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

by on Oct.03, 2009 @ 1:58 pm, under NPB
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Central League

Nihon Seimei MVP Awards

Shinnosuke Abe, Yomiuri Giants (Second Time)
24 G, 84 AB, 29 H, 12 HR, 26 RBI, .345 BA

Tetsuya Utsumi, Yomiuri Giants (First Time)
4 G, 4-0, 1 CG, 31.0 IP, 23 K, 4 ER, 1.16 ERA

JA Zennoh Go Go Award (Focus: Super Arm)

Kazuhiro Wada, Chunichi Dragons
Reason:

- For his 8 assists plus 3 cut-off throw assists.

Pacific League

Nihon Seimei MVP Awards

G.G. Sato, Seibu Lions (Second Time)
25 G, 85 AB, 34 H, 9 HR, 21 RBI, .400 BA

Kazuyuki Hoashi, Seibu Lions (First Time)
4 G, 4-0, 4 CG, 36.0 IP, 30 K, 2 ER, 0.50 ERA

JA Zennoh Go Go Award (Focus: Super Arm)

Tomotaka Sakaguchi, Orix Buffaloes (First Time)
Reason:

- For his 8 assists plus 4 cut-off throw assists.

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Notes:

...For the Super Arm Award -- winners were based on which players had the most points using the following system: assists = 2 points; cut-off throw assists = 1 point.

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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
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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
Reason:

  • 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)
Reason:

  • 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.

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Notes:

...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.

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

by on Aug.05, 2009 @ 6:22 am, under NPB
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Central League

Nihon Seimei MVP Awards

Jamie D'Antona, Yakult Swallows (First Time)
21 G, 77 AB, 32 H, 6 HR, 25 RBI, .416 BA

Takuya Asao, Chunichi Dragons (First Time)
13 G, 1-1, 1 HLD, 15.1 IP, 15 K, 3 ER, 1.76 ERA

JA Zennoh Go Go Award (Focus: Magic Glove)

Hiroyasu Tanaka, Yakult Swallows
Reason:

  • A diving catch he made on July 10th against the Yokohama Bay Stars. With the score 2-2 in the top of the 9th with runners on first and third and 1 out, Tanaka made a diving catch at second and doubled up the runner on first.
  • And two other great plays he made on July 31st against the Chunichi Dragons.

Pacific League

Nihon Seimei MVP Awards

Alex Cabrera, Orix Buffaloes (Sixth Time)
18 G, 66 AB, 27 H, 2 HR, 11 RBI, .409 BA

Hideaki Wakui, Seibu Lions (Second Time)
4 G, 4-0, 2 CG, 33.0 IP, 38 K, 6 ER, 1.64 ERA

JA Zennoh Go Go Award (Focus: Magic Glove)

Yuichi Honda, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks (First Time)
Reason:

  • A diving stop he made on July 10th against the Rakuten Golden Eagles. With the game scoreless in the top of the third, Honda made a great play on a ball that bounced off the pitcher and almost ended up trickling into the outfield. But instead, Honda managed to glove the ball and throw over to first, while sitting, to get the out.
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NPB: Nihon Seimei MVP and JA Zennoh Go Go Awards for June 2009

by on Jul.02, 2009 @ 3:00 am, under NPB
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Central League

Nihon Seimei MVP Awards

Kazuhiro Wada, Chunichi Dragons (Second Time)
18 G, 65 AB, 27 H, 6 HR, 15 RBI, .415 BA

Yudai Kawai, Chunichi Dragons (First Time)
4 G, 4-0, 0 CG, 25.0 IP, 11 K, 7 ER, 2.52 ERA

JA Zennoh Go Go Award (Focus: Wedge Up*)

Hitoki Iwase, Chunichi Dragons
Reason: 9 Sv, 0 W, 0 H = 9.0 Points

Pacific League

Nihon Seimei MVP Awards

Yoshio Itoi, Nippon Ham Fighters (First Time)
18 G, 69 AB, 27 H, 3 HR, 15 RBI, .391 BA

Toshiya Sugiuchi, Softbank Hawks (Sixth Time)
4 G, 3-0, 2 CG, 30.0 IP, 27 K, 5 ER, 1.50 ERA

JA Zennoh Go Go Award (Focus: Wedge Up*)

Takahiro Mahara, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks (Third Time)
Reason: 4 Sv, 1 W, 0 H = 4.5 Points

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*Point system used for the JA Zennoh Go Go Award - Wedge Up:
Saves = 1.0 point, Wins = 0.5 points, Holds = 0.5 points

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

by on Jun.03, 2009 @ 4:06 am, under NPB
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Central League

Nihon Seimei MVP Awards

Michihiro Ogasawara, Yomiuri Giants (Seventh Time)
25 G, 94 AB, 35 H, 7 HR, 26 RBI, .372 BA

Dicky Gonzalez, Yomiuri Giants (First Time)
5 G, 5-0-0, 0 CG, 34.2 IP, 20 K, 6 ER, 1.56 ERA

Kan Ohtake, Hiroshima Carp (First Time)
5 G, 4-0-0, 0 CG, 35.0 IP, 19 K, 2 ER, 0.51 ERA

JA Zennoh Go Go Award (Focus: King of K)

Atsushi Noumi, Hanshin Tigers (Second Time)
Reason: 31 IP, 33 K

Pacific League

Nihon Seimei MVP Awards

Yu Darvish, Nippon Ham Fighters (Fourth Time)
5 G, 4-0-0, 1 CG, 40.0 IP, 38 K, 4 ER, 0.90 ERA

Atsunori Inaba, Nippon Ham Fighters (Third Time)
25 G, 94 AB, 33 H, 3 HR, 24 RBI, .351 BA

JA Zennoh Go Go Award (Focus: King of K)

Yu Darvish, Nippon Ham Fighters (First Time)
Reason: 5 G, 40 IP, 38 K. Darvish also had 2 games of 10+ strike outs.

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

by on May.08, 2009 @ 5:55 am, under NPB
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Central League

Nihon Seimei MVP Awards

Tomoaki Kanemoto, Hanshin Tigers (Fourth Time)
23 G, 33-for-87, 8 HR, 30 RBI, .379 BA

Shun Yamaguchi, Yokohama Bay Stars (First Time)
10 G, 2-0, 5 H, 14.0 IP, 14 K, 1 ER, 0.64 ERA

JA Zennoh Go Go Award (Focus: Base Running)

Kazuki Fukuchi, Yakult Swallows (Second Time)
Reason: 21 G, 7 SB, 15 R

Pacific League

Nihon Seimei MVP Awards

Makoto Kanemoto, Nippon Ham Fighters (First Time)
22 G, 33-for-78, 2 HR, 18 RBI, .423 BA

Masahiro Tanaka, Rakuten Eagles (First Time)
4 G, 4-0, 4 CG, 36.0 IP, 37 K, 2 ER, 0.50 ERA

JA Zennoh Go Go Award (Focus: Base Running)

Kensuke Uchimura, Rakuten Eagles (First Time)
Reason: For scoring all the way from second in a game against the Chiba Lotte Marines on April 22nd on a fairly shallow single to right with Saburo in right.

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