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1949 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)
Yomiuri Giants 134 85 48 1 0.638 0.0 706 497 0.273 3.15 Osamu Mihara
Hankyu Braves 136 69 64 3 0.518 16.0 622 585 0.265 3.63 Shinji Hamazaki
Daiei Stars 134 67 65 2 0.507 17.5 702 653 0.272 4.15 Sadayoshi Fujimoto
Nankai Hawks 135 67 67 1 0.500 18.5 661 670 0.270 3.95 Kazuto Tsuruoka
Chunichi Dragons 137 66 68 3 0.493 19.5 628 642 0.268 3.77 Shunichi Amachi
Osaka Tigers 137 65 69 3 0.485 20.5 735 725 0.283 4.47 Tadashi Wakabayashi
Tokyu Flyers 138 64 73 1 0.467 23.0 560 700 0.243 4.18 Toshiharu Inokawa
Taiyo Robins 133 52 81 0 0.391 33.0 603 745 0.265 4.59 Shuichi Ishimoto

[edit] Leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Batting Average Makoto Kozuru Daiei Stars .361
Runs Kaoru Betto Osaka Tigers 129
Hits Fumio Fujimura Osaka Tigers 187
Doubles Tetsuharu Kawakami Yomiuri Giants 36
Triples Masaaki Hirai Hankyu Braves 11
Home Runs Fumio Fujimura Osaka Tigers 46
Runs Batted In Fumio Fujimura Osaka Tigers 142
Stolen Bases Chusuke Kizuka Nankai Hawks 59
Walks Sadayauki Minagawa Tokyu Flyers 80

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
ERA Hideo Fujimoto Yomiuri Giants 1.94
Wins Victor Starfin Daiei Stars 27
Losses Rentaro Imanishi
Nobuo Nakatani
Shigeaki Kuroo
Hankyu Braves
Nankai Hawks
Tokyu Flyers
19
Innings Pitched Victor Starfin Daiei Stars 376.0
Appearances Yoshio Tenpo
Victor Starfin
Hankyu Braves
Daiei Stars
52
Hits Allowed Victor Starfin Daiei Stars 357
Home Runs Allowed Masaaki Noguchi Daiei Stars 35
Strikeouts Shissho Takesue Nankai Hawks 183
Base-on-Balls Zenzo Ikeda Daiei Stars 149

[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 Fumio Fujimura Osaka Tigers OF 563 116 187 46 142 12 .332 .388 .650 Did not pitch
Sawamura Award Hideo Fujimoto Yomiuri Giants P 116 20 33 3 19 2 .284 .371 .431 24 - 7 288.0 238 14 55 137 1.94

[edit] Best Nine

The following players were part of the 1949 Best Nine team.

Position Player Team
P Hideo Fujimoto 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 Kaoru Betto Osaka Tigers
Makoto Kozuru Daiei Stars
Hiroshi Oshita Tokyu Flyers

[edit] High School Baseball

The 31st National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 1365 schools competing for 23 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Shounan High School (Kanagawa) defeated Gifu High School (Gifu) by a score of 5 - 3.

The 21st National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 16 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Kitano High School (Osaka) defeated Ashiya High School (Hyogo) by a score of 6 - 4.

[edit] University Baseball

[edit] Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

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

[edit] Tohto University Base Ball League

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

[edit] Kansai 6 University Baseball League

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

[edit] International Baseball

The San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League toured Japan in the fall of 1949. The touring team went 7 - 0 - 0 against Japanese competition.

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