The Ni-gun Mizuno MVP awards for August.
Akihisa Nishida - Yakult Swallows
18 G, 22-for-58, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 0 SB, .379 BA
Played in every game in August. Batting average was good for third, on base percentage for second.
Hirofumi Yamanaka - Softbank Hawks
11 G, 4-0, 0 Sv, 21.0 IP, 14 SO, 0 BB, 1 ER, 0.43 ERA
Pitched in eleven of twenty games, predominantly in relief. Gave up just one earned run and walked none. Led the league in wins.