Matsutaro Shoriki Award

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The Matsutaro Shoriki Award is named in honor of Matsutaro Shoriki (Yomiuri Shimbun Lord), whose achievements earned him the label of the real parent of present age Japanese professional baseball. The prize was founded in 1977.

It is presented to a person (a manager or player) who contributed to the development of professional baseball greatly. A gold medal and the prize of 5 million yen are awarded to the recipient. The prize money is provided by Yomiuri Shimbun and Nihon Television.

Award Recipients[edit]

Year Winner Team
1977 Sadaharu Oh Yomiuri Giants
1978 Tatsuro Hirooka Yakult Swallows
1979 Yukio Nishimoto Kintetsu Buffaloes
1980 Takeshi Koba Hiroshima Toyo Carp
1981 Motoshi Fujita Yomiuri Giants
1982 Tatsuro Hirooka Seibu Lions
1983 Koichi Tabuchi Seibu Lions
1984 Sachio Kinugasa Hiroshima Toyo Carp
1985 Yoshio Yoshida Hanshin Tigers
1986 Masaaki Mori Seibu Lions
1987 Kimiyasu Kudoh Seibu Lions
1988 Hiromitsu Kadota Nankai Hawks
1989 Motoshi Fujita Yomiuri Giants
1990 Masaaki Mori Seibu Lions
1991 Koji Akiyama Seibu Lions
1992 Takehiro Ishii Seibu Lions
1993 Katsuya Nomura Yakult Swallows
1994 Ichiro Suzuki Orix BlueWave
Shigeo Nagashima Yomiuri Giants
1995 Ichiro Suzuki Orix BlueWave
1996 Akira Ohgi Orix BlueWave
1997 Atsuya Furuta Yakult Swallows
1998 Kazuhiro Sasaki Yokohama BayStars
1999 Sadaharu Oh Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
2000 Hideki Matsui Yomiuri Giants
2001 Tsutomu Wakamatsu Yakult Swallows
2002 Tatsunori Hara Yomiuri Giants
2003 Sadaharu Oh Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
Senichi Hoshino Hanshin Tigers
2004 Tsutomu Ito Seibu Lions
2005 Bobby Valentine Chiba Lotte Marines
2006 Sadaharu Oh Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
2007 Hiromitsu Ochiai Chunichi Dragons
2008 Hisanobu Watanabe Saitama Seibu Lions
2009 Tatsunori Hara Yomiuri Giants
2010 Norifumi Nishimura Chiba Lotte Marines
2011 Koji Akiyama Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
2012 Tatsunori Hara Yomiuri Giants
Shinnosuke Abe Yomiuri Giants
2013 Senichi Hoshino Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
2014 Koji Akiyama Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks

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