Tokyo Yakult Swallows' Wladimir Balentien reacts after hitting his 56th homer to break Japan's single-season, off Hanshin Tigers' Daiki Enokida in the first inning of their regular season baseball ... more 
Tokyo Yakult Swallows' Wladimir Balentien reacts after hitting his 56th homer to break Japan's single-season, off Hanshin Tigers' Daiki Enokida in the first inning of their regular season baseball game in Tokyo, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 15, 2013. Balentien broke the previous record, first set by Sadaharu Oh in 1964 and equaled by Tuffy Rhodes in 2001 and Alex Cabrera in 2002, had been achieved in a 140-game season. Japan currently plays a 144-game regular season, local media reported. Mandatory Credit. REUTERS/Kyodo (JAPAN - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. YES less 
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