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1985 in Japanese baseball

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[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)
Hanshin Tigers 130 74 49 7 0.596 0.0 731 593 0.285 4.16 Yoshio Yoshida
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 130 68 57 5 0.542 7.0 615 570 0.271 4.13 Takeshi Koba
Yomiuri Giants 130 61 60 9 0.504 12.0 616 562 0.279 3.96 Sadaharu Oh
Yokohama Taiyo Whales 130 57 61 12 0.485 14.5 589 653 0.267 4.59 Sadao Kondo
Chunichi Dragons 130 56 61 13 0.481 15.0 537 596 0.265 4.08 Kazuhiro Yamauchi
Yakult Swallows 130 46 74 10 0.392 26.5 550 664 0.264 4.75 Masayuki Dobashi

[edit] Pacific League

Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Seibu Lions 130 79 45 6 0.631 0.0 655 543 0.272 3.82 Tatsuro Hirooka
Lotte Orions 130 64 60 6 0.515 15.0 720 711 0.287 4.80 Kazuhisa Inao
Kintetsu Buffaloes 130 63 60 7 0.512 15.5 678 731 0.272 5.10 Isami Okamoto
Hankyu Braves 130 64 61 5 0.512 15.5 758 698 0.274 4.98 Toshiharu Ueda
Nippon Ham Fighters 130 53 65 12 0.454 23.0 636 627 0.265 4.36 Shigeru Takada
Nankai Hawks 130 44 76 10 0.377 33.0 603 740 0.260 5.05 Yoshio Anabuki

[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 Randy Bass Hanshin Tigers .350 Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions .367
Runs Akinobu Mayumi Hanshin Tigers 108 Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions 118
Hits Randy Bass Hanshin Tigers 176 Boomer Wells Hankyu Braves 173
Doubles Warren Cromartie Yomiuri Giants 34 Boomer Wells
Hiromi Matsunaga
Hiromichi Ishige
Hankyu Braves
Hankyu Braves
Seibu Lions
26
Triples Yutaka Takagi
Kaname Yashiki
Ken Hirano
Hirokazu Kato
Seiji Uekawa
Yokohama Taiyo Whales
Yokohama Taiyo Whales
Chunichi Dragons
Yokohama Taiyo Whales
Chunichi Dragons
5 Norifumi Nishimura Lotte Orions 9
Home Runs Randy Bass Hanshin Tigers 54 Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions 52
Runs Batted In Randy Bass Hanshin Tigers 134 Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions 146
Stolen Bases Yoshihiko Takahashi Hiroshima Toyo Carp 73 Hiromi Matsunaga Hankyu Braves 38
Walks Masayuki Kakefu Hanshin Tigers 94 Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions 101

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Central League Pacific League
Leader Team Number Leader Team Number
ERA Tatsuo Komatsu Chunichi Dragons 2.65 Kimiyasu Kudoh Seibu Lions 2.76
Wins Tatsuo Komatsu Chunichi Dragons 17 Yoshinori Sato Hankyu Braves 21
Losses Kenichi Kajima Yakult Swallows 17 Shuji Fujimoto Nankai Hawks 17
Saves Kiyooki Nakanishi Hanshin Tigers 19 Yasujiro Suzuki Kintetsu Buffaloes 12
Save Points Kiyooki Nakanishi Hanshin Tigers 30 Takaaki Ishimoto Kintetsu Buffaloes 26
Innings Pitched Genji Kaku Chunichi Dragons 230.1 Yoshinori Sato Hankyu Braves 260.1
Appearances Kiyooki Nakanishi Hanshin Tigers 63 Takaaki Ishimoto Kintetsu Buffaloes 70
Hits Allowed Takao Obana Yakult Swallows 229 Yoshinori Sato Hankyu Braves 279
Home Runs Allowed Genji Kaku Chunichi Dragons 38 Hisashi Yamada Hankyu Braves 42
Strikeouts Tatsuo Komatsu Chunichi Dragons 172 Yoshinori Sato Hankyu Braves 188
Base-on-Balls Rich Gale Hanshin Tigers 84 Yoshinori Sato Hankyu Braves 105

[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 Meiji Jingu Baseball Stadium and was won by the CL, 2 - 0. The second game was played at Kawasaki Baseball Stadium and was won by the CL, 6 - 5. The third game was played at Fujiidera Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 10 - 2.

[edit] Postseason

In the Nippon Series, the Hanshin Tigers (CL) defeated the Seibu Lions (PL), 4 games to 2. The long suffering torakichi finally see their team win its first Nippon Series, and the Tiger's first title after 38 years. The winning manager was Yoshio Yoshida and the series MVP was Randy Bass.

[edit] Award Winners

The winner of the 1985 Sawamura Award was Tatsuo Komatsu of the Chunichi Dragons. He had a 17 - 8 win-loss record, 172 strikeouts, and a 2.66 ERA in 210.1 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 Randy Bass Hanshin Tigers 1B 497 100 174 54 134 1 .350 .428 .718 Did not pitch
PL Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions 3B 460 118 169 52 146 5 .367 .481 .763 Did not pitch
Rookie of the Year CL Jun Kawabata Hiroshima Toyo Carp P 46 7 15 0 2 1 .326 .347 .348 11 - 7 7 162.0 127 15 72 109 2.72
PL Terumitsu Kumano Hankyu Braves OF 386 74 114 14 60 13 .295 .369 .479 Did not pitch

[edit] Best Nine

The following players were part of the 1985 Best Nine teams.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Tatsuo Komatsu Chunichi Dragons P Osamu Higashio Seibu Lions
Yukio Yaegashi Yakult Swallows C Tsutomu Ito Seibu Lions
Randy Bass Hanshin Tigers 1B Dick Davis Kintetsu Buffaloes
Akinobu Okada Hanshin Tigers 2B Norifumi Nishimura Lotte Orions
Masayuki Kakefu Hanshin Tigers 3B Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions
Yutaka Takagi Yokohama Taiyo Whales SS Hiromichi Ishige Seibu Lions
Akinobu Mayumi Hanshin Tigers OF Eiji Kanamori Seibu Lions
Toru Sugiura Yakult Swallows Terumitsu Kumano Hankyu Braves
Ryuzo Yamasaki Hiroshima Toyo Carp Masashi Yokota Lotte Orions
DH Leron Lee Lotte Orions

[edit] Diamond Gloves

The following players were the recipients of the Diamond Glove Award in 1985.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Takashi Nishimoto Yomiuri Giants P Osamu Higashio Seibu Lions
Katsuhiko Kido Hanshin Tigers C Tsutomu Ito Seibu Lions
Kiyoshi Nakahata Yomiuri Giants 1B Koji Yamamoto Lotte Orions
Akinobu Okada Hanshin Tigers 2B Norifumi Nishimura Lotte Orions
Masayuki Kakefu Hanshin Tigers 3B Hideo Furuya Nippon Ham Fighters
Katsuo Hirata Hanshin Tigers SS Hiromichi Ishige Seibu Lions
Ken Hirano Chunichi Dragons OF Eiji Kanamori Seibu Lions
Ryuzo Yamasaki Hiroshima Toyo Carp Koji Minoda Hankyu Braves
Kaname Yashiki Yokohama Taiyo Whales Makoto Shimada Nippon Ham Fighters

[edit] High School Baseball

The 67th National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 3791 schools competing for 49 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game PL Gakuen (Osaka) defeated Ube High School (Yamaguchi) by a score of 4 - 3.

The 57th National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 32 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Ino High School (Kochi) defeated Taikyo High School (Tokyo) by a score of 4 - 1.

[edit] University Baseball

[edit] All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series

The 1985 All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series featured 16 schools competing in the tournament at Meiji-Jingu Stadium. In the championship game Hosei University defeated Toyo University by a score of 4 - 1.

[edit] Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention

In the Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention Keio University defeated Aichi Institute of Technology.

[edit] Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

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

[edit] Tohto University Base Ball League

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

[edit] Kansai 6 University Baseball League

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

[edit] International Baseball

In the seventh Intercontinental Cup in Canada, 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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