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1960 in Japanese baseball

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[edit] Nippon Professional Baseball

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion; Italics indicate Nippon Series winner
From 1950 to 1979, the official name of the Pacific League was the Taiheiyo Baseball Union.

[edit] Central League

Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Taiyo Whales 130 70 56 4 0.554 0.0 411 361 0.230 2.32 Osamu Mihara
Yomiuri Giants 130 66 61 3 0.519 4.5 444 459 0.229 3.09 Shigeru Mizuhara
Osaka Tigers 130 64 62 4 0.508 6.0 436 403 0.242 2.62 Masayasu Kaneda
Hiroshima Carp 130 62 61 7 0.504 6.5 426 403 0.230 2.70 Katsumi Shiraishi
Chunichi Dragons 130 63 67 0 0.485 9.0 436 454 0.230 3.08 Shigeru Sugishita
Kokutetsu Swallows 130 54 72 4 0.431 16.0 388 461 0.232 3.09 Mitsuo Uno

[edit] Pacific League

Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Daimai Orions 133 82 48 3 0.628 0.0 547 433 0.262 2.66 Yukio Nishimoto
Nankai Hawks 136 78 52 6 0.596 4.0 519 459 0.247 2.88 Kazuto Tsuruoka
Nishitetsu Lions 136 70 60 6 0.537 12.0 537 467 0.251 3.05 Tokuji Kawasaki
Hankyu Braves 136 65 65 6 0.500 17.0 447 473 0.243 2.99 Katsuki Tokura
Toei Flyers 132 52 78 2 0.402 30.0 436 492 0.236 2.92 Yoshiyuki Iwamoto
Kintetsu Buffaloes 131 43 87 1 0.332 39.0 408 570 0.236 3.61 Shigeru Chiba

[edit] Leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Central League Pacific League
Leader Team Number Leader Team Number
Batting Average Shigeo Nagashima Yomiuri Giants .334 Kihachi Enomoto Daimai Orions .344
Runs Toshio Naka Chunichi Dragons 80 Kihachi Enomoto Daimai Orions 94
Hits Shigeo Nagashima Yomiuri Giants 151 Kihachi Enomoto Daimai Orions 170
Doubles Teruo Namiki Osaka Tigers 31 Kihachi Enomoto Daimai Orions 37
Triples Shigeo Nagashima Yomiuri Giants 12 Yoshinori Hirose Nankai Hawks 10
Home Runs Katsumi Fujimoto Osaka Tigers 22 Kazuhiro Yamauchi Daimai Orions 32
Runs Batted In Katsumi Fujimoto Osaka Tigers 76 Kazuhiro Yamauchi Daimai Orions 103
Stolen Bases Toshio Naka Chunichi Dragons 50 Roberto Barbon Hankyu Braves 32
Walks Shigeo Nagashima Yomiuri Giants 70 Yasumitsu Toyoda Nishitetsu Lions 77

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Central League Pacific League
Leader Team Number Leader Team Number
ERA Noboru Akiyama Taiyo Whales 1.75 Shoichi Ono Daimai Orions 1.98
Wins Ritsuo Horimoto Yomiuri Giants 29 Shoichi Ono Daimai Orions 33
Losses Masaichi Kaneda Kokutetsu Swallows 22 Masayuki Dobashi Toei Flyers 23
Innings Pitched Ritsuo Horimoto Yomiuri Giants 364.2 Tadashi Sugiura Nankai Hawks 332.2
Appearances Ritsuo Horimoto Yomiuri Giants 69 Shoichi Ono Daimai Orions 67
Hits Allowed Masaaki Koyama Osaka Tigers 287 Tetsuya Yoneda Hankyu Braves 271
Home Runs Allowed Masaichi Kaneda Kokutetsu Swallows 27 Takao Kajimoto Hankyu Braves 31
Strikeouts Masaichi Kaneda Kokutetsu Swallows 284 Tadashi Sugiura Nankai Hawks 317
Base-on-Balls Kiyoshi Oishi Hiroshima Carp 107 Shoichi Ono Daimai Orions 101

[edit] All-Star Game

The NPB All-Star Game featured three games and was won by the Pacific League two games to one. The first game was played at Kawasaki Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 3 - 1. The second game was played at Korakuen Baseball Stadium and was won by the CL, 5 - 4. The third game was played at Korakuen Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 6 - 5.

[edit] Postseason

In the Nippon Series, the Taiyo Whales (CL) defeated the Nishitetsu Lions (PL), 4 games to 0. The winning manager was Osamu Mihara and the series MVP was Akihito Kondo.

[edit] Award Winners

The winner of the 1960 Sawamura Award was Ritsuo Horimoto of the Yomiuri Giants. He had a 29 - 18 win-loss record, 210 strikeouts, and a 2.00 ERA in 364.2 innings.

Award League Player Team Position AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG W - L SV IP HA HRA BB SO ERA
Most Valuable Player CL Noboru Akiyama Taiyo Whales P 80 3 10 0 4 0 .125 .123 .163 21 - 10 262.1 189 11 86 183 1.75
PL Kazuhiro Yamauchi Daimai Orions OF 483 93 151 32 103 5 .313 .395 .580 Did not pitch
Rookie of the Year CL Ritsuo Horimoto Yomiuri Giants P 114 8 25 2 6 1 .219 .276 .298 29 - 18 364.2 278 22 89 210 2.00
PL Not Awarded Not Available

[edit] Best Nine

The following players were part of the 1960 Best Nine teams.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Noboru Akiyama Taiyo Whales P Shoichi Ono Daimai Orions
Kiyoshi Doi Taiyo Whales C Katsuya Nomura Nankai Hawks
Kazuhiko Kondo Taiyo Whales 1B Kihachi Enomoto Daimai Orions
Noboru Inoue Chunichi Dragons 2B Akira Ogi Nishitetsu Lions
Shigeo Nagashima Yomiuri Giants 3B Akitoshi Kodama Kintetsu Buffaloes
Yoshio Yoshida Osaka Tigers SS Yasumitsu Toyoda Nishitetsu Lions
Toru Mori Chunichi Dragons OF Isao Harimoto Toei Flyers
Toshio Naka Chunichi Dragons Kenjiro Tamiya Daimai Orions
Teruo Namiki Osaka Tigers Kazuhiro Yamauchi Daimai Orions

[edit] High School Baseball

The 42nd National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 1903 schools competing for 30 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Hosei Number Two High School (Kanagawa) defeated Shizuoka High School (Shizuoka) by a score of 3 - 0.

The 32nd National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 23 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Takamatsu High School (Kagawa) defeated Yonago East High School (Tottori) by a score of 2 - 1.

[edit] University Baseball

[edit] All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series

The 1960 All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series featured 10 schools competing in the tournament at Meiji-Jingu Stadium. In the championship game Hosei University defeated Doshisha University by a score of 2 - 1.

[edit] Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

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

[edit] Tohto University Base Ball League

Season League First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth
Spring 1 Nihon Senshu Kokugakuin Shibaura Tech Komazawa Gakushuin
2 Tokyo Agriculture Chuo Toyo Meiji Gakuin Aoyama Gakuin Tokyo Keizai
Fall 1 Senshu Tokyo Agriculture Nihon Shibaura Tech Komazawa Kokugakuin
2 Gakushuin Chuo Toyo Aoyama Gakuin Meiji Gakuin Tokyo Keizai

[edit] Kansai 6 University Baseball League

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

[edit] International Baseball

The San Francisco Giants toured Japan in the fall of 1960. The touring team went 11 - 4 - 1 against Japanese competition.

[edit] Hall of Fame

The following people were elected to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame:

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