Professional baseball and the Pacific League have finished all regular season schedules.
Orix won the championship for the second year in a row, and Seibu went on to the Climax Series in 3rd.
In Seibu’s ninth year, Hodaka Yamakawa hit 41 home runs and won the home run king for the third time in three years.
Yamakawa scored 90 RBI and became the RBI king for the first time.
Yamakawa said through the team, “I’m happier than the last two awards. I’ve been struggling for the past two years, and I’m very happy to be able to take the title at the end even though I’m suffering . I’m particular about , and I’ve worked hard to get it. I’ll do my best to continue this year’s results next year and beyond.”
Regarding his first RBI king, he said, “I couldn’t win the title when I gave 120 RBI three years ago, but it’s strange that I got it with 90 RBI this year. This is my first RBI king. It’s a reward for I’ve always wanted to, so I’m very happy. My goal is to hit more than 100 RBI every year.”
Also, in the pitcher category, the best middle pitcher was Seibu’s second-year pitcher Yoshinobu Minakami, and fifth-year pitcher Kaiba Taira, both of whom scored 35 catches and won for the first time.
Taira said, “At the end, I was forced to win the title. Thank you. I’m honestly happy with the title. I’m happy that I got it together with Mr. Mizukami. I think Mr. . Mizukami was the only one who won the prize without being able to win. I am grateful for Mr. Mizukami’s kindness.”
Mizukami said, “I would like to thank the manager and coaches for giving me the opportunity to play in such an important position. I am proud. If there is an award ceremony away, can I go with Taira?”