Nori Aoki, a veteran of professional baseball Yakult, achieved a total of 2,500 hits in Japan and the United States, the fourth Japanese player in history, in an interleague game with Nippon Ham held at Jingu Stadium on the night of the 26th.

On the night of the 26th, Aoki started in the 6th left field in the exchange game with Nippon Ham at the Jingu Stadium.

Then, in the first at-bat of the first inning, Nippon-Ham's starting pitcher Takayuki Kato hit a hit in front of the light.

This was the 1726th hit in professional baseball, and combined with 774 hits in the major league era, we achieved 2500 hits in Japan and the United States.

A total of 2500 hits by Japanese players in Japan and the United States are:

▽ Ichiro who played in Orix and Major League Mariners

Hideki Matsui who played in Giants and Major League Baseball Yankees

▽ Seibu, Major League Mets, and Rakuten This is the fourth player in history, following Mr. Kazuo Matsui who played.

Aoki from Miyazaki prefecture is 39 years old, the oldest team fielder.

Joined Yakult in the fourth round of the draft from Waseda University, recorded 200 hits in two seasons for the first time in the history of professional baseball, won the top hitter three times, and won the most hits twice, playing an active role as a core player. did.

After transferring to the major leagues using the posting system in 2012, he played for seven teams, including the Brewers, in six years.

He returned to Yakult in 2018 and signed a new three-year contract with Yakult last season off.

At the end of the game on the 25th, the batting average of professional baseball was 30%, 2 minutes and 3 minutes, which is the highest in history.

"Very happy"

Aoki said, "First of all, I am very happy that I was able to play with various teams in Japan and the United States and achieved 2500 hits. Until now, with the support of various people, I will come to the number of 2500 hits. I will continue to try to hit as many as possible to win the team, "he commented through the team.