Six people won the first prize, and four people won the first prize at the same time for the first time in history.
On the 30th, the Pacific League’s regular season was completed in the Lotte-Nippon-Ham Fighter (ZOZO Marine), and the individual title was confirmed. Orix pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto won the most wins, the best ERA, the most strikes, and the highest win rate of “4 crowns”. League champion Orix accounted for more than half of the 12 divisions, 7 divisions.
Yamamoto pitched in 26 games this season, marking an overwhelming number with 18 wins and 5 losses and an ERA of 1.39. With 206 strikeouts and a winning percentage of .783, he was unrivaled. In the batter category, outfielder Masataka Yoshida won the top batter for the second consecutive year, and won two crowns including the highest base. Including Yutaro Sugimoto, an outfielder who won the home base for the first time, the Orix team became a prominent figure.
The stealing king is a rare event in which four people won the award at the same time for the first time in history. In the match of the day, Lotte / Takashi Ogino outfielder and Nippon-Ham / Haruki Nishikawa outfielder added one each, and Seibu / Sosuke Genda infielder and Lotte / Yashiro Wada outfielder lined up with 24 stolen bases.
The first award was 6 people. By team, only Softbank is “uncrowned”. In 2020, Kodai Senga won three out of twelve divisions, including three pitchers, but the team’s slump was clearly reflected in the results of individual titles.