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1940 in Japanese baseball

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[edit] Dai-Nippon Baseball League

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion
Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Tokyo Kyojin 104 76 28 0 0.731 0.0 439 221 0.238 1.56 Sadayoshi Fujimoto
Hanshin 104 64 37 3 0.630 10.5 400 240 0.223 1.66 Kenjiro Matsuki
Hankyu 104 61 38 5 0.611 12.5 317 248 0.214 1.57 Toshiharu Inokawa
Tsubasa 105 56 39 10 0.581 15.5 344 298 0.206 2.00 Hisanori Karita
Nagoya 104 58 41 5 0.582 15.5 334 279 0.191 1.90 Tokuro Konishi
Kurowashi 104 46 54 4 0.462 28.0 275 335 0.197 2.24 Toyo Sawa
Nagoya Kinko 104 34 63 7 0.361 38.5 310 425 0.200 2.98 Genzaburo Okada
Nankai 105 28 71 6 0.295 45.5 242 424 0.196 2.44 Kazuo Takasu
Lion 104 24 76 4 0.250 50.0 225 416 0.187 2.76 Katsuo Takada

[edit] Leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Batting Average Kazuo Kito Lion .321
Runs Toshio Shiraishi Tokyo Kyojin 70
Hits Kazuo Kito Lion 124
Doubles Yasuya Hondo Hanshin 26
Triples Kazuo Kito Lion 13
Home Runs Tetsuharu Kawakami Tokyo Kyojin 9
Runs Batted In Haruyasu Nakajima Tokyo Kyojin 67
Stolen Bases Masayoshi Ishida Nagoya 32
Walks Masayoshi Yoshiwara Tokyo Kyojin 83

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
ERA Jiro Noguchi Tsubasa 0.93
Wins Victor Starfin Tokyo Kyojin 38
Losses Masayoshi Nakayama Nagoya Kinko 29
Innings Pitched Tadashi Kameda Kurowashi 456.2
Appearances Masayoshi Nakayama Nagoya Kinko 61
Hits Allowed Masayoshi Nakayama Nagoya Kinko 305
Home Runs Allowed Saburo Asaoka Tsubasa 8
Strikeouts Tadashi Kameda Kurowashi 297
Base-on-Balls Tadashi Kameda Kurowashi 273

[edit] Award Winners

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 Victor Starfin Tokyo Kyojin P 171 13 43 0 28 0 .251 .257 .304 38 - 12 436.0 241 3 145 245 0.97

[edit] Best Nine

The following players were part of the 1940 Best Nine team.

Position Player Team
P Victor Starffin Tokyo Kyojin
C Yoshio Tanaka Hanshin
1B Tetsuharu Kawakami Tokyo Kyojin
2B Hisanori Karita Tsubasa
3B Shigeru Mizuhara Tokyo Kyojin
SS Fujio Ueda Hankyu
OF Kazuo Kito Lion
Haruyasu Nakajima Tokyo Kyojin
Den Yamada Hankyu

[edit] High School Baseball

The 26th National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 617 schools competing for 22 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Kaisou Central High School (Wakayama) defeated Shimada High School (Shizuoka) by a score of 2 - 1.

The 17th National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 20 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Gifu High School (Gifu) defeated Kyoto High School (Kyoto) by a score of 2 - 1.

[edit] University Baseball

[edit] Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

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

[edit] Tohto University Base Ball League

Season First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth
Fall Senshu Nihon, Chuo Tokyo Agriculture, Tokyo Tech Kokugakuin
Fall Senshu, Nihon Chuo Tokyo Agriculture Tokyo Tech, Kokugakuin

[edit] Kansai 6 University Baseball League

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

[edit] International Baseball

A baseball demonstration event was scheduled at the Olympics in Tokyo before the Games were canceled due to World War II.

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