Stat Of The Night: Norichika Aoki Makes History

MILWAUKEE,WI - APRIL 20: Norichika Aoki #7 of the Milwaukee Brewers reacts with Ryan Braun #8 after his inside the park home run in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park on April 20, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Norichika Aoki's first homer as a Brewer officially traveled just 213 feet, as a misplayed line drive to left gave him the opportunity to round the bases on a ball that didn't leave the park. You can see the hit here.

Aoki's homer was just the 25th inside-the-park home run in Brewer franchise history. Not surprisingly, he's the first Brewer ever to have an inside-the-parker as his first homer.

Given Aoki's speed and his ability to make contact, he's likely to get an opportunity at some point to join the following list: Only four players in Brewer franchise history have multiple inside-the-park homers:

Player Inside-the-park HR First Last
Robin Yount 6 June 1, 1979 May 3, 1990
Rickie Weeks 2 August 7, 2010 July 8, 2011
Prince Fielder 2 June 17, 2007 June 19, 2008
Ben Oglivie 2 May 21, 1980 September 26, 1980

The other Brewers with inside-the-park homers are Yuniesky Betancourt, John Briggs, Bob Coluccio, Cecil Cooper, Mike Felder, Jim Gantner, Carlos Gomez, Tommy Harper, Corey Hart, David Hulse, Roberto Pena, Eric Young and now Norichika Aoki.

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