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1967 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)
Yomiuri Giants 134 84 46 4 0.642 0.0 595 430 0.265 2.87 Tetsuharu Kawakami
Chunichi Dragons 134 72 58 4 0.552 12.0 541 521 0.248 3.31 Michio Nishizawa
Hanshin Tigers 136 70 60 6 0.537 14.0 429 421 0.245 2.60 Sadayoshi Fujimoto
Taiyo Whales 135 59 71 5 0.456 25.0 477 511 0.245 3.28 Osamu Mihara
Sankei Atoms 135 58 72 5 0.448 26.0 503 548 0.240 3.68 Tokuji Iida
Hiroshima Carp 138 47 83 8 0.370 37.0 422 536 0.225 3.41 Ryohei Hasegawa

[edit] Pacific League

Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Hankyu Braves 134 75 55 4 0.575 0.0 518 435 0.251 2.79 Yukio Nishimoto
Nishitetsu Lions 140 66 64 10 0.507 9.0 407 418 0.222 2.50 Futoshi Nakanishi
Toei Flyers 134 65 65 4 0.500 10.0 510 472 0.261 3.19 Shigeru Mizuhara
Nankai Hawks 133 64 66 3 0.492 11.0 450 438 0.235 3.04 Kazuto Tsuruoka
Tokyo Orions 137 61 69 7 0.471 14.0 463 483 0.240 3.01 Katsuki Tokura
Kintetsu Buffaloes 132 59 71 2 0.455 16.0 465 567 0.251 3.83 Akitoshi Kodama

[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 Toshio Naka Chunichi Dragons .343 Isao Harimoto Toei Flyers .351
Runs Sadaharu Oh Yomiuri Giants 94 Gordie Windhorn Hankyu Braves 78
Hits Taira Fujita Hanshin Tigers 154 Masahiro Doi Kintetsu Buffaloes 147
Doubles Taira Fujita Hanshin Tigers 30 Katsuya Nomura
Takenori Ikebe
Nankai Hawks
Tokyo Orions
27
Triples Taira Fujita Hanshin Tigers 10 Toshizo Sakamoto
Fujio Yamaguchi
Hankyu Braves
Hankyu Braves
7
Home Runs Sadaharu Oh Yomiuri Giants 47 Katsuya Nomura Nankai Hawks 35
Runs Batted In Sadaharu Oh Yomiuri Giants 108 Katsuya Nomura Nankai Hawks 100
Stolen Bases Isao Shibata Yomiuri Giants 70 Takayuki Nishida Tokyo Orions 32
Walks Sadaharu Oh Yomiuri Giants 130 Kihachi Enomoto Tokyo Orions 83

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Central League Pacific League
Leader Team Number Leader Team Number
ERA Masatoshi Gondo Hanshin Tigers 1.40 Mitsuhiro Adachi Hankyu Braves 1.75
Wins Kentaro Ogawa Chunichi Dragons 29 Masaaki Ikenaga Nishitetsu Lions 25
Losses Shiroku Ishido Sankei Swallows 18 Taisuke Watanabe
Katsuji Sakai
Nankai Hawks
Tokyo Orions
18
Innings Pitched Kentaro Ogawa Chunichi Dragons 279.2 Masaaki Ikenaga Nishitetsu Lions 335.1
Appearances Ichiro Hiraoka Taiyo Whales 57 Toshiaki Moriyasu Toei Flyers 59
Hits Allowed Shiroku Ishido Sankei Swallows 249 Masaaki Ikenaga Nishitetsu Lions 300
Home Runs Allowed Genichi Murata Sankei Swallows 29 Keishi Suzuki Kintetsu Buffaloes 36
Strikeouts Yutaka Enatsu Hanshin Tigers 225 Keishi Suzuki Kintetsu Buffaloes 222
Base-on-Balls Yutaka Enatsu Hanshin Tigers 88 Toshiaki Moriyasu Toei Flyers 85

[edit] All-Star Game

The NPB All-Star Game featured three games and was won by the Pacific League three games to none. The first game was played at Meiji Jingu Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 9 - 4. The second game was played at Chunichi Stadium and was won by the PL, 7 - 3. The third game was played at Osaka Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 9 - 6.

[edit] Postseason

In the Nippon Series, the Yomiuri Giants (CL) defeated the Hankyu Braves (PL), 4 games to 2. It was the Giants' third consecutive title. The winning manager was Tetsuharu Kawakami and the series MVP was Masaaki Mori.

[edit] Award Winners

The winner of the 1967 Sawamura Award was Kentaro Ogawa of the Chunichi Dragons. He had a 29 - 12 win-loss record, 178 strikeouts, and a 2.51 ERA in 279.2 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 426 94 139 47 108 3 .326 .488 .723 Did not pitch
PL Mitsuhiro Adachi Hankyu Braves P 86 6 10 0 2 0 .116 .144 .151 20 - 10 268.0 191 13 60 130 1.75
Rookie of the Year CL Shiro Takegami Sankei Atoms 2B 405 45 121 3 27 5 .299 .331 .380 Did not pitch
PL Yoshimasa Takahashi Toei Flyers P 60 6 12 0 3 0 .200 .262 .267 15 - 11 226.2 212 21 22 101 2.46

[edit] Best Nine

The following players were part of the 1967 Best Nine teams.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Kentaro Ogawa Chunichi Dragons P Mitsuhiro Adachi Hankyu Braves
Masaaki Mori Yomiuri Giants C Katsuya Nomura Nankai Hawks
Sadaharu Oh Yomiuri Giants 1B Katsuo Osugi Toei Flyers
Morimichi Takagi Chunichi Dragons 2B Don Blasingame Nankai Hawks
Shigeo Nagashima Yomiuri Giants 3B Kiyoshi Morimoto Hankyu Braves
Taira Fujita Hanshin Tigers SS Tsuyoshi Oshita Toei Flyers
Kazuhiko Kondo Taiyo Whales OF Masahiro Doi Kintetsu Buffaloes
Toshio Naka Chunichi Dragons Isao Harimoto Toei Flyers
Isao Shibata Yomiuri Giants Atsushi Nagaike Hankyu Braves

[edit] High School Baseball

The 49th National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 2460 schools competing for 30 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Narashino High School (Chiba) defeated Kouryo High School (Hiroshima) by a score of 7 - 1.

The 39th National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 24 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Tsukumi High School (Oita) defeated Kochi High School (Kochi) by a score of 2 - 1.

[edit] University Baseball

[edit] All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series

The 1967 All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series featured 14 schools competing in the tournament at Nakahinata Baseball Stadium. In the championship game Chuo University defeated Keio University by a score of 3 - 1.

[edit] Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

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

[edit] Tohto University Base Ball League

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

[edit] Kansai 6 University Baseball League

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

[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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