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

by on Sep.04, 2009 @ 6:25 am, under NPB

Central League

Nihon Seimei MVP Awards

Alex Ramirez, Yomiuri Giants (Seventh Time)
25 G, 107 AB, 40 H, 7 HR, 18 RBI, .374 BA

Wei-Ying Chen, Chunichi Dragons (First Time)
4 G, 3-0-0, 33.0 IP, 27 K, 3 ER, 0.82 ERA

JA Zennoh Go Go Award (Focus: Extra Miler)

Akihiro Higashide, Hiroshima Carp

  • For his 8 doubles and 1 triple in the month of August. Actually, it was his ratio of doubles + triples to hits.  Takashi Toritani also had 8 doubles and 1 triple in August but he also had one more hit than he did, meaning his ratio was just a smidge lower.

Pacific League

Nihon Seimei MVP Awards

Teppei, Rakuten Eagles (First Time)
24 G, 87 AB, 35 H, 3 HR, 24 RBI, .402 BA

Masahiro Tanaka, Rakuten Eagles (Second Time)
4 G, 4-0, 0 CG, 31.1 IP, 30 K, 5 ER, 1.44 ERA

JA Zennoh Go Go Award (Focus: Extra Miler)

Teppei, Rakuten Eagles (First Time)

  • For his 6 doubles and 3 triples. There were a number of other players with a combination of doubles and triples that totaled 9, but none had more triples.



...Wei-Ying Chen became the first player to win the award after starting off his career as an Ikusei player.

...For the first time in Rakuten Eagles' club history, two of their players won both MVP awards in the same month.