Sapporo Dome announced today that this year’s Sapporo Dome MVP will go to Haruki Nishikawa. He was selected because:
- he received 2,258 of 4,271 online fan votes;
- he used his speed to lead the Pacific League in steals (thirty-nine) and led his teammates with hits this season at Sapporo Dome (sixty-eight);
- he hit a career high nine home runs;
- he is popular among female fans — he finished second in the I’d Like that Player to be My Boyfriend competition.
Source: Sapporo Dome 11/24/2017 (Internet Archive)