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1982 in Japanese baseball

Contents

[edit] Nippon Professional Baseball

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion; Italics indicate Nippon Series winner

[edit] Central League

Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Chunichi Dragons 130 64 47 19 0.565 0.0 529 478 0.266 3.27 Sadao Kondo
Yomiuri Giants 130 66 50 14 0.562 0.5 511 439 0.254 2.93 Motoshi Fujita
Hanshin Tigers 130 65 57 8 0.531 4.5 517 496 0.262 3.44 Motoo Ando
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 130 59 58 13 0.504 8.0 513 493 0.254 3.30 Takeshi Koba
Yokohama Taiyo Whales 130 53 65 12 0.454 14.5 473 555 0.250 3.92 Junzo Sekine
Yakult Swallows 130 45 75 10 0.385 23.5 434 519 0.240 3.64 Shiro Takegami

[edit] Pacific League

Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Nippon Ham Fighters 130 67 52 11 0.558 0.0 551 518 0.266 3.63 Keiji Osawa
Seibu Lions 130 68 58 4 0.538 2.5 529 461 0.253 3.31 Tatsuro Hirooka
Kintetsu Buffaloes 130 63 57 10 0.523 2.0 594 577 0.258 4.11 Seiji Sekiguchi
Hankyu Braves 130 62 60 8 0.508 4.0 596 522 0.256 3.73 Toshiharu Ueda
Lotte Orions 130 54 69 7 0.442 12.5 531 600 0.263 4.24 Kazuyoshi Yamamoto
Nankai Hawks 130 53 71 6 0.431 14.0 452 575 0.255 4.05 Don Blasingame

[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 Keiji Nagasaki Yokohama Taiyo Whales .351 Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions .325
Runs Yasushi Tao Chunichi Dragons 92 Yutaka Fukumoto Hankyu Braves 97
Hits Yasushi Tao Chunichi Dragons 161 Steve Ontiveros Seibu Lions 153
Doubles Masayuki Kakefu Hanshin Tigers 27 Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions 32
Triples Toru Sugiura Yakult Swallows 8 Yutaka Fukumoto Hankyu Braves 7
Home Runs Masayuki Kakefu Hanshin Tigers 35 Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions 32
Runs Batted In Masayuki Kakefu Hanshin Tigers 95 Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions 99
Stolen Bases Tadashi Matsumoto Yomiuri Giants 61 Yutaka Fukumoto Hankyu Braves 54
Walks Koji Yamamoto Hiroshima Toyo Carp 85 Yutaka Fukumoto Hankyu Braves 88

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Central League Pacific League
Leader Team Number Leader Team Number
ERA Akio Saito Yokohama Taiyo Whales 2.07 Satoshi Takahashi Nippon Ham Fighters 1.84
Wins Manabu Kitabeppu Hiroshima Toyo Carp 20 Mikio Kudoh Nippon Ham Fighters 20
Losses Kazuhiko Endo Yokohama Taiyo Whales 17 Yukihiko Yamaoki Hankyu Braves 15
Saves Akio Saito Yokohama Taiyo Whales 30 Yutaka Enatsu Nippon Ham Fighters 29
Save Points Kazuyuki Yamamoto Hanshin Tigers 40 Yutaka Enatsu Nippon Ham Fighters 37
Innings Pitched Manabu Kitabeppu Hiroshima Toyo Carp 267.1 Kazuhiro Yamauchi Nankai Hawks 223.1
Appearances Yutaka Ikeuchi Hanshin Tigers 73 Motoyasu Kaneshiro Nankai Hawks 57
Hits Allowed Takashi Nishimoto Yomiuri Giants 252 Shinichi Yamauchi Nankai Hawks 229
Home Runs Allowed Suguru Egawa Yomiuri Giants 36 Keishi Suzuki Kintetsu Buffaloes 34
Strikeouts Suguru Egawa Yomiuri Giants 196 Hirohisa Matsunuma Seibu Lions 152
Base-on-Balls Kazuhiko Endo Yokohama Taiyo Whales 71 Norihiro Mizutani Lotte Orions 89

[edit] All-Star Game

The NPB All-Star Game featured three games and was a tie one game to one with one tie game. The first game was played at Korakuen Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 7 - 2. The second game was played at Seibu Lions Baseball Stadium and was a tie, 5 - 5. The third game was played at Osaka Baseball Stadium and was won by the CL, 3 - 2.

[edit] Postseason

The standings for each half of the Pacific League's season were:

First Half Place Second Half
Team G W L T WPCT GB Team G W L T WPCT GB
Seibu Lions 65 36 27 2 0.571 0.0 1 Nippon Ham Fighters 65 35 23 7 0.603 0.0
Hankyu Braves 65 33 28 4 0.541 2.0 2 Kintetsu Buffaloes 65 33 30 2 0.525 4.5
Kintetsu Buffaloes 65 30 27 8 0.526 3.0 3 Seibu Lions 65 32 31 2 0.508 5.5
Nippon Ham Fighters 65 32 29 4 0.525 3.0 4 Lotte Orions 65 31 33 1 0.484 7.0
Nankai Hawks 65 27 34 4 0.443 8.0 5 Hankyu Braves 65 29 32 4 0.475 7.5
Lotte Orions 65 23 36 6 0.390 11.0 6 Nankai Hawks 65 26 37 2 0.413 11.5

In the playoffs, the Seibu Lions, winners of the first-half, defeated the second-half winners, the Nippon Ham Fighters, 3 games to 1.

In the Nippon Series, the Seibu Lions (PL) defeated the Chunichi Dragons (CL), 4 games to 2. The winning manager was Tatsuro Hirooka and the series MVP was Osamu Higashio.

[edit] Award Winners

The winner of the 1982 Sawamura Award was Manabu Kitabeppu of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. He had a 20 - 8 win-loss record, 184 strikeouts, and a 2.43 ERA in 267.1 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 Takayoshi Nakao Chunichi Dragons C 394 47 111 18 47 7 .282 .325 .459 Did not pitch
PL Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions 2B 462 86 150 32 99 8 .325 .428 .606 Did not pitch
Rookie of the Year CL Tsunemi Tsuda Hiroshima Toyo Carp P 54 2 5 1 4 0 .093 .093 .148 11 - 6 0 166.2 166 28 45 114 3.89
PL Daijiro Oishi Kintetsu Buffaloes 2B 492 86 135 12 41 47 .274 .347 .384 Did not pitch

[edit] Best Nine

The following players were part of the 1982 Best Nine teams.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Manabu Kitabeppu Hiroshima Toyo Carp P Mikio Kudo Nippon Ham Fighters
Takayoshi Nakao Chunichi Dragons C Shinji Nakazawa Hankyu Braves
Kenichi Yazawa Chunichi Dragons 1B Junichi Kashiwabara Nippon Ham Fighters
Kazunori Shinozuka Yomiuri Giants 2B Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions
Masayuki Kakefu Hanshin Tigers 3B Steve Ontiveros Seibu Lions
Masaru Uno Chunichi Dragons SS Hiromichi Ishige Seibu Lions
Keiji Nagasaki Yokohama Taiyo Whales OF Hiromasa Arai Nankai Hawks
Yasushi Tao Chunichi Dragons Yutaka Fukumoto Hankyu Braves
Koji Yamamoto Hiroshima Toyo Carp Shigeru Kurihashi Kintetsu Buffaloes
DH Tony Solaita Nippon Ham Fighters

[edit] Diamond Gloves

The following players were the recipients of the Diamond Glove Award in 1982.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Takashi Nishimoto Yomiuri Giants P Hisashi Yamada Hankyu Braves
Takayoshi Nakao Chunichi Dragons C Tatsuo Omiya Nippon Ham Fighters
Kiyoshi Nakahata Yomiuri Giants 1B Junichi Kashiwabara Nippon Ham Fighters
Kazunori Shinozuka Yomiuri Giants 2B Daijiro Oishi Kintetsu Buffaloes
Masayuki Kakefu Hanshin Tigers 3B Hideo Furuya Nippon Ham Fighters
Daisuke Yamashita Yokohama Taiyo Whales SS Hiromichi Ishige Seibu Lions
Ken Hirano Chunichi Dragons OF Yutaka Fukumoto Hankyu Braves
Terufumi Kitamura Hanshin Tigers Koji Minoda Hankyu Braves
Tadashige Matsumoto Yomiuri Giants Makoto Shimada Nippon Ham Fighters

[edit] High School Baseball

The 64th National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 3466 schools competing for 49 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Ikeda High School (Tokushima) defeated Hiroshima High School (Hiroshima) by a score of 12 - 2.

The 54th National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 30 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game PL Gakuen High School (Osaka) defeated Nisho Gakushadaifu High School (Tokyo) by a score of 15 - 2.

[edit] University Baseball

[edit] All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series

The 1982 All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series featured 15 schools competing in the tournament at Meiji-Jingu Stadium. In the championship game Hosei University defeated Toyo University by a score of 3 - 2.

[edit] Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention

In the Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention Tokai University defeated Osaka University of Commerce.

[edit] Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

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

[edit] Tohto University Base Ball League

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

[edit] Kansai 6 University Baseball League

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

[edit] International Baseball

In the second World Junior Championship AAA in the United States, the Japanese national baseball team won a silver medal. At the twelfth Haarlemse Honkbalweek in Haarlem, the Netherlands, a Japanese team, Mitsubishi Japan, placed fourth. At the twenty-seventh Baseball World Cup in South Korea, the Japanese national baseball team won a silver medal.

[edit] Japanese Players in Other Countries

[edit] Hall of Fame

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

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