Teruaki Sato, a rookie of the professional baseball Hanshin Tigers, hit the No. 23 home run in the game on the 19th, breaking the record for the most new home runs of the baseball team held by Koichi Tabuchi for the first time in 52 years.

Sato hit the 23rd solo home run of the season from pitcher Kazuki Mishima to the left at the 4th at bat in the 9th inning against DeNA at Tokyo Dome.

The most home run record of one season marked by a newcomer in Hanshin was 22 home runs marked by Mr. Tabuchi in 1969, and Sato broke the team record for the first time in 52 years.

Sato, who joined the team in 1st place in the draft this season, has participated in all 90 games since the opening and has become a leader with his long hitting ability.

The record for the most home runs for newcomers in professional baseball is 31, which was marked by Takeshi Kuwata, the predecessor of DeNA in 1959, and Kazuhiro Kiyohara of Seibu in 1986.

Teruaki Sato "I want to hit more home runs"

Teruaki Sato expressed his joy after the match about breaking the new home run record of the team, saying, "I am very happy that I was able to break the record because I was able to swing firmly."

Regarding home runs, he recalled, "I was trying to swing myself without thinking about anything. It was a good home run, although I was thinking about it since I was forced into it."

He said, "I want to accumulate more home runs and hit more home runs."