Darvish receives honor for historic 2020 achievement originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Cubs starter Yu Darvish put together a masterful 2020 season, sporting a 2.01 ERA in 12 starts. His eight wins tied for first in baseball with Cleveland's Shane Bieber.
Darvish is the first Japanese pitcher in MLB history to finish first in wins and the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago honored him for the achievement.
Thursday, Darvish met with Consul-General Kenichi Okana, a rep of the Japanese government, and received the Consul-General’s Commendation.
Congratulations to @Cubs pitcher @faridyu, who met with Consul-General Okada and received the “Consul-General’s Commendation” as the first Japanese pitcher to lead the MLB in wins. We're delighted that he represents Japanese people here in the US, and are proud of his efforts! pic.twitter.com/zNkdhukeYn— Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago (@JpnCons_Chicago) October 16, 2020
シカゴの日本領事館に最多勝祝いで夕食会を開いていただきました。— ダルビッシュ有(Yu Darvish) (@faridyu) October 16, 2020
Darvish could receive another prestigious honor next month. He's a top contender for the NL Cy Young Award.