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1965 in Japanese baseball

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[edit] Nippon Professional Baseball

The first baseball draft occurs.

[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)
Yomiuri Giants 140 91 47 2 0.657 0.0 536 404 0.246 2.54 Tetsuharu Kawakami
Chunichi Dragons 140 77 59 4 0.564 13.0 510 431 0.247 2.60 Michio Nishizawa
Hanshin Tigers 140 71 66 3 0.518 19.5 393 394 0.220 2.47 Sadayoshi Fujimoto
Taiyo Whales 140 68 70 2 0.493 23.0 518 470 0.244 2.81 Osamu Mihara
Hiroshima Carp 140 59 77 4 0.436 31.0 394 451 0.231 2.84 Katsumi Shiraishi, Ryohei Hasegawa
Sankei Swallows 140 44 91 5 0.332 45.5 337 533 0.221 3.42 Giichi Hayashi, Kuninobu Sunaoshi

[edit] Pacific League

Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Nankai Hawks 140 88 49 3 0.639 0.0 614 449 0.255 2.80 Kazuto Tsuruoka
Toei Flyers 140 76 61 3 0.554 12.0 501 474 0.240 2.88 Shigeru Mizuhara
Nishitetsu Lions 140 72 64 4 0.529 15.5 506 476 0.246 3.00 Futoshi Nakanishi
Hankyu Braves 140 67 71 2 0.486 21.5 500 549 0.234 3.33 Yukio Nishimoto
Tokyo Orions 140 62 74 4 0.457 25.5 476 472 0.232 2.90 Yasuya Hondo
Kintetsu Buffaloes 140 46 92 2 0.336 42.5 397 574 0.235 3.61 Yoshiyuki Iwamoto

[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 .336 Katsuya Nomura Nankai Hawks .320
Runs Sadaharu Oh Yomiuri Giants 104 Katsuya Nomura Nankai Hawks 92
Hits Kazuhiko Kondo Taiyo Whales 152 Katsuya Nomura Nankai Hawks 156
Doubles Kazuyoshi Yamamoto Hiroshima Carp 25 Yoshinori Hirose Nankai Hawks 33
Triples Toshio Naka Chunichi Dragons 8 Yoshinori Hirose Nankai Hawks 10
Home Runs Sadaharu Oh Yomiuri Giants 42 Katsuya Nomura Nankai Hawks 42
Runs Batted In Sadaharu Oh Yomiuri Giants 104 Katsuya Nomura Nankai Hawks 110
Stolen Bases Morimichi Takagi Chunichi Dragons 44 Yoshinori Hirose Nankai Hawks 39
Walks Sadaharu Oh Yomiuri Giants 138 Daryl Spencer Hankyu Braves 79

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Central League Pacific League
Leader Team Number Leader Team Number
ERA Masaichi Kaneda Yomiuri Giants 1.84 Kiyohiro Miura Nankai Hawks 1.57
Wins Minoru Murayama Hanshin Tigers 25 Yukio Ozaki Toei Flyers 27
Losses Seiji Shibutani Sankei Swallows 22 Masaaki Koyama
Koichiro Sasaki
Tokyo Orions
Kintetsu Buffaloes
20
Innings Pitched Minoru Murayama Hanshin Tigers 307.2 Yukio Ozaki Toei Flyers 378.0
Appearances Yukinori Miyata Yomiuri Giants 69 Yukio Ozaki Toei Flyers 61
Hits Allowed Seiji Shibutani Sankei Swallows 239 Tetsuya Yoneda Hankyu Braves 280
Home Runs Allowed Hidetoshi Ikeda Hiroshima Carp 26 Masaaki Koyama Tokyo Orions 30
Strikeouts Minoru Murayama Hanshin Tigers 205 Yukio Ozaki Toei Flyers 259
Base-on-Balls Seiji Shibutani Sankei Swallows 98 Tsutomu Tanaka Nishitetsu Lions 84

[edit] All-Star Game

The NPB All-Star Game featured three games and was won by the Pacific League two games to none with one tie. The first game was played at Korakuen Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 5 - 2. The second game was played at Nishinomiya Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 6 - 3. The third game was played at Heiwadai Baseball Stadium and was a tie, 1 - 1.

[edit] Postseason

In the Nippon Series, the Yomiuri Giants (CL) defeated the Nankai Hawks (PL), 4 games to 1. The winning manager was Tetsuharu Kawakami and the series MVP was Shigeo Nagashima.

[edit] Award Winners

The winner of the 1965 Sawamura Award was Minoru Murayama of the Hanshin Tigers. He had a 25 - 13 win-loss record, 205 strikeouts, and a 1.96 ERA in 307.2 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 Sadaharu Oh Yomiuri Giants 1B 428 104 138 42 104 2 .322 .490 .666 Did not pitch
PL Katsuya Nomura Nankai Hawks C 488 92 156 42 110 3 .320 .397 .637 Did not pitch
Rookie of the Year CL Not Awarded Not Available
PL Masaaki Ikenaga Nishitetsu Lions P 73 4 13 1 7 0 .178 .256 .260 20 - 10 253.2 174 12 59 156 2.27

[edit] Best Nine

The following players were part of the 1965 Best Nine teams.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Minoru Murayama Hanshin Tigers P Yukio Ozaki Toei Flyers
Masaaki Mori Yomiuri Giants C Katsuya Nomura Nankai Hawks
Sadaharu Oh Yomiuri Giants 1B Takashi Takagi Kintetsu Buffaloes
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
Toshio Naka Chunichi Dragons Motoaki Horigome Nankai Hawks

[edit] High School Baseball

The 47th National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 2363 schools competing for 30 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Miike Kougyou High School (Fukuoka) defeated Choshi High School (Chiba) by a score of 2 - 0.

The 37th National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 24 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Okayama East High School (Okayama) defeated Wakayama Municipal High School (Wakayama) by a score of 2 - 1.

[edit] University Baseball

[edit] All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series

The 1965 All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series featured 14 schools competing in the tournament at Meiji-Jingu Stadium. In the championship game Senshu University defeated Ritsumeikan University by a score of 7 - 4.

[edit] Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

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

[edit] Tohto University Base Ball League

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

[edit] Kansai 6 University Baseball League

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

[edit] International Baseball

[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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