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1938 in Japanese baseball

Contents

[edit] Dai-Nippon Professional Baseball League

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates season champion; Italics indicate postseason series winner

[edit] Spring Season

Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Osaka Tigers 35 29 6 0 0.829 0.0 212 109 0.268 2.05 Shuichi Ishimoto
Tokyo Kyojin 35 24 11 0 0.686 5.0 170 118 0.250 2.69 Sadayoshi Fujimoto
Hankyu 35 21 13 1 0.614 7.5 153 97 0.226 2.13 Minoru Yamashita
Eagles 35 18 15 2 0.543 10.0 117 109 0.229 2.45 Shigeo Mori
Tokyo Senators 35 13 21 1 0.386 15.5 135 174 0.217 3.58 Hisanori Karita
Nagoya Kinko 35 13 22 0 0.371 16.0 147 200 0.213 4.28 Genzaburo Okada
Nagoya 35 11 24 0 0.314 18.0 122 169 0.216 3.49 Yukisato Nemoto
Lion 35 9 26 0 0.257 20.0 105 185 0.211 3.71 Tokuro Konishi

[edit] Fall Season

Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Tokyo Kyojin 40 30 9 1 0.763 0.0 211 110 0.241 2.04 Sadayoshi Fujimoto
Osaka Tigers 40 27 13 0 0.675 3.5 222 131 0.254 2.46 Shuichi Ishimoto
Hankyu 40 21 17 2 0.550 8.5 178 157 0.233 3.13 Minoru Yamashita
Nagoya 40 19 18 3 0.513 10.0 145 183 0.211 3.34 Yukisato Nemoto
Tokyo Senators 40 19 20 1 0.488 11.0 166 199 0.222 3.99 Hisanori Karita
Lion 40 19 20 1 0.488 11.0 164 146 0.216 2.62 Tokuro Konishi
Eagles 40 15 20 5 0.438 13.0 117 142 0.180 2.30 Shigeo Mori
Nankai 40 11 26 3 0.313 18.0 110 164 0.202 2.82 Kazuo Takasu
Nagoya Kinko 40 11 29 0 0.275 19.5 119 200 0.209 3.73 Genzaburo Okada

[edit] Leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Spring Season Fall Season
Leader Team Number Leader Team Number
Batting Average Haruyasu Nakajima Tokyo Kyojin .345 Haruyasu Nakajima Tokyo Kyojin .361
Runs Fumio Fujimura Osaka Tigers 32 Kenjiro Matsuki Osaka 35
Hits Haruyasu Nakajima Tokyo Kyojin 50 Haruyasu Nakajima Tokyo Kyojin 56
Doubles Hisanori Karita Tokyo Senators 11 Fumio Fujimura Osaka Tigers 11
Triples Shigeru Chiba Tokyo Kyojin 7 Yoshio Kikuya Lion 4
Home Runs Harrison McGalliard Eagles 6 Haruyasu Nakajima Tokyo Kyojin 10
Runs Batted In Masaru Kageura Osaka Tigers 31 Haruyasu Nakajima Tokyo Kyojin 38
Stolen Bases Yukio Eguchi Nagoya Kinko 14 Tsunesuke Sasaki Nagoya Kinko 20
Walks Masao Nishimura Hankyu 39 Shigeru Chiba Tokyo Kyojin 43

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Spring Season Fall Season
Leader Team Number Leader Team Number
ERA Yukio Nishimura Osaka Tigers 1.52 Victor Starfin Tokyo Kyojin 1.05
Wins Victor Starfin Tokyo Kyojin 14 Victor Starfin Tokyo Kyojin 19
Losses Yoshio Kikuya Lion 18 Masayoshi Nakayama Nagoya Kinko 13
Innings Pitched Tadashi Kameda Eagles 187.2 Victor Starfin Tokyo Kyojin 197.2
Appearances Tadashi Kameda Eagles 29 Kozo Matsuo Nagoya 27
Hits Allowed Yoshio Kikuya Lion 158 Kozo Matsuo Nagoya 142
Home Runs Allowed Victor Starfin
Tsuruo Suzuki
Tokyo Kyojin
Nagoya Kinko
5 Michio Nishizawa Nagoya 10
Strikeouts Tadashi Kameda Eagles 137 Victor Starfin Tokyo Kyojin 146
Base-on-Balls Tadashi Kameda Eagles 143 Tadashi Kameda Eagles 127

[edit] Postseason

The Osaka Tigers and Tokyo Kyojin, winners of the Spring and Fall seasons respectively, met after the season to determine a league champion. The first game was played on November 26 at Nishinomiya's Koshien Stadium and was won by the Tigers 3 - 2. On the following day the Tigers again defeated the Giants by one-run, 5 - 4. The series then moved to Tokyo's Korakuen Stadium for the middle set of games. The Tigers continued their winning ways, defeating the Giants 5 - 3 on December 1. On December 2, the Tigers won the fourth game by a score of 4 - 2, and the series in a four game sweep of the Kyojin.

[edit] Award Winners

[edit] Spring Season

Award Player Team Position AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG W - L SV IP HA HRA BB SO ERA
Most Valuable Player Hisanori Karita Tokyo Senators 2B 134 31 40 5 15 7 .299 .413 .493 0 - 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0.00

[edit] Fall Season

Award Player Team Position AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG W - L SV IP HA HRA BB SO ERA
Most Valuable Player Haruyasu Nakajima Tokyo Kyojin OF 155 30 56 10 38 3 .361 .428 .626 Did not pitch

[edit] High School Baseball

The 24th National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 633 schools competing for 22 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Heian High School (Kyoto) defeated Gifu High School (Gifu) by a score of 2 - 1.

The 15th National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 20 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Chukyo High School (Aichi) defeated Touhou High School (Aichi) by a score of 1 - 1.

[edit] University Baseball

[edit] Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

Season First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth
Spring Meiji Waseda Hosei Keio Rikkio Imperial
Fall Meiji Keio Waseda Hosei Rikkio Imperial

[edit] Tohto University Base Ball League

Season First Second Third Fourth
Spring Nihon Chuo Senshu Kokugakuin
Fall Chuo Nihon, Senshu Tokyo Agriculture

[edit] Kansai 6 University Baseball League

Season First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth
Spring Kansai Ritsumeikan Kobe Commercial Kwansei Gakuin Kyoto Doshisha
Fall Ritsumeikan Kansai Kwansei Gakuin Kobe Commercial Doshisha Kyoto
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