Tag Archive: 2017 NPB Awards

[11/29/2017] 2017 Sky Perfect Dramatic Sayonara of the Year Award

The NPB announced that Yokohama’s Toshiro Miyazaki and Seibu’s Takumi Kuriyama were winners of the 2017 Sky Perfect Dramatic Sayonara of the Year Award.

Central League

Toshiro Miyazaki, Yokohama

August 22 vs Hiroshima at Yokohama Stadium. Bottom of the 9th, none on, and no out. Miyazaki recorded a walk-off home run to left-center.

The Bay Stars scored first, but then allowed five unanswered runs to score through the next six innings. Hiroki Minei hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth. The fireworks started early in the ninth: after the lead-off batter reached on a single, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo hit a two-run home run, followed by a solo home run by Jose Lopez to tie the game at five. Miyazaki capped off the explosive ninth with a walk-off home run to left-center. For Miyazaki, it was the first walk-off hit of hi career. The three consecutive home runs to end the game was a first in NPB history.

Pacific League

Takumi Kuriyama, Seibu

August 17 vs Rakuten at MetLife Dome. Bottom of the ninth, runners on first and second, and two out. Kuriyama entered the game as a pinch-hitter and hit a walk-off home run.

Seibu’s Yusei Kikuchi and Rakuten’s Tomohiro Anraku and were locked in a pitcher’s duel. Kikuchi held the Rakuten offense to two hits over nine innings. Anraku tossed seven shutout innings before he was relieved in the eighth. Yuhei Takanashi kept Seibu off the board in the eighth. Frank Herrmann took the mound in the ninth for Rakuten and retired the first two batters he faced. He then put runners on first and second with a double and a hit by a pitch. Kuriyama stepped up to the plate in place of Fumikazu Kimura and hit a walk-off three-run home run. The walk-off homer was the seventh of Kuriyama’s career and the first as a pinch-hitter.

Source: NPB 11/29/2017

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[11/24/2017] Haruki Nishikawa takes home the Sapporo Dome MVP

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)

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2017 NPB Most Valuable Player Award

Central League

Total Votes: 286 / Valid Votes: 286

  Name JPN Name ENG Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total
丸 佳浩 Maru, Yoshihiro Hiroshima 196 46 16 1134
  薮田 和樹 Yabuta, Kazuki Hiroshima 19 75 61 381
  菅野 智之 Sugano, Tomoyuki Yomiuri 40 39 51 368
  鈴木 誠也 Suzuki, Seiya Hiroshima 14 58 37 281
  田中 広輔 Tanaka, Kosuke Hiroshima 8 25 43 158
  宮﨑 敏郎 Miyazaki, Toshiro Yokohama 3 10 13 58
  J.ロペス Lopez, Jose Yokohama 1 10 15 50
  菊池 涼介 Kikuchi, Ryosuke Hiroshima 3 7 7 43
  安部 友裕 Abe, Tomohiro Hiroshima 1 3 1 15
  野村 祐輔 Nomura, Yusuke Hiroshima 1 1 1 9
  鳥谷 敬 Toritani, Takashi Hanshin 0 1 3 6
  筒香 嘉智 Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo Yokohama 0 1 2 5
  今村 猛 Imamura, Takeru Hiroshima 0 1 1 4
  松山 竜平 Matsuyama, Ryuhei Hiroshima 0 1 1 4
  大瀬良 大地 Osera, Daichi Hiroshima 0 0 1 1
  糸井 嘉男 Itoi, Yoshio Hanshin 0 0 1 1
  A.ゲレーロ Guerrero, Alex Chunichi 0 0 1 1
  (白票) Blank   0 8 31 55

Pacific League

Total Votes: 263 / Valid Votes: 258

  Name JPN Name ENG Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total
D.サファテ Sarfate, Dennis Softbank 180 24 11 983
  柳田 悠岐 Yanagita, Yuki Softbank 35 66 48 421
  東浜 巨 Higashihama, Nao Softbank 12 55 46 271
  菊池 雄星 Kikuchi, Yusei Seibu 22 29 45 242
  A.デスパイネ Despaigne, Alfredo Softbank 4 45 39 194
  秋山 翔吾 Akiyama, Shogo Seibu 1 9 16 48
  則本 昂大 Norimoto, Takahiro Rakuten 2 8 11 45
  岩嵜 翔 Iwasaki, Sho Softbank 1 4 10 27
  千賀 滉大 Senga, Kodai Softbank 0 4 3 15
  山岡 泰輔 Yamaoka, Taisuke Orix 1 0 0 5
  松井 裕樹 Matsui, Yuki Rakuten 0 1 0 3
  黒木 優太 Kuroki, Yuta Orix 0 1 0 3
  今宮 健太 Imamiya, Kenta Softbank 0 0 1 1
  浅村 栄斗 Asamura, Hideto Seibu 0 0 1 1
  源田 壮亮 Genda, Sosuke Seibu 0 0 1 1
  山川 穂高 Yamakawa, Hotaka Seibu 0 0 1 1
  C.ペゲーロ Peguero, Carlos Rakuten 0 0 1 1
  近藤 大亮 Kondo, Taisuke Orix 0 0 1 1
  西川 遥輝 Nishikawa, Haruki Nippon Ham 0 0 1 1
  (白票) Blank   0 12 22 58
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2017 NPB Rookie of the Year

Central League

Total Votes: 286 / Valid Votes: 286

  Name JPN Name ENG Tean Votes
京田 陽太 Kyoda, Yota Chunichi 208
  大山 悠輔 Oyama, Yusuke Hanshin 49
  濵口 遥大 Hamaguchi, Haruhiro Yokohama 27
  西川 龍馬 Nishikawa, Ryoma Hiroshima 1
  (該当者なし) None   1

Pacific League

Total Votes: 263 / Valid Votes: 258

  Name JPN Name ENG Tean Votes
源田 壮亮 Genda, Sosuke Seibu 252
  石川 柊太 Ishikawa, Shuta Softbank 2
  山岡 泰輔 Yamaoka, Taisuke Orix 2
  甲斐 拓也 Kai, Takuya Softbank 1
  高梨 雄平 Takanashi, Yuhei Rakuten 1
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2017 NPB Best Nine Awards

Central League

Total Votes: 286 / Valid Votes: 280

  Name JPN Name ENG Team Votes
Pitchers
菅野 智之 Sugano, Tomoyuki Yomiuri 268
  薮田 和樹 Yabuta, Kazuki Hiroshima 7
  野村 祐輔 Nomura, Yusuke Hiroshima 3
  今村 猛 Imamura, Takeru Hiroshima 1
  又吉 克樹 Matayoshi, Katsuki Chunichi 1
Catchers
會澤 翼 Aizawa, Tsubasa Hiroshima 163
  小林 誠司 Kobayashi, Seiji Yomiuri 51
  中村 悠平 Nakamura, Yuhei Yakult 40
  戸柱 恭孝 Tobashira, Yasutaka Yokohama 24
  石原 慶幸 Ishihara, Yoshiyuki Hiroshima 1
  梅野 隆太郎 Umeno, Ryutaro Hanshin 1
First Basemen
J.ロペス Lopez, Jose Yokohama 272
  新井 貴浩 Arai, Takahiro Hiroshima 5
  B.エルドレッド Eldred, Brad Hiroshima 1
  安部 友裕 Abe, Tomohiro Hiroshima 1
  阿部 慎之助 Abe, Shinnosuke Yomiuri 1
Second Basemen
菊池 涼介 Kikuchi, Ryosuke Hiroshima 183
  C.マギー McGehee, Casey Yomiuri 94
  山田 哲人 Yamada, Tetsuto Yakult 2
  上本 博紀 Uemoto, Hiroki Hanshin 1
Third Basemen
宮﨑 敏郎 Miyazaki, Toshiro Yokohama 260
  安部 友裕 Abe, Tomohiro Hiroshima 10
  C.マギー McGehee, Casey Yomiuri 5
  鳥谷 敬 Toritani, Takashi Hanshin 4
  村田 修一 Murata, Shuichi Yomiuri 1
Shortstops
田中 広輔 Tanaka, Kosuke Hiroshima 221
  坂本 勇人 Sakamoto, Hayato Yomiuri 53
  京田 陽太 Kyoda, Yota Chunichi 5
  倉本 寿彦 Kuramoto, Toshihiko Yokohama 1
Outfielders
丸 佳浩 Maru, Yoshihiro Hiroshima 274
鈴木 誠也 Suzuki, Seiya Hiroshima 201
筒香 嘉智 Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo Yokohama 169
  A.ゲレーロ Guerrero, Alex Chunichi 87
  大島 洋平 Oshima, Yohei Chunichi 56
  糸井 嘉男 Itoi, Yoshio Hanshin 22
  福留 孝介 Fukudome, Kosuke Hanshin 18
  松山 竜平 Matsuyama, Ryuhei Hiroshima 7
  桑原 将志 Kuwahara, Masayuki Yokohama 5
  梶谷 隆幸 Kajitani, Takayuki Yokohama 1

Pacific League

Total Votes: 263 / Valid Votes: 258

  Name JPN Name ENG Team Votes
Pitchers
菊池 雄星 Kikuchi, Yusei Seibu 196
  D.サファテ Sarfate, Dennis Softbank 34
  東浜 巨 Higashihama, Nao Softbank 22
  則本 昂大 Norimoto, Takahiro Rakuten 5
  千賀 滉大 Senga, Kodai Softbank 1
Catchers
甲斐 拓也 Kai, Takuya Softbank 102
  炭谷 銀仁朗 Sumitani, Ginjiro Seibu 80
  田村 龍弘 Tamura, Tatsuhiro Lotte 51
  嶋 基宏 Shima, Motohiro Rakuten 23
  髙谷 裕亮 Takaya, Hiroaki Softbank 1
  岡田 雅利 Okada, Masatoshi Seibu 1
First Basemen
銀次 Akaminai, Ginji Rakuten 160
  山川 穂高 Yamakawa, Hotaka Seibu 56
  内川 聖一 Uchikawa, Seiichi Softbank 21
  T-岡田 Okada, Takahiro Orix 13
  中田 翔 Nakata, Sho Nippon Ham 3
  C.マレーロ Marrero, Chris Orix 2
  明石 健志 Akashi, Kenji Softbank 1
  J.アマダー Amador, Japhet Rakuten 1
  中島 宏之 Nakajima, Hiroyuki Orix 1
Second Basemen
浅村 栄斗 Asamura, Hideto Seibu 246
  鈴木 大地 Suzuki, Daichi Lotte 5
  銀次 Akaminai, Ginji Rakuten 4
  藤田 一也 Fujita, Kazuya Rakuten 2
  明石 健志 Akashi, Kenji Softbank 1
Third Basemen
Z.ウィーラー Wheeler, Zelous Rakuten 136
  松田 宣浩 Matsuda, Nobuhiro Softbank 91
  B.レアード Laird, Brandon Nippon Ham 23
  中村 剛也 Nakamura, Takeya Seibu 4
  中島 宏之 Nakajima, Hiroyuki Orix 2
  小谷野 栄一 Koyano, Eiichi Orix 2
Shortstops
今宮 健太 Imamiya, Kenta Softbank 90
  茂木 栄五郎 Mogi, Eigoro Rakuten 87
  源田 壮亮 Genda, Sosuke Seibu 81
Outfielders
柳田 悠岐 Yanagita, Yuki Softbank 255
秋山 翔吾 Akiyama, Shogo Seibu 253
西川 遥輝 Nishikawa, Haruki Nippon Ham 174
  C.ペゲーロ Peguero, Carlos Rakuten 44
  中村 晃 Nakamura, Akira Softbank 16
  T-岡田 Okada, Takahiro Orix 16
  上林 誠知 Uebayashi, Seiji Softbank 4
  島内 宏明 Shimauchi, Hiroaki Rakuten 4
  外崎 修汰 Tonosaki, Shuta Seibu 2
  吉田 正尚 Yoshida, Masataka Orix 2
  大田 泰示 Ota, Taishi Nippon Ham 2
  栗山 巧 Kuriyama, Takumi Seibu 1
  近藤 健介 Kondo, Kensuke Nippon Ham 1
Designated Hitters
A.デスパイネ Despaigne, Alfredo Softbank 248
  大谷 翔平 Otani, Shohei Nippon Ham 9
  E.メヒア Mejia, Ernesto Seibu 1
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[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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[11/13/2017] Additional 2016 NPB Farm Awards

Eastern League

Excellent Player Awards

Name JPN Name ENG Team
宇佐見 真吾 Usami, Shingo Yomiuri
藤平 尚真 Fujihira, Shoma Rakuten
廣岡 大志 Hirooka, Taishi Yakult
成田 翔 Narita, Kakeru Lotte
平井 克典 Hirai, Katsunori Seibu
横尾 俊建 Yokoo, Toshitake Nippon Ham
飯塚 悟史 Iizuka, Satoshi Yokohama

Excellent Umpire Award

Name JPN Name ENG
長川 真也 Nagakawa, Shinya

Sponsor Awards

  Name JPN Name ENG Team
Excellent Pitcher 今村 信貴 Imamura, Nobutaka Yomiuri
Rookie 森山 恵佑 Moriyama, Keisuke Nippon Ham
Skill 島井 寛仁 Shimai, Hirohito Rakuten
Effort 細川 成也 Hosokawa, Seiya Yokohama
Merit 今村 信貴 Imamura, Nobutaka Yomiuri
Big Hope 細川 成也 Hosokawa, Seiya Yokohama

Western League

Excellent Player Awards

Name JPN Name ENG Team
坂倉 将吾 Sakakura, Shogo Hiroshima
阿知羅 拓馬 Achira, Takuma Chunichi
釜元 豪 Kamamoto, Go Sofbank
宗 佑磨 Mune, Yuma Orix
陽川 尚将 Yokawa, Naomasa Hanshin

Excellent Umpire Award

Name JPN Name ENG
今岡 諒平 Imaoka, Ryohei

Sponsor Awards

  Name JPN Name ENG Team
Excellent Pitcher 阿知羅 拓馬 Achira, Takuma Chunichi
Rookie 坂倉 将吾 Sakakura, Shogo Hiroshima
Skill 植田 海 Ueda, Kai Hanshin
Effort 阿知羅 拓馬 Achira, Takuma Chunichi
Merit 阿知羅 拓馬 Achira, Takuma Chunichi
Expectations 坂倉 将吾 Sakakura, Shogo Hiroshima
Big Hope 坂倉 将吾 Sakakura, Shogo Hiroshima

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[11/9/2017] Dennis Sarfate wins 2017 Matsutaro Shoriki Award

The NPB announced today that a selection committee decided to give this year’s Matsutaro Shoriki Award to Dennis Sarfate. He is the first player to win the award since Shinnosuke Abe in 2012, the second foreign person to win the award (the other was Bobby Valentine in 2005 as manager of Lotte), and the first foreign player to ever win the award.

Sarfate hit a number of milestones this season. He racked up his 200th career save in July, became the second player in NPB history to record at least thirty saves in four consecutive seasons in July, became the second player in NPB history to record at least forty saves in three consecutive seasons in August, notched saves in seventeen consecutive appearances between August and September, and broke the NPB’s single-season saves record in September.

Selection Committee: Sadaharu Oh, Shigeru Sugishita, Futoshi Nakanishi, Koji Yamamoto, and Ryusho Kadota.

Source: NPB 11/9/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/9/2017, Sanspo 11/9/2017

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[11/9/2017] 2017 Mitsui Golden Glove Awards

2017 Mitsui Golden Glove Awards

  Central League Pacific League
Valid Votes 259 249

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[11/8/2017] Minoru Iwata wins Golden Spirit Award

Minoru Iwata was named the winner of the 19th Golden Spirit Award.

Iwata was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes while he was in high school. He currently wears an insulin pump during games to control his blood sugar  levels. Wanting to help others with similar conditions, he started donating money to diabetes research in 2009 (100,000 yen for every win he records). He has visited patients and invited them to watch him pitch. He has also spoken up about his condition to help spread awareness.

Selection Committee Members

Yoshiharu Otsuka (Japan Red Cross Society, Vice President), Katsuhiko Kumazaki (NPB Commissioner),  Kazuo Sayama (writer), Shigeo Nagashima (Honorary Manager for the Yomiuri Giants), Shinichi Maruyama (Hochi Shimbun, Representative Director, President), Yuko Mitsuya (Japan Basketball Association, Chairperson)

Source: Sports Hochi 11/8/2017

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