Orix becomes the fifth team to reach this milestone, behind Yomiuri (9726), Seibu (8466), Chunichi (8352) and Softbank (8093). (Numbers through last Tuesday I assume). Seibu is the odd outlier here as the other four teams all started in the 1930's but the Lions didn't begin play until 1950 - they must have a hit a lot of home runs along the way to pass every one but the Giants.
Iwasaki is an odd guy to have hit the home run - it's only the second of his career which began in 2009 in the Dragons organization.
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