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1984 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)
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 130 75 45 10 0.615 0.0 635 494 0.274 3.37 Takeshi Koba
Chunichi Dragons 130 73 49 8 0.592 3.0 641 551 0.282 3.82 Kazuhiro Yamauchi
Yomiuri Giants 130 67 54 9 0.550 8.5 637 517 0.268 3.66 Sadaharu Oh
Hanshin Tigers 130 53 69 8 0.438 23.0 563 637 0.264 4.46 Motoo Ando
Yakult Swallows 130 51 71 8 0.423 25.0 530 653 0.264 4.76 Shiro Takegami, Masayuki Dobashi
Yokohama Taiyo Whales 130 46 77 7 0.381 30.5 484 638 0.263 4.55 Junzo Sekine

[edit] Pacific League

Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Hankyu Braves 130 75 45 10 0.615 0.0 671 510 0.272 3.72 Toshiharu Ueda
Lotte Orions 130 64 51 15 0.550 8.5 632 602 0.275 4.22 Kazuhisa Inao
Seibu Lions 130 62 61 7 0.504 14.5 593 565 0.256 4.10 Tatsuro Hirooka
Kintetsu Buffaloes 130 58 61 11 0.488 16.5 609 647 0.257 4.36 Isami Okamoto
Nankai Hawks 130 53 65 12 0.454 21.0 633 697 0.269 4.89 Yoshio Anabuki
Nippon Ham Fighters 130 44 73 13 0.388 29.5 571 688 0.259 4.98 Keiji Osawa, Yoshinobu Uemura

[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 Kazunori Shinozuka Yomiuri Giants .334 Boomer Wells Hankyu Braves .355
Runs Yoshihiko Takahashi Hiroshima Toyo Carp 97 Daijiro Oishi Kintetsu Buffaloes 97
Hits Yasushi Tao
Kenichi Yazawa
Chunichi Dragons
Chunichi Dragons
166 Boomer Wells Hankyu Braves 173
Doubles Toshio Shinozuka Yomiuri Giants 35 Tommy Cruz Nippon Ham Fighters 36
Triples Tadashi Matsumoto Yomiuri Giants 7 Hiromi Matsunaga Hankyu Braves 6
Home Runs Masayuki Kakefu
Masaru Uno
Hanshin Tigers
Chunichi Dragons
37 Boomer Wells Hankyu Braves 37
Runs Batted In Sachio Kinugasa Hiroshima Toyo Carp 102 Boomer Wells Hankyu Braves 130
Stolen Bases Yutaka Takagi Yokohama Taiyo Whales 56 Daijiro Oishi Kintetsu Buffaloes 46
Walks Masayuki Kakefu Hanshin Tigers 102 Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions 98

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Central League Pacific League
Leader Team Number Leader Team Number
ERA Seiji Kobayashi Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2.20 Yutaro Imai Hankyu Braves 2.93
Wins Kazuhiko Endo Yokohama Taiyo Whales 17 Yutaro Imai Hankyu Braves 21
Losses Kazuhiko Endo Yokohama Taiyo Whales 17 Osamu Higashio Seibu Lions 14
Saves Kazuhiko Ushijima Chunichi Dragons 29 Yasujiro Suzuki Kintetsu Buffaloes 18
Save Points Kazuyuki Yamamoto Hanshin Tigers 34 Yukihiko Yamaoki Hankyu Braves 25
Innings Pitched Kazuhiko Endo Yokohama Taiyo Whales 276.2 Osamu Higashio Seibu Lions 241.1
Appearances Osamu Fukuma Hanshin Tigers 77 Tamotsu Nagai
Yukihiko Yamaoki
Seibu Lions
Hankyu Braves
48
Hits Allowed Kazuhiko Endo Yokohama Taiyo Whales 255 Takanori Yamauchi Nankai Hawks 248
Home Runs Allowed Kazuhiko Endo Yokohama Taiyo Whales 39 Isamu Kida Nippon Ham Fighters 34
Strikeouts Kazuhiko Endo Yokohama Taiyo Whales 208 Yoshinori Sato Hankyu Braves 136
Base-on-Balls Hikaru Takano Yakult Swallows 82 Yoshinori Sato Hankyu Braves 106

[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 Korakuen Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 14 - 5. The second game was played at Koshien Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 6 - 5. The third game was played at Nagoya Stadium and was won by the CL, 4 - 1.

[edit] Postseason

In the Nippon Series, the Hiroshima Toyo Carp (CL) defeated the Hankyu Braves (PL), 4 games to 3. The winning manager was Takeshi Koba and the series MVP was Kiyoyuki Nagashima.

[edit] Award Winners

There was no winner of the 1984 Sawamura Award.

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 Sachio Kinugasa Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3B 490 79 161 31 102 11 .329 .373 .576 Did not pitch
PL Boomer Wells Hankyu Braves 1B 482 82 171 37 130 2 .355 .421 .641 Did not pitch
Rookie of the Year CL Takehiko Kobayakawa Hiroshima Toyo Carp 1B 375 50 105 16 59 8 .280 .344 .459 Did not pitch
PL Hiromasa Fujita Hankyu Braves C 289 45 83 22 69 3 .287 .343 .557 Did not pitch

[edit] Best Nine

The following players were part of the 1984 Best Nine teams.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Kazuo Yamane Hiroshima Toyo Carp P Yutaro Imai Hankyu Braves
Mitsuo Tatsukawa Hiroshima Toyo Carp C Hiromasa Fujita Hankyu Braves
Kenichi Yazawa Chunichi Dragons 1B Boomer Wells Hankyu Braves
Kazunori Shinozuka Yomiuri Giants 2B Daijiro Oishi Kintetsu Buffaloes
Sachio Kinugasa Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3B Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions
Masaru Uno Chunichi Dragons SS Keijiro Yumioka Hankyu Braves
Tsutomu Wakamatsu Yakult Swallows OF Tommy Cruz Nippon Ham Fighters
Koji Yamamoto Hiroshima Toyo Carp Koji Minoda Hankyu Braves
Ryuzo Yamasaki Hiroshima Toyo Carp Hideaki Takazawa Lotte Orions
DH Leron Lee Lotte Orions

[edit] Diamond Gloves

The following players were the recipients of the Diamond Glove Award in 1984.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Takashi Nishimoto Yomiuri Giants P Osamu Higashio Seibu Lions
Mitsuo Tatsukawa Hiroshima Toyo Carp C Hiromasa Fujita Hankyu Braves
Kiyoshi Nakahata Yomiuri Giants 1B Koji Yamamoto Lotte Orions
Kazunori Shinozuka Yomiuri Giants 2B Daijiro Oishi Kintetsu Buffaloes
Sachio Kinugasa Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3B Hiromi Matsunaga Hankyu Braves
Katsuo Hirata Hanshin Tigers SS Keijiro Yumioka Hankyu Braves
Kiyoyuki Nagashima Hiroshima Toyo Carp OF Koji Minoda Hankyu Braves
Ryuzo Yamasaki Hiroshima Toyo Carp Makoto Shimada Nippon Ham Fighters
Kaname Yashiki Yokohama Taiyo Whales Hideaki Takazawa Lotte Orions

[edit] High School Baseball

The 66th National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 3705 schools competing for 49 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Toride Number Two High School (Ibaraki) defeated PL Gakuen (Osaka) by a score of 8 - 4.

The 56th National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 32 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Iwakura High School (Tokyo) defeated PL Gakuen High School (Osaka) by a score of 1 - 1.

[edit] University Baseball

[edit] All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series

The 1984 All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series featured 16 schools competing in the tournament at Meiji-Jingu Stadium. In the championship game Hosei University defeated Asia University by a score of 6 - 3.

[edit] Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention

In the Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention Komazawa University defeated Kinki University - School of Engineering.

[edit] Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

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

[edit] Tohto University Base Ball League

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

[edit] Kansai 6 University Baseball League

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

[edit] International Baseball

The Baltimore Orioles toured Japan in the fall of 1984. The touring team went 8 - 5 - 1 against Japanese competition.

At the twenty-eighth Baseball World Cup in Cuba, the Japanese national baseball team placed fourth. At the Olympic baseball demonstration event in Los Angeles, United States, the Japanese national baseball team won the tournament.


[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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