Murakami, the grim reaper of ‘56 homers’ at bat, 157 strokes at the Yakult Golf Tournament, 60th out of 60 participants

He is the strongest hitter who overpowers the opposing pitcher at bat. But at the golf course, he is a complete beginner.

Murakami Munetaka (22), the fourth hitter of the Yakult Swallows who hit 56 homers this season, hit 157 in one day at a friendly golf tournament held on the 15th (Korean time). At the Yakult Swallows club golf event held at Hoakalay CC (par 72) in Hawaii, USA, he recorded 80 strokes in 9 out-course holes and 77 strokes in 9 in-course holes. Over 85 on the par 72 course. Out of 60 contestants, he came last.

Murakami played a round in one group with senior infielder Okumura Nobuyuki (27) and two batting pitchers (betting ball pitchers). This is the place where the 2022 LPGA (American Women’s Professional Golf) Tour Lotte Championship, won by Kim Hyo-joo in April, was held. Murakami, a right-handed left-hander, played rounds with a left-handed club.

The Yakult team is on a championship tour in Hawaii. On the second day of the tour, a golf tournament was held.

Japanese media reported that Murakami’s tee shot on the 18th hole sliced. He said that he had a hard time with his second shot becoming an OB, but he enjoyed playing golf. “The weather was nice and it was the best,” he said.

Yakult won the Central League and the Japan Series last year. This year, they achieved their second league title in 29 years. In the Japan Series, they lost to the Pacific League champion Orix Buffaloes.

Murakami recorded a batting average of .318, 56 home runs, and 134 RBIs this season. At the age of 22, he surpassed Oh Sadaharu (Wang Jeong-chi) to set the record for the most home runs by a Japanese player in a single season. He also became the youngest player to win 3 batting titles. 스포츠토토

Murakami signed a three-year, 1.8 billion yen contract with the club before leaving for a championship trip to Hawaii. At the end of his three-year contract, he agreed with the club to challenge the major leagues through the posting system.

He stood tall as the best hitter in Japanese professional baseball this season. Murakami is a promising 4th hitter for the Japanese national team in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March next year.

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