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1964 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)
Hanshin Tigers 140 80 56 4 0.586 0.0 492 434 0.240 2.75 Sadayoshi Fujimoto
Taiyo Whales 140 80 58 2 0.579 1.0 556 496 0.255 3.03 Osamu Mihara
Yomiuri Giants 140 71 69 0 0.507 11.0 560 472 0.235 3.01 Tetsuharu Kawakami
Hiroshima Carp 140 64 73 3 0.468 16.5 465 508 0.242 3.30 Katsumi Shiraishi
Kokutetsu Swallows 140 61 74 5 0.454 18.5 486 545 0.242 3.43 Giichi Hayashi
Chunichi Dragons 140 57 83 0 0.407 25.0 492 596 0.254 3.63 Kiyoshi Sugiura, Michio Nishizawa

[edit] Pacific League

Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Nankai Hawks 150 84 63 3 0.570 0.0 653 562 0.259 3.12 Kazuto Tsuruoka
Hankyu Braves 150 79 65 6 0.547 3.5 590 547 0.245 3.01 Yukio Nishimoto
Toei Flyers 150 78 68 4 0.533 5.5 555 530 0.250 2.95 Shigeru Mizuhara
Tokyo Orions 150 77 68 5 0.530 6.0 535 512 0.249 2.86 Yasuya Hondo
Nishitetsu Lions 150 63 81 6 0.440 19.5 549 617 0.242 3.57 Futoshi Nakanishi
Kintetsu Buffaloes 150 55 91 4 0.380 28.5 546 660 0.254 3.63 Kaoru Betto

[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 Shinichi Etoh Chunichi Dragons .323 Yoshinori Hirose Nankai Hawks .366
Runs Sadaharu Oh Yomiuri Giants 110 Yoshinori Hirose Nankai Hawks 110
Hits Takeshi Kuwata Taiyo Whales 161 Masahiro Doi Kintetsu Buffaloes 168
Doubles Takeshi Kuwata
Eiji Fujii
Taiyo Whales
Hanshin Tigers
30 Yoshinori Hirose Nankai Hawks 35
Triples Toshio Naka Chunichi Dragons 10 Hachiro Yamamoto
Jack Ladra
Kunimits Yanoura
Kintetsu Buffaloes
Toei Flyers
Kintetsu Buffaloes
7
Home Runs Sadaharu Oh Yomiuri Giants 55 Katsuya Nomura Nankai Hawks 41
Runs Batted In Sadaharu Oh Yomiuri Giants 119 Katsuya Nomura Nankai Hawks 115
Stolen Bases Takeshi Koba Hiroshima Carp 57 Yoshinori Hirose Nankai Hawks 72
Walks Sadaharu Oh Yomiuri Giants 119 Kihachi Enomoto Tokyo Orions 86

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Central League Pacific League
Leader Team Number Leader Team Number
ERA Gene Bacque Hanshin Tigers 1.89 Yoshiro Tsumashima Tokyo Orions 2.15
Wins Gene Bacque Hanshin Tigers 29 Masaaki Koyama Tokyo Orions 30
Losses Minoru Kakimoto Chunichi Dragons 19 Toshiaki Tokuhisa Kintetsu Buffaloes 23
Innings Pitched Gene Bacque Hanshin Tigers 353.1 Masaaki Koyama Tokyo Orions 361.1
Appearances Takashi Suzuki Taiyo Whales 70 Koichiro Sasaki Kintetsu Buffaloes 73
Hits Allowed Gene Bacque Hanshin Tigers 280 Shigeo Ishii Hankyu Braves 304
Home Runs Allowed Masaichi Kaneda Kokutetsu Swallows 36 Joe Stanka
Tadashi Sugiura
Nankai Hawks
Nankai Hawks
28
Strikeouts Masaichi Kaneda Kokutetsu Swallows 231 Yukio Ozaki Toei Flyers 197
Base-on-Balls Makoto Inagawa Taiyo Whales 112 Tsutomu Tanaka Nishitetsu Lions 102

[edit] All-Star Game

The NPB All-Star Game featured three games and was won by the Central League two games to one. The first game was played at Kawasaki Baseball Stadium and was won by the CL, 1 - 0. The second game was played at Chunichi Stadium and was won by the CL, 5 - 1. The third game was played at Osaka Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 10 - 2.

[edit] Postseason

In the Nippon Series, the Nankai Hawks (PL) defeated the Hanshin Tigers (CL), 4 games to 3. The winning manager was Kazuto Tsuruoka and the series MVP was Joe Stanka.

[edit] Award Winners

The winner of the 1964 Sawamura Award was Gene Bacque of the Hanshin Tigers. He had a 29 - 9 win-loss record, 200 strikeouts, and a 1.88 ERA in 353.1 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 Sadaharu Oh Yomiuri Giants 1B 472 110 151 55 119 6 .320 .456 .720 Did not pitch
PL Joe Stanka Nankai Hawks P 97 7 13 1 6 0 .134 .175 .175 26 - 7 277.2 221 28 80 172 2.40
Rookie of the Year CL Shigeyuki Takahashi Taiyo Whales P 71 1 9 0 4 0 .127 .151 .183 17 - 11 214.2 179 13 78 154 2.77
PL Not Awarded Not Available

[edit] Best Nine

The following players were part of the 1964 Best Nine teams.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Gene Bacque Hanshin Tigers P Joe Stanka Nankai Hawks
Masaaki Mori Yomiuri Giants C Katsuya Nomura Nankai Hawks
Sadaharu Oh Yomiuri Giants 1B Kihachi Enomoto Tokyo Orions
Morimichi Takagi Chunichi Dragons 2B Daryl Spencer Hankyu Braves
Shigeo Nagashima Yomiuri Giants 3B Akitoshi Kodama Kintetsu Buffaloes
Yoshio Yoshida Hanshin Tigers SS Kenji Koike Nankai Hawks
Shinichi Eto Chunichi Dragons OF Isao Harimoto Toei Flyers
Kazuhiko Kondo Taiyo Whales Yoshinori Hirose Nankai Hawks
Shozo Shigematsu Taiyo Whales Teruyuki Takakura Nishitetsu Lions

[edit] High School Baseball

The 46th National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 2270 schools competing for 30 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Kochi High School (Kochi) defeated Hayatomo High School (Yamaguchi) by a score of 2 - 0.

The 36th National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 23 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Tokushima Kainan High School (Tokushima) defeated Onomichi High School (Hiroshima) by a score of 3 - 2.

[edit] University Baseball

[edit] All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series

The 1964 All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series featured 9 schools competing in the tournament at Meiji-Jingu Stadium. In the championship game Komazawa University defeated Waseda University by a score of 2 - 0.

[edit] Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

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

[edit] Tohto University Base Ball League

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

[edit] Kansai 6 University Baseball League

The Katsuhiro Nishikawa signing scandal caused Kansai's season to be suspended.

Season First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth
Spring Kwansei Gakuin Kinki Doshisha Ritsumeikan Kansai Ryukoku
Fall Doshisha Kansai Kwansei Gakuin Ritsumeikan Kinki Ryukoku

[edit] International Baseball

Baseball was a single-day demonstration event at the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. A doubleheader was played on October 11, between a touring team of college players from the United States and two all-Japan teams. In the first game, an all-Japan University team tied the American team, 2 - 2. In the second game, the American defeated a all-Japan Industrial League team by a score of 3 - 0.

[edit] Japanese Players in Other Countries

Italics indicate a Major League appearance

[edit] Hall of Fame

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

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