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Yanase MVP Awards through the years

by on Dec.13, 2010 @ 12:09 am, under NPB

I've managed to piece together some of the past winners of the Yanase award. The information through to 2006 should be accurate, since it was taken directly from the Yanase Press Release page. The Yanase Giants MVP (all) and Yanase Hanshin Tigers MVP (all except 2004 and 2005) winners should also be correct, as these were also mentioned in a number of Yanase press releases.

If anyone has information to fill in the rest of the open spots, feel free to drop me an e-mail at gen [at] yakyubaka [dot] com.

Year Team Player
2009 Yanase Giants MVP Tetsuya Yamaguchi
Yanase Gambare Dragons MIP Atsushi Fujii
Yanase Fukuoka Softbank Hawks MVP Tadashi Settsu
2008 Yanase Giants MVP Michihiro Ogasawara
Yanase Hanshin Tigers MVP Norihiro Akahoshi
Yanase Gambare Dragons MIP Kazuki Yoshimi
Yanase Orix Buffaloes MVP Satoshi Komatsu
2007 Yanase Giants MVP Shinnosuke Abe
Yanase Gambare Dragons MIP Masahiko Morino
Yanase Hanshin Tigers MVP Tomoyuki Kubota
Yanase Fukuoka Softbank Hawks MVP Takahiro Mahara
2006 Yanase Gambare Dragons MIP Mitsuru Sato
Yanase Hanshin Tigers MVP Shinobu Fukuhara
Yanase Fukuoka Softbank Hawks MVP Kazumi Saito
2005 Yanase Orix Buffaloes MVP Tsuyoshi Kikuchihara
Yanase Hanshin Tigers MVP Kyuji Fujikawa
Yanase Gambare Dragons MIP Kenichi Nakata
Yanase Fukuoka Softbank Hawks MVP Toshiya Sugiuchi
2004 Yanase Giants MVP Kimiyasu Kudo
Yanase Hanshin Tigers MVP Tomoaki Kanemoto
2003 Yanase Giants MVP Yoshinobu Takahashi
Yanase Hanshin Tigers MVP Akihiro Yano
2002 Yanase Giants MVP Koji Uehara
Yanase Hanshin Tigers MVP Makoto Imaoka
2001 Yanase Giants MVP Hideki Matsui
Yanase Yakult Swallows MVP Atsunori Inaba
2000 Yanase Giants MVP Hideki Matsui
Yanase Yakult Swallows MVP Shinya Miyamoto
1999 Yanase Giants MVP Koji Uehara
Yanase Yakult Swallows MVP Koji Takagi
Yanase Nenkan Hawks MVP Kenji Jojima
Yanase Yokohama Bay Stars MVP Robert Rose
1998 Yanase Giants MVP Hideki Matsui
Yanase Yakult Swallows MVP Kenjiro Kawasaki
1997 Yanase Giants MVP Takayuki Shimizu
Yanase Hanshin Tigers MVP Katsuhiro Hiratsuka
Yanase Yakult Swallows MVP Atsuya Furuta
1996 Yanase Giants MVP Hideki Matsui
1995 Yanase Giants MVP Masaki Saito
1994 Yanase Giants MVP Masumi Kuwata
Yanase Hanshin Tigers MVP Keiichi Yabu
Yanase Orix MVP Ichiro Suzuki
1993 Yanase Giants MVP Hiroshi Ishige
Yanase Hanshin Tigers MVP Toshiro Yufune
1992 Yanase Giants MVP Norihiro Komada
Yanase Hanshin Tigers MVP Koji Nakada
1991
1990 Yanase Giants MVP Masahiro Kawai
1989 Yanase Giants MVP Masaki Saito
Yanase Hanshin Tigers MVP Yutaka Wada
1988 Yanase Giants MVP Tatsunori Hara
1987 Yanase Giants MVP Yoshitaka Katori
1986 Yanase Giants MVP Sadaaki Yoshimura
Yanase Hanshin Tigers MVP Akinobu Mayumi
1985 Yanase Giants MVP Warren Cromartie
Yanase Hanshin Tigers MVP Kiyooki Nakanishi
1984 Yanase Hanshin Tigers MVP Katsuo Hirata

Notes:

MIP = Most Impressive Player

The Yanase Hanshin Tigers MVP started in 1984; the Yanase Giants MVP in 1985; and the Yanase Yakult Swallows MVP in 1997. The award itself got its start in 1984.