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

Extra Innings UK covers baseball around the world, focussing on the sport at the national team level, with features on prominent players, scouting reports, and occasional breaking news. We are fully credentialled by MLB and have covered the World Baseball Classic, continental championships, and the U.S. minor leagues.
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