Japan Sets Three World Baseball Classic Records

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler)

Japan re-wrote the record books in its 16-4 drubbing of the Netherlands. Two different team records were shattered, while another was tied. Atsunori Inaba also made an individual mark.

Most extra-base hits in a game, team: 10 (Old record: 9, accomplished three times, most recently by Venezuela against Italy in 2009).
Most total bases in a game, team: 38 (Old record: 34, Australia against Mexico in 2009).
Most home runs in a game, team: 6 (Tied record set by Cuba against South Africa in 2009).
Oldest player to homer in a game: Atsunori Inaba, 40 years, 219 days (unofficial, only by Extra Innings’ count)


About Gabriel Fidler

Card Sharp is devoted to my chief indoor hobby-baseball (and occasionally football [that's soccer to you Americans], hockey, American football, and basketball) card collecting.
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