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Wednesday, 01 July 2015

Sadaharu Oh: The World's Real Home Run King

An article by OzySadaharu Oh: The World's Real Home Run King

If you think Barry Bonds is the world's home run king, you're wrong. Sadaharu Oh is. In fact, Bonds is 112 long balls short.

That's right. From 1959 to 1980, Oh hit an unbelievable 868 home runs for the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants. But while Nippon Professional Baseball is Japan's top league, it's not pronounced M-L-B, and Oh's legendary status is naught in the West, relegated to a slick nod in the Beastie Boys' hit "Hey Ladies." ("And I've got more hits than Sadaharu Oh!" boasted Ad-Rock and Mike D.)

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