Apologies folks but I don't have a cap to write about this week but nevertheless, I hope everyone is having a great summer and is as excited as I am for the 2020 Olympics. The Opening Ceremony is always fun to watch and coverage of the festivities in Tokyo start this morning so if you're reading this bright and early head over to your favorite news outlet to tune in!
Back to hats, in honor of the commencement of the Summer Games and today being the 45th anniversary of Sadaharu Oh hitting his 700th career home run, I decided to do a Flashback Friday of a Yomiuri Giants post I did back in 2013. As a fan of the San Francisco Giants, I have no choice but to love our unofficial counterparts in Tokyo which means celebrating Oh is a must.
Oh played all 22 seasons of his career for the Kyojin (巨人, the Japanese word for "giant(s)") and holds the world record for home runs with 858. His 2,170 RBI and 1.079 OPS remain Japanese records to this day and is in the top three of career hits leaders with 2,786 giving Oh an overall stat line on par with MLB's all-time greatest hitters.
I guess it turns out that I did have enough material for a blog post after all but I'm still missing that Fresh hat though! Oh well—that was not intentional by the way, but I'll take it—I just have to come back with special for y'all next week!