Nippon Professional Baseball Rookie of the Year Award

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The Nippon Professional Baseball Rookie of the Year Award is given to one player in each league of Central League and Pacific League.

Winners[edit]

Central League[edit]

Year Player Team Position
1950 Oshima, NobuoNobuo Oshima Shochiku Robins P
1951 Matsuda, KiyoshiKiyoshi Matsuda Yomiuri Giants P
1952 Sato, TakaoTakao Sato Kokutetsu Swallows SS
1953 Gondo, MasatoshiMasatoshi Gondo Taiyō-Shochiku Robins P
1954 Hirooka, TatsuroTatsuro Hirooka Yomiuri Giants SS
1955 Nishimura, KazunoriKazunori Nishimura Ōsaka Tigers P
1956 Akiyama, NoboruNoboru Akiyama Taiyō Whales P
1957 Fujita, MotoshiMotoshi Fujita Yomiuri Giants P
1958 Nagashima, ShigeoShigeo Nagashima Yomiuri Giants 3B
1959 Kuwata, TakeshiTakeshi Kuwata Taiyō Whales 3B
1960 Horimoto, RitsuoRitsuo Horimoto Yomiuri Giants P
1961 Gondo, HiroshiHiroshi Gondo Chunichi Dragons P
1962 Jōnouchi, KunioKunio Jōnouchi Yomiuri Giants P
1963 Z
Not awarded
Z Z
1964 Takahashi, ShigeyukiShigeyuki Takahashi Taiyō Whales P
1965 Z
Not awarded
Z Z
1966 Horiuchi, TsuneoTsuneo Horiuchi Yomiuri Giants P
1967 Takegami, ShiroShiro Takegami Sankei Atoms 2B
1968 Takada, ShigeruShigeru Takada Yomiuri Giants OF
1969 Tabuchi, KōichiKōichi Tabuchi Hanshin Tigers C
1970 Yazawa, KenichiKenichi Yazawa Chunichi Dragons OF
1971 Sekimoto, ShitoshiShitoshi Sekimoto Yomiuri Giants P
1972 Yasuda, TakeshiTakeshi Yasuda Yakult Atoms P
1973 Z
Not awarded
Z Z
1974 Fujinami, YukioYukio Fujinami Chunichi Dragons OF
1975 Z
Not awarded
Z Z
1976 Tao, YasushiYasushi Tao Chunichi Dragons OF
1977 Saito, AkioAkio Saito Taiyō Whales P
1978 Sumi, MitsuoMitsuo Sumi Yomiuri Giants P
1979 Fujisawa, KimiyaKimiya Fujisawa Chunichi Dragons P
1980 Okada, AkinobuAkinobu Okada Hanshin Tigers IF
1981 Hara, TatsunoriTatsunori Hara Yomiuri Giants IF
1982 Tsuda, TsunemiTsunemi Tsuda Hiroshima Toyo Carp P
1983 Makihara, HiromiHiromi Makihara Yomiuri Giants P
1984 Kobayakawa, TakehikoTakehiko Kobayakawa Hiroshima Toyo Carp IF
1985 Kawabata, JyunJyun Kawabata Hiroshima Toyo Carp P
1986 Nagatomi, HiroshiHiroshi Nagatomi Hiroshima Toyo Carp P
1987 Arai, YukioYukio Arai Yakult Swallows OF
1988 Tatsunami, KazuyoshiKazuyoshi Tatsunami Chunichi Dragons SS
1989 Tomashino, KenjiKenji Tomashino Yakult Swallows 2B
1990 Yoda, TsuyoshiTsuyoshi Yoda Chunichi Dragons P
1991 Morita, KoichKoich Morita Chunichi Dragons P
1992 Kuji, TeruyoshiTeruyoshi Kuji Hanshin Tigers SS
1993 Ito, TomohitoTomohito Ito Yakult Swallows P
1994 Yabu, KeiichiKeiichi Yabu Hanshin Tigers P
1995 Yamauchi, YasuyukiYasuyuki Yamauchi Hiroshima Toyo Carp P
1996 Nishi, ToshihisaToshihisa Nishi Yomiuri Giants 3B
1997 Sawazaki, ToshikazuToshikazu Sawazaki Hiroshima Toyo Carp P
1998 Kawakami, KenshinKenshin Kawakami Chunichi Dragons P
1999 Uehara, KojiKoji Uehara Yomiuri Giants P
2000 Kinjoh, TatsuhikoTatsuhiko Kinjoh Yokohama BayStars 3B
2001 Akahoshi, NorihiroNorihiro Akahoshi Hanshin Tigers OF
2002 Ishikawa, MasanoriMasanori Ishikawa Yakult Swallows P
2003 Kisanuki, HiroshiHiroshi Kisanuki Yomiuri Giants P
2004 Kawashima, RyoRyo Kawashima Yakult Swallows P
2005 Aoki, NorichikaNorichika Aoki Yakult Swallows OF
2006 Soyogi, EishinEishin Soyogi Hiroshima Toyo Carp IF
2007 Uezono, KeijiKeiji Uezono Hanshin Tigers P
2008 Yamaguchi, TetsuyaTetsuya Yamaguchi Yomiuri Giants P
2009 Matsumoto, TetsuyaTetsuya Matsumoto Yomiuri Giants OF
2010 Chono, HisayoshiHisayoshi Chono Yomiuri Giants OF
2011 Sawamura, HirokazuHirokazu Sawamura Yomiuri Giants P
2012 Nomura, YusukeYusuke Nomura Hiroshima Toyo Carp P
2013 Ogawa, YasuhiroYasuhiro Ogawa Tokyo Yakult Swallows P
2014 Ohsera, DaichiDaichi Ohsera Hiroshima Toyo Carp P

Pacific League[edit]

Year Player Team Position
1950 Aramaki, AtsushiAtsushi Aramaki Mainichi Orions P
1951 Kageyama, KazuoKazuo Kageyama Nankai Hawks 3B
1952 Nakanishi, FutoshiFutoshi Nakanishi Nishitetsu Lions 3B
1953 Toyoda, YasumitsuYasumitsu Toyoda Nishitetsu Lions SS
1954 Takuwa, MotojiMotoji Takuwa Nankai Hawks P
1955 Enomoto, KihachiKihachi Enomoto Mainichi Orions 1B
1956 Inao, KazuhisaKazuhisa Inao Nishitetsu Lions P
1957 Kimura, TamotsuTamotsu Kimura Nankai Hawks P
1958 Sugiura, TadashiTadashi Sugiura Nankai Hawks P
1959 Harimoto, IsaoIsao Harimoto Toei Flyers OF
1960 Z
Not awarded
Z Z
1961 Tokuhisa, ToshiakiToshiaki Tokuhisa Kintetsu Buffalo P
1962 Ozaki, YukioYukio Ozaki Toei Flyers P
1963 Z
Not awarded
Z Z
1964 Z
Not awarded
Z Z
1965 Ikenaga, MasaakiMasaaki Ikenaga Nishitetsu Lions P
1966 Z
Not awarded
Z Z
1967 Takahashi, YoshimasaYoshimasa Takahashi Toei Flyers P
1968 Z
Not awarded
Z Z
1969 Arito, MichiyoMichiyo Arito Lotte Orions 3B
1970 Sato, MichioMichio Sato Nankai Hawks P
1971 Minagawa, YasuoYasuo Minagawa Toei Flyers P
1972 Kato, HajimeHajime Kato Nishitetsu Lions P
1973 Niimi, SatoshiSatoshi Niimi Nittaku Home Flyers P
1974 Mitsui, MasaharuMasaharu Mitsui Lotte Orions P
1975 Yamaguchi, TakashiTakashi Yamaguchi Hankyu Braves P
1976 Fujita, ManabuManabu Fujita Nankai Hawks P
1977 Sato, YoshinoriYoshinori Sato Hankyu Braves P
1978 Murakami, YukihiroYukihiro Murakami Nankai Hawks P
1979 Matsunuma, HirohisaHirohisa Matsunuma Seibu Lions P
1980 Kida, IsamuIsamu Kida Nippon-Ham Fighters P
1981 Ishige, HiromichiHiromichi Ishige Seibu Lions SS
1982 Oishi, DaijiroDaijiro Oishi Kintetsu Buffaloes 2B
1983 Futamura, TadamiTadami Futamura Nippon-Ham Fighters OF
1984 Fujita, HiromasaHiromasa Fujita Hankyu Braves C
1985 Kumano, TerumitsuTerumitsu Kumano Hankyu Braves OF
1986 Kiyohara, KazuhiroKazuhiro Kiyohara Seibu Lions 1B
1987 Awano, HideyukiHideyuki Awano Kintetsu Buffaloes P
1988 Moriyama, RyoujiRyouji Moriyama Seibu Lions P
1989 Sakai, TsutomuTsutomu Sakai Orix Braves P
1990 Nomo, HideoHideo Nomo Kintetsu Buffaloes P
1991 Hasegawa, ShigetoshiShigetoshi Hasegawa Orix BlueWave P
1992 Takamura, HiroshiHiroshi Takamura Kintetsu Buffaloes P
1993 Sugiyama, KentoKento Sugiyama Seibu Lions P
1994 Watanabe, HidekazuHidekazu Watanabe Fukuoka Daiei Hawks P
1995 Hirai, MasafumiMasafumi Hirai Orix BlueWave P
1996 Kaneko, MakotoMakoto Kaneko Nippon-Ham Fighters 2B
1997 Kosaka, MakotoMakoto Kosaka Chiba Lotte Marines 2B
1998 Ozeki, TatsuyaTatsuya Ozeki Seibu Lions OF
1999 Matsuzaka, DaisukeDaisuke Matsuzaka Seibu Lions P
2000 Z
Not awarded
Z Z
2001 Okubo, MasanobuMasanobu Okubo Orix BlueWave P
2002 Shoda, ItsukiItsuki Shoda Nippon-Ham Fighters P
2003 Wada, TsuyoshiTsuyoshi Wada Fukuoka Daiei Hawks P
2004 Mise, KojiKoji Mise Fukuoka Daiei Hawks P
2005 Kubo, YasutomoYasutomo Kubo Chiba Lotte Marines P
2006 Yagi, TomoyaTomoya Yagi Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters P
2007 Tanaka, MasahiroMasahiro Tanaka Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles P
2008 Komatsu, SatoshiSatoshi Komatsu Orix Buffaloes P
2009 Settsu, TadashiTadashi Settsu Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks P
2010 Sakakibara, RyoRyo Sakakibara Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters P
2011 Makita, KazuhisaKazuhisa Makita Saitama Seibu Lions P
2012 Masuda, NaoyaNaoya Masuda Chiba Lotte Marines P
2013 Norimoto, TakahiroTakahiro Norimoto Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles P
2014 Ishikawa, AyumuAyumu Ishikawa Chiba Lotte Marines P

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