The MVP = Most Valuable Player of this season of professional baseball was announced, and the Pacific League was the softbank that won the number one in Japan for four consecutive years, and Yuki Yanagida, who won the title with the most hits, set a new record for professional baseball. The giant Tomoyuki Sugano, who achieved 13 consecutive victories and won the most wins, was selected from the opening pitcher.
The MVP was decided by a vote of reporters and was announced at the "NPB Hours" awards ceremony for professional baseball held in Tokyo on the 17th.
Yanagita of Softbank, who was selected as the MVP of the Pacific League, is 32 years old in his 10th year.
In addition to winning the title with the most hits for the first time with 146 hits this season, the batting average is 30%, 4 minutes and 2 RBIs in the league second place, and 29 home runs and 86 RBIs are marked for the team's fourth consecutive year in Japan. Contributed to one.
Yanagita is the second award winner in five years.
It is the first time in three years since Sarfate pitcher that MVP has been selected from Softbank.
Giant pitcher Sugano, who was selected as the MVP of the Central League, is 31 years old in his eighth year.
This season, when the form was remodeled, he set a new record for professional baseball with 13 consecutive victories from the opening pitcher.
With a record of 14 wins and 2 losses, he won the title with the most wins and the highest win rate, leading the team to the league title in a row.
Pitcher Sugano is the second award winner in six years.
Also, the MVP from the giant is the second consecutive year since last year's Hayato Sakamoto.
Softbank Yanagita "Thanks to my teammates"
Yuki Yanagita of Softbank, who was selected as the MVP of the Pacific League, said, "I am very pleased to receive such a prestigious award. I think that I would not have won the award if the team did not win, so thanks to my teammates." I told you.
On top of that, "I was conscious of wanting to win this award after I missed the championship in the Otoshi League. After that, I was injured, but I was confident that I received the award again. I want to do my best to win this award again, aiming only for the fifth straight victory. "
Giant Sugano "I was shown to have grown from the previous award"
Giants Tomoyuki Sugano, who was selected as the MVP of the Central League, said, "I would like to thank the medical staff and fans for being able to play the match to the end. Last year, the team won the championship, but I myself. It was a season I didn't have, and I couldn't really rejoice. I'm happy because I wanted to play an active role in winning MVPs and awards next year. It was my second award, but I was able to see my growth from the previous time. I want to make an effort not to be ashamed of the award. "