I will introduce Japanese slugger Murakami-san here.
Slide 1; Who is MURAKAMI-san? Murakami-san is a Japanese slugger. He won the rookie of the year, home run king, and MVP. Murakami-san reached a hundred homers and a hundred RBIs at the youngest age in NPB history. This season he has made history already. He hit five straight homers. It's a Japanese baseball record. Big thing!
Slide 2; This list shows the top NPB home run hitters in a single season. Murakami-san has hit fifty-five home runs this season so far. He has ranked second in Japanese professional history so far. Murakami-san has tied a historical player, Sadaharu Oh, whose career home-run record was eight-hundred sixty-eight. Murakami-san is chasing the single-season home-run record in Japan. It's No. Sixty that Valentine made in twenty-thirteen. I will estimate how many homers Murakami-san hit this season. He has a remaining sixteen games, and he needs 2.3 games per homer this season. If he keeps at his current pace, he could hit Sixty-one point nine homers. It is a new record.
Slide 3; Also, he is aiming at a triple crown. Now he is a batting average leader and home run leader, and then RBI leader. His fighting spirit is suited for Major League baseball. I want to see a battle between Ohtani-san and Murakami-san.
Nothing in baseball is set in stone. I don’t know what will happen in baseball. So, baseball is interesting and exciting. Anyway, I look forward to the rest of this season in Japan and America. (NPB No.82 KAISPO No.1,218)
The 22-year-old Monster to Chase Single-Season Home-Run Record with Triple Crown in Japan