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Yakult Munetaka Murakami won the 2022 Central League Triple Crown. At the age of 22, he became the eighth (12th) feat in professional baseball history and was the youngest player to do so.

Haruyasu Nakajima (Autumn 1938 / Tokyo Giants)

Hitting king during the spring and fall two-season system in the early days of professional baseball. Results in 38 games in the fall season of 1938

Katsuya Nomura (1965 / Nankai Hawks)

The first triple crown after the 2-league system was established after the war.The only successful catcher

Achieved the first triple crown after the war (Kyodo Images)

Oh Sadaharu (1973, 1974 / Yomiuri Giants)

Achieved for the first time in history two years in a row

The one-legged batting method of giant Sadaharu Oh (Jiji)
The one-legged batting method of giant Sadaharu Oh (Jiji)

Hiromitsu Ochiai (1982/84/85 / Lotte Orions)

In 1982, at the age of 28, he was the youngest person to do so. 1985 and 1986 for two consecutive years.Most Triple Crown Champion

Hiromitsu Ochiai celebrates with his wife, Nobuko, after winning the Triple Crown for the first time in three years (Jiji)
Hiromitsu Ochiai celebrates with his wife, Nobuko, after winning the Triple Crown for the first time in three years (Jiji)

Boomer Wells (1984 / Hankyu Braves)

First foreigner to win the Triple Crown

Boomer becomes the first foreigner to win the Triple Crown of professional baseball (Jiji)
The first foreigner to win the Triple Crown (Jiji)

Randy Bass (1985, 86 / Hanshin Tigers)

In 1985 and 1986, the same year that Hiromitsu Ochiai won the triple crown for two years in a row in the Pacific League, Bath won the triple crown in the Central League. In 1986, he hit a professional baseball record with a batting average of 30%, 8 minutes, and 9 rins.

Hanshin's Randy Barth hits the 49th home run over the middle field (Jiji)
(current events)

Nobuhiko Matsunaka (2004 / Daiei Hawks)

The only achievement in Heisei

Nobuhiko Matsunaka hitting a home run (Jiji)
(current events)

Munetaka Murakami (2022 / Yakult Swallows)

No. 56 solo home run for the first time in 15 games in the final game of the 2022 season. He surpassed Sadaharu Oh’s record of 55 home runs in 1964 for the first time in 58 years, and also recorded the most home runs by a Japanese player.

Japan Professional Baseball Triple Crown Winner

Source: Nippon Professional Baseball Organization

Banner photo: Jiji

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Hanshin Tigers
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Triple Crown
Yomiuri Giants
Munetaka Murakami
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