Randy Bass hit a three run home run to put the Tigers up 4-3 and both Masayuki Kakefu and Akinobu Okada followed him with solo home runs to get the lead up to 6-3. The Tigers would need all those runs to hold off the Giants who scored another 2 runs in the top of the ninth to bring the final score to 6-5. This game is viewed as a sign that 1985 was going to be a magical season for Hanshin and it was as they won their first (and so far only) Nippon Series that year.
Here are cards of the back-to-back-to-back home run hitters:
|1984 Takara Kids Tigers (Bass)|
|1980 Calbee Small #53 (Kakefu)|
|1980 Yamakatsu JY12 (Okada)|