Yakult infielder Munetaka Murakami (21) inscribed his name in the history of baseball. He won the league’s MVP where at the age of 21, he became the youngest player ever to do in the Pacific league
Murakami became the youngest player in the history of the 100th series this season. He batted .278, 39 homers and 112 RBIs, and became homerun leader of the season for the first time. He led the team to win the league for the first time in 6 years and Japan for the first time in 20 years. On the 14th, he also won his 2nd (first as a third baseman) best nine.