Last season, Yakult's Munetaka Murakami, who won the triple crown at the youngest in professional baseball history, celebrated his 23rd birthday on the 2nd, and for the WBC = World Baseball Classic, "The first 3 I want to be the best in the world by preparing properly on the 9th of the month."
Last season, Murakami, who hit 56 home runs, the most by any Japanese player, and won the triple crown as the youngest ever, celebrated his 23rd birthday on the 2nd day of the camp.
Murakami has set his goal for this year to be the world's number one in the WBC, which has been selected as a representative member, and to leave a career-high result in the season, and is practicing with the aim of finishing earlier than usual.
In batting practice during the lunch break, he tried two bats of different weights, and out of 68 swings against the batting pitcher, 19 went over the outfield fence, and 3 hit the back screen directly. He showed a powerful swing, such as a book, and showed a smooth adjustment.
He was 23 years old and had received congratulations from his teammates.
Murakami said, "It's still the first course, so I'm not doing it hard, but I'm practicing with a good sense of tension. I'm preparing well for the first WBC match on March 9, and I'm in good shape. I want to do my best so that I can be welcomed by the world.I want to take the number one in the world."