・Led the Central League with 44 homers in his first year in Japan (1999).
・Won Best-Nine Awards* in '99 and 2000 and Golden Glove Award in 2000.
(*Best-Nine Awards go to those players
considered to be the best at their positions by vote of
・Played in All-Star Games each of first 3 years in Japan ('99 thru 2001).
・Won the All-Star MVP for game 1 in 2000 and game 2 in 2001.
・Set an All-Star record with 6 straight base-hits when he homered in game 3 of 2001 ASG.
<In the States>
・Named the International League (AAA) Player of the Year in '97 and '98.