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Kroon Hits 162

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Kroon Hits 162
Against the Giants just minutes earlier at Tokyo Dome, Yokohama's Kroon hit 162 kph against Horita. The ball was hit right back at Kroon, who caught the ball in reflex. Kroon looked a little shaken up by that come-backer, and Saeki came over to give him a couple words of encouragement.

Once settled down, Kroon climbed the mound and got the final out of the game, giving the winning ball to starter Doi who won his 8th game in a row against the Giants.
Re: Kroon Hits 162
[ Author: Jingu Bleacher Bum | Posted: Aug 11, 2005 10:51 PM | YAK Fan ]

Nikkan Sports has an article writing that a Tokyo Dome employee stated, "there's a high possibility that the radar gun recorded the batted ball." The article also states that the record was not changed to 162/kph. [Full Story - Nikkan Sports - in Japanese]

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