Among the Japanese, Ichiro, who hit 262 hits in 2004, won the award in 2005.
Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani received the “Commissioner’s Special Award” from the Major League Baseball on the 26th (27th Japan time). He attended a meeting before the World Series, which kicks off in Houston, Texas, on the 27th, and received an award-winning trophy from MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.
The award is given to teams and individuals who have made historic achievements. The awards began in 1998, with a total of 15 past award winners and organizations. Among the Japanese, Ichiro (then Mariners), who hit 262 hits, which set a new record for the season in 2004, won the award in 2005. Overall, it’s been seven years since Derek Jeter (Yankees) and Vin Scully (Dodgers exclusive live announcer) in 2014.
Otani appeared at the press conference with the Commissioner of Baseball in a dark blue suit. “Thank you for joining us today. I am very honored to receive such a special award, and all the fans, MLB organization, and Angels officials who supported me this season. Thank you to everyone. Thank you, “he said with a smile.
(Full-Count editorial department)