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1986 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)
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 130 73 46 11 0.604 0.0 511 420 0.254 2.89 Junro Anan
Yomiuri Giants 130 75 48 7 0.604 0.0 600 437 0.270 3.12 Sadaharu Oh
Hanshin Tigers 130 60 60 10 0.500 13.5 574 536 0.271 3.69 Yoshio Yoshida
Yokohama Taiyo Whales 130 56 69 5 0.450 20.0 482 547 0.264 3.81 Sadao Kondo
Chunichi Dragons 130 54 67 9 0.450 20.0 432 519 0.242 3.70 Kazuhiro Yamauchi
Yakult Swallows 130 49 77 4 0.392 27.5 480 620 0.252 4.27 Masayuki Dobashi

[edit] Pacific League

Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Seibu Lions 130 68 49 13 0.573 0.0 647 514 0.281 3.69 Masahiko Mori
Kintetsu Buffaloes 130 66 52 12 0.554 2.5 611 622 0.271 4.34 Isami Okamoto
Hankyu Braves 130 63 57 10 0.523 6.5 631 576 0.277 4.11 Toshiharu Ueda
Lotte Orions 130 57 64 9 0.473 13.0 622 609 0.281 4.34 Kazuhisa Inao
Nippon Ham Fighters 130 57 65 8 0.469 13.5 548 571 0.262 4.10 Shigeru Takada
Nankai Hawks 130 49 73 8 0.408 21.5 459 626 0.251 4.46 Tadashi Sugiura

[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 .389 Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions .360
Runs Warren Cromartie Yomiuri Giants 99 Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions 98
Hits Carlos Ponce Yokohama Taiyo Whales 159 Hiromasa Arai Kintetsu Buffaloes 184
Doubles Yutaka Takagi Yokohama Taiyo Whales 37 Hiromasa Arai
Hiromi Matsunaga
Kintetsu Buffaloes
Hankyu Braves
31
Triples Tadashi Matsumoto Yomiuri Giants 8 Daijiro Oishi Kintetsu Buffaloes 12
Home Runs Randy Bass Hanshin Tigers 47 Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions 50
Runs Batted In Randy Bass Hanshin Tigers 109 Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions 116
Stolen Bases Ken Hirano
Kaname Yashiki
Chunichi Dragons
Yokohama Taiyo Whales
48 Norifumi Nishimura Lotte Orions 36
Walks Randy Bass Hanshin Tigers 82 Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions 101

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Central League Pacific League
Leader Team Number Leader Team Number
ERA Manabu Kitabeppu Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2.43 Yoshinori Sato Hankyu Braves 2.83
Wins Manabu Kitabeppu Hiroshima Toyo Carp 18 Hisanobu Watanabe Seibu Lions 16
Losses Takao Obana Yakult Swallows 17 Takanori Yamauchi Nankai Hawks 18
Saves Akio Saito Yokohama Taiyo Whales 23 Takaaki Ishimoto Kintetsu Buffaloes 32
Save Points Akio Saito Yokohama Taiyo Whales 28 Takaaki Ishimoto Kintetsu Buffaloes 40
Innings Pitched Kazuhiko Endo Yokohama Taiyo Whales 233.0 Hisanobu Watanabe Seibu Lions 219.2
Appearances Kiyooki Nakanishi Hanshin Tigers 61 Takaaki Ishimoto Kintetsu Buffaloes 64
Hits Allowed Kazuhiko Endo Yokohama Taiyo Whales 242 Takanori Yamauchi Nankai Hawks 251
Home Runs Allowed Kazuhiko Endo Yokohama Taiyo Whales 29 Kazuyoshi Ono Kintetsu Buffaloes 41
Strikeouts Kazuhiko Endo Yokohama Taiyo Whales 185 Hisanobu Watanabe Seibu Lions 178
Base-on-Balls Hikaru Takano Yakult Swallows 75 Hisanobu Watanabe Seibu Lions 76

[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, 6 - 4. The second game was played at Osaka Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 4 - 3. The third game was played at Hiroshima Municipal Baseball Stadium and was won by the CL, 5 - 3.

[edit] Postseason

In the Nippon Series, the Seibu Lions (PL) defeated the Hiroshima Toyo Carp (CL), 4 games to 3 with one tie. The winning manager was Masahiko Mori and the series MVP was Kimiyasu Kudo.

[edit] Award Winners

The winner of the 1986 Sawamura Award was Manabu Kitabeppu of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. He had a 18 - 4 win-loss record, 123 strikeouts, and a 2.43 ERA in 230.0 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 Manabu Kitabeppu Hiroshima Toyo Carp P 78 3 9 0 1 0 .115 .148 .115 18 - 4 0 230.0 216 21 30 123 2.43
PL Hiromichi Ishige Seibu Lions SS 514 91 169 27 89 19 .329 .386 .531 Did not pitch
Rookie of the Year CL Hiroshi Nagatomi Hiroshima Toyo Carp P 40 4 12 0 6 0 .300 .317 .400 10 - 2 2 121.1 100 10 28 124 3.04
PL Kazuhiro Kiyohara Seibu Lions 1B 404 66 123 31 78 6 .304 .392 .584 Did not pitch

[edit] Best Nine

The following players were part of the 1986 Best Nine teams.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Manabu Kitabeppu Hiroshima Toyo Carp P Hisanobu Watanabe Seibu Lions
Mitsuo Tatsukawa Hiroshima Toyo Carp C Tsutomu Ito Seibu Lions
Randy Bass Hanshin Tigers 1B Boomer Wells Hankyu Braves
Kazunori Shinozuka Yomiuri Giants 2B Hatsuhiko Tsuji Seibu Lions
Leon Lee Yakult Swallows 3B Hiromitsu Ochiai Lotte Orions
Yoshihiko Takahashi Hiroshima Toyo Carp SS Hiromichi Ishige Seibu Lions
Warren Cromartie Yomiuri Giants OF Koji Akiyama Seibu Lions
Koji Yamamoto Hiroshima Toyo Carp Hiromasa Arai Kintetsu Buffaloes
Sadaaki Yoshimura Yomiuri Giants Masashi Yokota Lotte Orions
DH Kazuhiko Ishimine Hankyu Braves

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players were the recipients of the Gold Glove Award in 1986.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Manabu Kitabeppu Hiroshima Toyo Carp P Osamu Higashio Seibu Lions
Mitsuo Tatsukawa Hiroshima Toyo Carp C Tsutomu Ito Seibu Lions
Kiyoshi Nakahata Yomiuri Giants 1B Boomer Wells Hankyu Braves
Kazunori Shinozuka Yomiuri Giants 2B Hatsuhiko Tsuji Seibu Lions
Sachio Kinugasa Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3B Hideo Furuya Nippon Ham Fighters
Katsuo Hirata Hanshin Tigers SS Hiromichi Ishige Seibu Lions
Ken Hirano Chunichi Dragons OF Yoshihiro Nishioka Seibu Lions
Kiyoyuki Nagashima Hiroshima Toyo Carp Kazunori Yamamoto Nankai Hawks
Kaname Yashiki Yokohama Taiyo Whales Masafumi Yamamori Hankyu Braves

[edit] High School Baseball

The 68th National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 3847 schools competing for 49 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Tenri Koukou (Nara) defeated Matsuyama High School (Ehime) by a score of 3 - 2.

The 58th National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 32 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Ikeda High School (Tokushima) defeated Utsunomiya South High School (Tochigi) by a score of 7 - 1.

[edit] University Baseball

[edit] All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series

The 1986 All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series featured 16 schools competing in the tournament at Meiji-Jingu Stadium. In the championship game Toyo University defeated Ryutsu-Keizai University by a score of 9 - 2.

[edit] Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention

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

[edit] Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

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

[edit] Tohto University Base Ball League

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

[edit] Kansai 6 University Baseball League

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

[edit] International Baseball

The Major League All-Stars toured Japan in the fall of 1986. The touring team went 6 - 1 - 0 against Japanese competition.

At the twenty-ninth Baseball World Cup in Netherlands, the Japanese national baseball team placed fifth.

[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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