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NPB: Nihon Seimei MVP and JA Zennoh Go Go Awards for July 2009

by on Aug.05, 2009 @ 6:22 am, under NPB

Central League

Nihon Seimei MVP Awards

Jamie D'Antona, Yakult Swallows (First Time)
21 G, 77 AB, 32 H, 6 HR, 25 RBI, .416 BA

Takuya Asao, Chunichi Dragons (First Time)
13 G, 1-1, 1 HLD, 15.1 IP, 15 K, 3 ER, 1.76 ERA

JA Zennoh Go Go Award (Focus: Magic Glove)

Hiroyasu Tanaka, Yakult Swallows
Reason:

  • A diving catch he made on July 10th against the Yokohama Bay Stars. With the score 2-2 in the top of the 9th with runners on first and third and 1 out, Tanaka made a diving catch at second and doubled up the runner on first.
  • And two other great plays he made on July 31st against the Chunichi Dragons.

Pacific League

Nihon Seimei MVP Awards

Alex Cabrera, Orix Buffaloes (Sixth Time)
18 G, 66 AB, 27 H, 2 HR, 11 RBI, .409 BA

Hideaki Wakui, Seibu Lions (Second Time)
4 G, 4-0, 2 CG, 33.0 IP, 38 K, 6 ER, 1.64 ERA

JA Zennoh Go Go Award (Focus: Magic Glove)

Yuichi Honda, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks (First Time)
Reason:

  • A diving stop he made on July 10th against the Rakuten Golden Eagles. With the game scoreless in the top of the third, Honda made a great play on a ball that bounced off the pitcher and almost ended up trickling into the outfield. But instead, Honda managed to glove the ball and throw over to first, while sitting, to get the out.