujii, the first baseman of the Osaka Tigers (now Hanshin Tigers). Back then the NPB was still called the Japanese Baseball League. Only in 1950, the Japanese Baseball League was restructured into Nippon Professional Baseball.