[11/13/2017] Additional 2017 NPB Awards

2017 Commissioner Awards

Special Award

  • Dennis Sarfate (Softbank)
    * for setting a new NPB record with fifty-four saves
  • Takahiro Norimoto (Rakuten)
    * for setting a new NPB record with eight consecutive double-digit strikeout games
  • Hitoki Iwase (Chunichi)
    * for being the first pitcher in NPB history to pitch in 950 games

2017 Pacific League Awards

Manager of the Year

  • Kimiyasu Kudo (Softbank)
    * guided the Hawks to their second Nippon Series championship in three years

Achievement Award

  • Tadahito Iguchi (Lotte)
    * for his contributions over his long career

2017 Central League Awards

Manager of the Year

  • Koichi Ogata (Hiroshima)
    * managed the Carp

Comeback Award

  • Hitoki Iwase (Chunichi)
    * pitched in fifty or more games in fifteen consecutive seasons between 1999 and 2012, then forty-nine games over the next three years, before he appeared in fifty games this year.

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