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1948 in Japanese baseball

Contents

[edit] Nippon Baseball League

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion
Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Nankai Hawks 140 87 49 4 0.636 0.0 592 395 0.255 2.18 Kazuto Tsuruoka
Yomiuri Giants 140 83 55 2 0.600 5.0 555 416 0.256 2.27 Osamu Mihara
Osaka Tigers 140 70 66 4 0.514 17.0 542 499 0.262 2.88 Tadashi Wakabayashi
Hankyu Braves 140 66 68 6 0.493 20.0 500 487 0.242 2.63 Shinji Hamazaki
Kyuei Flyers 140 59 70 11 0.461 24.5 445 546 0.228 3.08 Hisanori Karita
Taiyo Robins 140 61 74 5 0.454 25.5 437 586 0.236 3.47 Nobuyoshi Hasegawa
Kinsei Stars 140 60 73 7 0.454 25.5 444 485 0.229 2.84 Sadayoshi Fujimoto
Chunichi Dragons 140 52 83 5 0.389 34.5 434 535 0.232 2.99 Kiyoshi Sugiura

[edit] Leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Batting Average Noboru Aota Yomiuri Giants .306
Runs Kazuo Kasahara Nankai Hawks 100
Hits Noboru Aota Yomiuri Giants 174
Doubles Kazuo Kasahara Nankai Hawks 40
Triples Fumio Fujimura Osaka Tigers 13
Home Runs Tetsuharu Kawakami
Noboru Aota
Yomiuri Giants
Yomiuri Giants
25
Runs Batted In Fumio Fujimura Osaka Tigers 108
Stolen Bases Toshio Kawanishi Nankai Hawks 66
Walks Kamekazu Yasui Nankai Hawks 81

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
ERA Hiroshi Nakao Yomiuri Giants 1.84
Wins Hiroshi Nakao
Tokuji Kawasaki
Yomiuri Giants
Yomiuri Giants
27
Losses Sadao Kondo Chunichi Dragons 23
Innings Pitched Juzo Sanada Taiyo Robins 392.2
Appearances Juzo Sanada Taiyo Robins 58
Hits Allowed Tadayoshi Kajioka Osaka Tigers 325
Home Runs Allowed Tadayoshi Kajioka Osaka Tigers 20
Strikeouts Hiroshi Nakao Yomiuri Giants 187
Base-on-Balls Shigeaki Kuroo Kyuei Flyers 117

[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 Kazuto Tsuruoka Nankai Hawks 3B 449 65 137 8 68 23 .305 .399 .434 Did not pitch
Sawamura Award Hiroshi Nakao Yomiuri Giants P 125 12 26 3 12 0 .208 .272 .336 27 - 12 343.0 245 8 116 187 1.84

[edit] Best Nine

The following players were part of the 1948 Best Nine team.

Position Player Team
P Takehiko Bessho/Hiroshi Nakao Nankai Hawks/Yomiuri Giants
C Takeshi Doigaki Osaka Tigers
1B Tetsuharu Kawakami Yomiuri Giants
2B Shigeru Chiba Yomiuri Giants
SS Chusuke Kizuka Nankai Hawks
3B Fumio Fujimura Osaka Tigers
OF Noboru Aota Yomiuri Giants
Kaoru Betto Osaka Tigers
Michinori Tsubouchi Kinsei Stars

[edit] High School Baseball

The 30th National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 1256 schools competing for 23 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Kokura High School (Fukuoka) defeated Touin High School (Wakayama) by a score of 1 - 0.

The 20th National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 16 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Kyoto Number One High School (Kyoto) defeated Kyoto Number Two High School (Kyoto) by a score of 1 - 1.

[edit] University Baseball

[edit] Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

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

[edit] Tohto University Base Ball League

Season First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth
Spring Chuo Nihon Senshu Tokyo Tech Nippon Bunri Tokyo Agriculture
Fall Chuo Nihon, Senshu Tokyo Agriculture Tokyo Tech Nippon Bunri

[edit] Kansai 6 University Baseball League

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