Wednesday, 18th November 2009
Ramirez crowned MVP of Japan's Central League
Baseballer Alex Ramirez has been named as the most valuable player (MVP) in the Japan Central League, after successfully helping the Yomirui Giants to claim their first Japan Series championship this season, their first for seven years.
This season, the outfielder has hit 31 homers and made 103 runs in 144 games.
Ramirez has been playing in Japan for nine seasons and previously played in the US, for the Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates.
He hails from Caracas, Venezuela and has also played for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
According to Baseball Reference, Ramirez, who both throws and hits with his right hand, stands at five foot 11 and weighs 200 lbs.
At the same time that Ramirez was deemed to be the most valuable player in the Japanese league, pitcher Yu Darvish also scooped the same accolade for the Pacific League.
Mr Darvish was also the Japanese League MVP back in 2007.
Written by Kimberley Homer.