Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Interleague Home Runs By Pitchers

NPB on Reddit (@NPB_Reddit) sent out a really interesting tweet this morning - in the 14 years since interleague play began seven Pacific League pitchers have hit home runs during the interleague games while no Central League pitchers have homered.  He included the list of the pitchers and I thought I'd do a post showing a card of each of them.  I had intended to show a flagship card of each player from the same year as when they homered but the latest one - Kenta Uehara who did it yesterday - doesn't have a card in a flagship set this year - at least not so far.

May 11, 2005 Jeremy Powell (OB) vs YG

2005 BBM 2nd Version #624

May 21, 2005 Tsutomu Iwamoto (NH) vs YG

2005 BBM 1st Version #89

Jun 9, 2006 Daisuke Matsuzaka (SL) vs HT

2006 BBM 2nd Version #555

May 28, 2008 Rick Guttormson (SH) vs YB

2008 BBM 1st Version #299

May 29, 2008 Kenji Otonari (SH) vs YB

2008 BBM 2nd Version #658

Jun 15, 2011 Alfredo Figaro (OB) vs YB

2011 BBM 2nd Version #532

Jun 18, 2018 Kenta Uehara (NH) vs HC

2017 BBM Fighters #F10

1 comment:

Fuji said...

Very cool. Didn't realize Dice K had it in him.