Manager Shingo Takatsu of Yakult, who has won the Central League twice in a row, and Munetaka Murakami, who won the triple crown, reported to the team's owner Takashige Negishi about this season's battle.
Yakult won the league title in a row under Takatsu, who was in his third year as manager, but lost to Orix in the Japan Series and failed to become Japan's number one for the second year in a row.
On the 30th, Director Takatsu visited Yakult's headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo with Murakami, who was the youngest player in history and won the triple crown, and reported the battle of this season to Negishi owner.
After this, Coach Takatsu and Murakami were greeted with applause from many employees in the lobby and presented with a bouquet of flowers.
Manager Takatsu expressed his hopes for the next season, saying, "Although we weren't number one in Japan, we had a great season. From now on, we will strive to win the league title for the third time in a row."
Murakami, who responded to the interview with the press, said, "The owner told me that he did a good job. It would be nice to meet the expectations next year and finally report to the owner, but first I want to do my best to aim for the third consecutive victory. I was talking.