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Yu Darvish presented with Golden Spirit Award

by on Nov.25, 2010 @ 10:36 pm, under NPB

Yu Darvish was presented with the 2010 Golden Spirit Award earlier today (Japan's version of the Roberto Clemente Award).

In 2007, Darvish set up a fund to provide water to developing countries.  In 2008, Darvish started donating 100,000 yen to Habikino, Osaka for every victory he notched.  And just this past season, he donated 30,000 yen to help Miyazaki for every out he recorded.

Here's a list of the previous 11 winners:

Year Player Team
1999 Hideki Matsui Yomiuri Giants
2000 Atsushi Kataoka Nippon Ham Fighters
2001 Norihiro Nakamura Kintetsu Buffaloes
2002 Tetsuya Iida Yakult Swallows
2003 Kazuki Inoue Chunichi Dragons
2004 Norihiro Akahoshi Hanshin Tigers
2005 Bobby Valentine Chiba Lotte Marines
2006 Tsuyoshi Wada Softbank Hawks
2007 Daisuke Miura Yokohama Bay Stars
2008 Hisashi Iwakuma Rakuten Eagles
2009 Michihiro Ogasawara Yomiuri Giants