Seems our old friend Matt Murton is tearing up Japanese baseball. There's a great story about him on espn.com. Here's the key quote:
"Though the Tigers lost in the first round of the mid-October playoffs, Murton finished his season with 214 hits in 144 games, a .349 batting average, 17 home runs and 91 RBIs. Even before setting the record, he became only the fourth player in Nippon Professional Baseball history to have a 200-hit season."
Congrats Matt. Full article here.