・Named the Central League Most Valuable Player in '93 and '97.
・Won the C.L. Batting title in '91.
・Hit his 1,500th career base-hit off Koji Uehara of the Yomiuri Giants on 7/11/2001,
becoming the fourth catcher to reach the milestone in the history.
・Has topped other C.L. catchers in caught-stealing percentage 9 times.
・Has won 7 Best-Nine Awards* (91-93,95,97,
99-00) and 8 Golden Glove Awards
(*Best-Nine Awards go to those players
considered to be the best at their positions
・Named the '97 Japan Series MVP.
・Named to the All-Star squad 12 times. 11 times out of them were fan's selections.
・Won the All-Star MVP for Game1 in 1991 when he thrown out three baserunners
attempting to steal, and won another for Game 2 in 1992 hitting for the cycle.
・Named to Japan Baseball's All-Century Team, selected by fans.