• Kyodo News


Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters right-hander Yu Darvish became the second youngest MVP in Japanese baseball history and Yomiuri Giants third baseman Michihiro Ogasawara won his second consecutive MVP award on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old Darvish was named the Pacific League MVP for the 2007 season after going 15-5 with a 1.820 ERA in 26 starts. Legendary Giants right-hander Eiji Sawamura and Nishitetsu Lions right-hander Kazuhisa Inao received the awards in 1937 and 1957, respectively, at the age of 20.

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