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[11/10/2017] at home Hero of the Year

The at home Hero of the Year award went to Yoshiyuki Kamei for his performance against Lotte on June 18.

Source: Yomiuri announcement

Winners from the season:

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[10/13/2017] at home Hero Award for September

The at home Hero Award for September was given to Takayuki Terauchi for a walk-off home run against the Chunichi Dragons on September 5. The Giants won the game 11-8.

The Giants scored three in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at eight. The game remained tied until the bottom of the 11th. With runners on second and third and one out, Terauchi swung at a 1-2 pitch and drilled it over the fence in left for a walk-off three-run home run. The home run was Terauchi’s first in four years and the first walk-off home run of his career.

Source: at home announcement, box score

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[9/15/2017] at home Hero Award for August

The at home Hero Award for August was given to Shingo Usami for a game-tying home run against the Hanshin Tigers on August 25. The Giants won the game 6-3.

The Giants were down two runs heading into the bottom of the fifth. With a runner on first and no out, Usami hit an inside shuto from Koyo Aoyagi over the wall for a game-tying two-run home run. The Giants went on to score three more runs in the inning and ended up winning the game 6-3. Usami also recorded a big walk-off two-run home run during the tenth inning a game against the Yokohama Bay Stars on August 18.

Source: at home announcement, box score

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[8/14/2017] at home Hero Award for July

The at home Hero Award for July was given to Hisayoshi Chono for his decisive home run against the Yakult Swallows on July 10. The Giants won the game 3-2.

The Giants scored two runs in the sixth the tie the game at two. With two out in the seventh, Chono deposited a slider over the fence in left that gave the Giants a 3-2 lead that would stick until the end.

Source: at home announcement, box score

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[7/13/2017] at home Hero Award for June

The at home Hero Award for June was given to Yoshiyuki Kamei for his walk-off home run game against Lotte on June 18. The Giants won the game 7-5.

The Giants trailed the Marines 5-3 at the start of the bottom of the twelfth. Hayato Sakamoto recorded an RBI double and Casey McGehee was intentionally walked. With runners on first and second, Kamei drilled a walk-off home run to right. It was the sixth walk-off home run of his career.

Source: at home announcement, box score

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[6/15/2017] at home Hero Award for May

The at home Hero Award for May was given to Hayato Sakamoto for his two-homer game against Hanshin on May 10. The Giants won the game 9-7. Sakamoto recorded his first home run in the third inning with runners on first and second, one out, and the score tied at two. His second blast came in his next at bat as the lead-off hitter in the fifth inning. It marked the third time he hit home runs in consecutive trips to the plate in his career, first since April 27, 2016. Sakamoto went on to record a single to left in the sixth and finished the night 3-for-4 with four RBI.

Source: at home announcement, box score

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[5/15/2017] at home Hero Award for March/April

The at home Hero Award for March/April was given to Shinnosuke Abe for the three-run walk-off home run he blasted in the bottom of the ninth against the Chunichi Dragons on April 1. The Giants won the game 4-2. It was the seventh walk-off home run of Abe’s career, good for a second place tie on the franchise all-time list.

Source: at home announcement, box score

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[11/22/2016] at home Hero of the Year

The at home Hero of the Year award went to Hayato Sakamoto for his performance this year, both as player (he won the at home Hero of the Month awards in May and July and led the league in batting average) and as captain.

Source: Yomiuri announcement

Winners from the season:

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[10/7/2016] at home Hero Award for September

The at home Hero Award for September was given to Shuichi Murata for his game against the Yakult Swallows at Tokyo Dome on September 16. He lowered his gip and help him with his timing. One of his goals this season was to bat .300, but he still feels the home run is what excites fans the most. With runners on second and third and one out in the first inning, he blasted his first home run in five games and his twentieth of the season. He also recorded an RBI single to left with runners on first and second and no out in the fifth inning.

Source: at home announcement, box score

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[9/13/2016] at home Hero Award for August

The at home Hero Award for August was given to Kazuto Taguchi for his game against the Yokohama Bay Stars at Tokyo Dome on August 10. He wriggled out of a runners on first and second and one out jam in the first inning by getting Yoshitomo Tsutsugo to hit into an inning ending double play. He had a no-hitter until he gave up a two-out double to Toshiro Miyazaki in the sixth inning. He left the game after giving up a sixteen-pitch walk to Masayuki Kuwahara in the eighth inning. The Giants went on to win the game, 5-2. Taguchi picked up his eighth victory of the year.

Source: at home announcement, box score

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