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[12/27/2013] Japan Pro Sports Awards 2013

by on Dec.27, 2013 @ 6:24 pm, under NPB
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The 2013 Japan Pro Sports Awards Grand Award went to Rakuten's Masahiro Tanaka this year.

Other Japan Pro Sports Awards that were issued to baseball players or teams:

  • Outstanding Performance Award - Rakuten Eagles
  • Top Rookie of the Year Award - Yasuhiro Ogawa (Yakult)
  • Service Award - Masahiro Tanaka (Rakuten)

Source: official announcement

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[12/12/2013] Masahiro Tanaka, Shinnsouke Abe to receive 2013 Hochi Pro Sports Award

by on Dec.13, 2013 @ 2:15 am, under NPB
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The winners of the 2013 Hochi Pro Sports Award were released on Thursday.  Masahiro Tanaka (first time) and Shinnosuke Abe (third time) were selected for the baseball division.  Takahiro Norimoto was selected for the Fresh Award.  An awards ceremony will take place in Tokyo on the 26th.

Source: 2013 Hochi Pro Sports Award

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[12/8/2013] JPBPA Player’s Choice: 2013 MVP and Best Nine

by on Dec.08, 2013 @ 9:43 pm, under NPB
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  Central League Pacific League
  Player JPN Player ENG Team Votes Player JPN Player ENG Team Votes
MVP W.バレンティン Balentien, Wladimir YAK 121 田中 将大 Tanaka, Masahiro RAK 211
SP 前田 健太 Maeda, Kenta HIR 104 田中 将大 Tanaka, Masahiro RAK 259
RP 山口 鉄也 Yamaguchi, Tetsuya YOM 177 佐藤 達也 Sato, Tatsuya ORI 130
CL 西村 健太朗 Nishimura, Kentaro YOM 168 益田 直也 Masuda, Naoya LOT 141
C 阿部 慎之助 Abe, Shinnosuke YOM 220 嶋 基宏 Shima, Motohiro RAK 183
1B T.ブランコ Blanco, Tony YOK 191 浅村 栄斗 Asamura, Hideto SEI 116
2B 菊池 涼介 Kikuchi, Ryosuke HIR 125 藤田 一也 Fujita, Kazuya RAK 178
3B 村田 修一 Murata, Shuichi YOM 214 C.マギー McGehee, Casey RAK 98
SS 鳥谷 敬 Toritani, Takashi HAN 131 松井 稼頭央 Matsui, Kazuo RAK 113
LF M.マートン Murton, Matt HAN 109 中田 翔 Nakata, Sho HAM 112
CF 長野 久義 Chono, Hisayoshi YOM 107 長谷川 勇也 Hasegawa, Yuya SOF 107
RF W.バレンティン Balentien, Wladimir YAK 111 糸井 嘉男 Itoi, Yoshio ORI 196
DH         A.ジョーンズ Jones, Andruw RAK 128

Source: official announcement

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[11/26/2013] 2013 NPB Awards

by on Nov.26, 2013 @ 10:49 pm, under NPB
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Central League

Awards

Most Valuable Player W.バレンティン Balentien, Wladimir YAK 1
Rookie of the Year 小川 泰弘 Ogawa, Yasuhiro YAK -
Best Nine P 前田 健太 Maeda, Kenta HIR 2
Best Nine C 阿部 慎之助 Abe, Shinnosuke YOM 8
Best Nine 1B T.ブランコ Blanco, Tony YOK 3
Best Nine 2B 西岡 剛 Nishioka, Tsuyoshi HAN 1
Best Nine 3B 村田 修一 Murata, Shuichi YOM 3
Best Nine SS 鳥谷 敬 Toritani, Takashi HAN 4
Best Nine OF W.バレンティン Balentien, Wladimir YAK 2
Best Nine OF M.マートン Murton, Matt HAN 3
Best Nine OF 長野 久義 Chono, Hisayoshi YOM 3

Title Winners

Best Winning Percentage Ogawa, Yasuhiro YAK .800 1
Top Earned Run Average Maeda, Kenta HIR 2.10 3
Most Wins Ogawa, Yasuhiro YAK 16 1
Most Strikeouts Messenger, Randy HAN 183 1
Most Saves Nishimura, Kentaro YOM 42 1
Best Reliever (Hold Points)  Yamaguchi, Tetsuya YOM 42 3
Mathieson, Scott YOM 42 1
Best Batting Average Blanco, Tony YOK .333 1
Most Home Runs Balentien, Wladimir YAK 60 3
Most Runs Batted In Blanco, Tony YOK 136 2
Most Stolen Bases Maru, Yoshihiro HIR 29 1
Best On Base Percentage Balentien, Wladimir YAK .455 1
Most Hits Murton, Matt HAN 178 3

Special Awards

Best Manager Award Hara, Tatsunori YOM
Speed-Up Award Abe, Shinnosuke YOM
Special Services Award  Maeda, Tomonori HIR
Miyamoto, Shinya YAK
Special Award* Hirose, Jun HIR
Special Rookie Award Sugano, Tomoyuki YOM 
Fujinami, Shintaro HAN
Comeback Award None  

* set new NPB record by reaching base in fifteen consecutive trips to the plate

Pacific League

Awards

Most Valuable Player 田中 将大 Tanaka, Masahiro RAK 1
Rookie of the Year 則本 昂大 Norimoto, Takahiro RAK -
Best Nine P 田中 将大 Tanaka, Masahiro RAK 2
Best Nine C 嶋 基宏 Shima, Motohiro RAK 2
Best Nine 1B 浅村 栄斗 Asamura, Hideto SEI 1
Best Nine 2B 藤田 一也 Fujita, Kazuya RAK 1
Best Nine 3B C.マギー McGehee, Casey RAK 1
Best Nine SS 鈴木 大地 Suzuki, Daichi LOT 1
Best Nine OF 長谷川 勇也 Hasegawa, Yuya SOF 1
Best Nine OF 内川 聖一 Uchikawa, Seiichi SOF 3
Best Nine OF 中田 翔 Nakata, Sho HAM 1
Best DH M.アブレイユ Abreu, Michel HAM 1

Title Winners

Top Earned Run Average Tanaka, Masahiro RAK 1.27 2
Best Winning Percentage Tanaka, Masahiro RAK 1.000 2
Most Wins Tanaka, Masahiro RAK 24 2
Most Saves Masuda, Naoya LOT 33 1
Best Reliever (Hold Points)  Sato, Tatsuya ORI 42 1
Most Strikeouts Kaneko, Chihiro ORI 200 1
Best Batting Average Hasegawa, Yuya SOF .341 1
Most Hits Hasegawa, Yuya SOF 198 1
Most Home Runs Abreu, Michel HAM 31 1
Most Runs Batted In Asamura, Hideto SEI 110 1
Best On Base Percentage German, Esteban SEI .418 1
Most Stolen Bases Yoh, Dai-Kang HAM 47 1

Special Awards

Best Manager Award Hoshino, Senichi RAK
Speed-Up Award Kuriyama, Takumi SEI

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NPB Awards

Special Commissioner Award 田中 将大 Tanaka, Masahiro RAK
Special Commissioner Award W.バレンティン Balentien, Wladimir YAK
Valuable Umpire Award 眞鍋 勝已 Manabe, Katsumi NPB

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[11/26/2013] 2013 Ni-gun Awards

by on Nov.26, 2013 @ 10:25 pm, under NPB
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The Eastern and Western League Awards Ceremony took place in Tokyo today.

The following players were recognized for their achievements this past season.

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Eastern League

Titles

Title Player JPN Player ENG Team Stat Times
ERA 上園 啓史 Uezono, Keiji RAK 2.54 1
Wins 藤原 良平 Fujiwara, Ryohei SEI 11 1
Saves 松井 光介 Matsui, Kosuke YAK 18 1
WPCT 今村 信貴 Imamura, Nobutaka YOM .769 1
Batting Avg 荒木 貴裕 Araki, Takahiro YAK .337 1
Home Runs 中川 大志 Nakagawa, Taishi RAK 15 1
RBI 中川 大志 Nakagawa, Taishi RAK 71 2
Stolen Bases 加藤 翔平 Kato, Shohei LOT 32 1
OBP 荒木 貴裕 Araki, Takahiro YAK .410 1

Awards

Award Player JPN Player ENG Team
Valuable Player 西田 明央 Nishida, Akihisa YAK
Valuable Player 西野 勇士 Nishino, Yuji LOT
Valuable Player 今村 信貴 Imamura, Nobutaka YOM
Valuable Player 小林 寛 Kobayashi, Hiroshi YOK
Valuable Player 宮川 将 Miyagawa, Sho RAK
Valuable Player 岡本 洋介 Okamoto, Yosuke SEI
Valuable Player 河野 秀数 Kawano, Hidekazu HAM
Special Award* 古谷 拓哉 Furuya, Takuya LOT
Valuable Umpire 山口 義治 Yamaguchi, Yoshiharu NPB

* tossed a no-hitter against Yokohama on May 30.

Western League

Titles

Title Player JPN Player ENG Team Stat Times
ERA 白仁田 寛和 Shiranita, Hirokazu HAN 2.17 1
Wins 山中 浩史 Yamanaka, Hirofumi SOF 10 1
Save 玉置 隆 Tamaki, Yutaka HAN 17 1
WPCT 白仁田 寛和 Shiranita, Hirokazu HAN .714 1
Batting Avg 中西 健太 Nakanishi, Kenta SOF .323 1
Home Runs 森田 一成 Morita, Issei HAN 16 1
RBI 森田 一成 Morita, Issei HAN 69 1
Stolen Bases 牧原 大成 Makihara, Taisei SOF 19 1
OBP 中西 健太 Nakanishi, Kenta SOF .417 1

Awards

Award Player JPN Player ENG Team
Valuable Player 山中 浩史 Yamanaka, Hirofumi SOF
Valuable Player 鈴木 誠也 Suzuki, Seiya HIR
Valuable Player 白仁田 寛和 Shiranita, Hirokazu HAN
Valuable Player 武田 健吾 Takeda, Kengo ORI
Valuable Player 井藤 真吾 Ito, Shingo CHU
Valuable Umpire 芦原 英智 Ashihara, Hidetomo NPB

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Other Awards

  • Ryohei Fujiwara (SEI) and Hirofumi Yamanaka (SOF) were given Sanspo's Best Farm Pitcher Award. [Sanspo 11/27/2013]
  • Shohei Kato (LOT) and Taisei Makihara (SOF) were presented with Sponichi's Farm Rookie of the Year Award.  [Sponichi 11/27/2013]

[11/26/2013] 2013 MVP Award: Wladimir Balentien (YAK), Masahiro Tanaka (RAK)

by on Nov.26, 2013 @ 10:06 pm, under NPB
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The 2013 MVP Award winners were announced tonight.

Wladimir Balentien

AVG G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HP SO GDP SLG OBP
.330 130 547 439 94 145 17 0 60 342 131 0 0 0 4 103 9 1 105 14 .779 .455

Masahiro Tanaka

ERA G W L SV HLD CG SHO PCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HB SO WP BK R ER
1.27 28 24 0 1 0 8 2 1.000 822 212.0 168 6 32 0 3 183 9 0 35 30

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[11/25/2013] Rookie of the Year: Yasuhiro Ogawa (YAK), Takahiro Norimoto (RAK)

by on Nov.25, 2013 @ 5:24 pm, under NPB
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The Central and Pacific Leagues announced the winners of the 2013 Rookie of the Year Awards.

Yasuhiro Ogawa

ERA G W L SV HLD CG SHO PCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HB SO WP BK R ER
2.93 26 16 4 0 0 4 3 .800 722 178.0 155 9 45 1 2 135 2 0 63 58

Takahiro Norimoto

ERA G W L SV HLD CG SHO PCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HB SO WP BK R ER
3.34 27 15 8 0 0 3 0 .652 695 170.0 142 14 51 1 6 134 4 0 65 63

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The Central League also decided to give special Rookie of the Year considerations to Tomoyuki Sugano and Shintaro Fujinami.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/25/2013

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[11/22/2013] Dai-Kang Yoh wins 2013 Sapporo Dome MVP

by on Nov.23, 2013 @ 2:00 am, under NPB
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Sapporo Dome announced on Friday that Dai-Kang Yoh was selected the 2013 Sapporo Dome MVP.

Reasons for his selection:

  • obtained the most votes by fans (706 of 1,512 votes)
  • he was the only player on the team that played a full 144-game season and led the team in hits (162, 54 at the Dome) and stolen bases (47, 13 at the Dome)
  • was dependable on defense and made many nice plays
  • did a lot to entertain the fans

Source: official announcement

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[11/21/2013] 2013 Best Nine, with voting totals

by on Nov.21, 2013 @ 6:19 pm, under NPB
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Best Nine

Central League

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Team Times
P 前田 健太 Maeda, Kenta Hiroshima 2
C 阿部 慎之助 Abe, Shinnosuke Yomiuri 8
1B T.ブランコ Blanco, Tony Yokohama 3
2B 西岡 剛 Nishioka, Tsuyoshi Hanshin 1*
3B 村田 修一 Murata Shuichi Yomiuri 3
SS 鳥谷 敬 Toritani, Takashi Hanshin 4
OF W.バレンティン Balentien, Wladimir Yakult 2
OF M.マートン Murton, Matt Hanshin 3
OF 長野 久義 Chono, Hisayoshi Yomiuri 3

* won the award at short three times in the Pacific League.

Pacific League

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Team Times
P 田中 将大 Tanaka, Masahiro Rakuten 2
C 嶋 基宏 Shima, Motohiro Rakuten 2
1B 浅村 栄斗 Asamura, Hideto Seibu 1
2B 藤田 一也 Fujita, Kazuya Rakuten 1
3B C.マギー McGehee, Casey Rakuten 1
SS 鈴木 大地 Suzuki, Daichi Lotte 1
OF 長谷川 勇也 Hasegawa, Yuya Softbank 1
OF 内川 聖一 Uchikawa, Seiichi Softbank 3+
OF 中田 翔 Nakata, Sho Nippon Ham 1
DH M.アブレイユ Abreu, Michel Nippon Ham 1

+ won the award once at first and once in the outfield in the Central League.

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[11/11/2013] 37th Shoriki Matsutaro Award: Senichi Hoshino

by on Nov.11, 2013 @ 7:54 pm, under NPB
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The Shoriki Matsutaro Award selection committee met in Tokyo today and named Rakuten Eagle manager Senichi Hoshino as their recipient this year.  Masahiro Tanaka was chosen to receive a Special Honor Award for his undefeated 24-0 season.  Tanaka is the second player in the award's history to receive special considerations, first since Ichiro in 2004.

Yakult Swallow Wladimir Balentien was also up for consideration, but the committee ultimately decided to give the main award to Hoshino with the special honor going to Tanaka.

The selection committee is made up of four people: former players Sadaharu Oh, Shigeru Sugishita, Futoshi Nakanishi, and baseball journalist Masao Taguchi.

Source: Daily Sports 11/11/2013, ZakZak 11/11/2013

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