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
Oh Sadaharu (1973, 1974 / Yomiuri Giants)
Achieved for the first time in history two years in a row
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
Boomer Wells (1984 / Hankyu Braves)
First foreigner to win the Triple Crown
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.
Nobuhiko Matsunaka (2004 / Daiei Hawks)
The only achievement in Heisei
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
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