Baseball: Complete game master Ono wins prestigious Sawamura Award

Chunichi Dragons left-hander Yudai Ono, who threw 10 complete games in an abbreviated, virus-hit season, was named the recipient of the Eiji Sawamura Award on Monday.The award, voted by a panel of former elite pitchers, honors Nippon Professional Baseball’s most impressive starting pitcher, or more specifically, the pitcher who best embodies the spirit of Sawamura, the Yomiuri Giants’ Japanese ace from the early days of the nation’s first pro league.In addition to leading both the Central and Pacific leagues in complete games, 32-year-old Ono also topped both circuits with 148-2/3 innings pitc…

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