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Can Matsunaka Break the Home Run Record?

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Can Matsunaka Break the Home Run Record?
With 38 homers as of August 9th, it looks like last year's Triple Crown winner and Pacific League MVP, Nobuhiko Matsunaka, might break his own Manager Sadaharu Oh's single season mark, shared along with Tuffy Rhodes and Alex Cabrera. Can he do it? When will he be in MLB?
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Re: Can Matsunaka Break the Home Run Record?
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Aug 10, 2005 8:37 AM | YBS Fan ]

Let's see. 38 home run in 103 games is .369 per game. Now project to 136 games would make 50 home runs. Close.

You wouldn't know if his pace has been picking up the last couple of months, would you?
Re: Can Matsunaka Break the Home Run Record?
[ Author: Guest: Michael Eng | Posted: Aug 10, 2005 9:41 PM ]

Matsunaka's Home Runs by Month (through August 9):
Month  Games  AB  HR  HR/AB
March 3 10 0 0.000
April 26 99 9 0.091
May 24 94 11 0.117
June 21 76 5 0.066
July 18 65 10 0.154
August 7 22 3 0.136
Total 99 366 38 0.104
Source: Nikkan Sports Kyushu
Re: Can Matsunaka Break the Home Run Record?
[ Author: Guest: claybo4131 | Posted: Aug 11, 2005 1:02 AM ]

Will he be in MLB anytime soon?
Re: Can Matsunaka Break the Home Run Record?
[ Author: himself | Posted: Aug 11, 2005 10:33 PM | FSH Fan ]

I don't see him leaving Japan anytime soon, but then again, some teams in the Majors lack a slugger of his caliber and may look to him as an answer.
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