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NPB: Nihon Seimei MVP Award for July 2014

by on Aug.08, 2014 @ 2:55 pm, under NPB

Central League

Nihon Seimei MVP Awards

Kazuhiro Wada, Chunichi Dragons (Second Time, one other time in the PL)+
20 G, 25-for-63, 7 HR, 21 RBI, 0 SB, .397 BA

Minoru Iwata, Hanshin Tigers (First Time)
5 G, 4-1, 0 ShO, 36.0 IP, 27 SO, 5 ER, 1.25 ERA

+ Wada became the oldest position player in either league to win an MVP of the Month award at forty-two years and one month. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/8/2014 ... The previous record of forty-one years and three months was Hiromitsu Kadota on May 1989. Source: Sanspo 8/8/2014

Pacific League

Nihon Seimei MVP Awards

Seiichi Uchikawa, Softbank Hawks (Third Time, one other time in the CL)
24 G, 33-for-100, 2 HR, 20 RBI, .330 BA

Ryota Igarashi, Softbank Hawks (First Time, other other time in the CL)
13 G, 0-0, 1 Sv, 12 H*, 13.1 IP, 19 SO, 1 ER, 0.68 ERA

* set new NPB record for holds in one month

** The Hawks swept the MVP of the Month award for the seventh time.  A Hawk hitter won the MVP of the Month award in three straight months for the first time in franchise history (Yuki Yanagita in May, Dae-Ho Lee in June, and Uchikawa in July).