You Are Here > Baseball-Reference.com > Bullpen > 1989 in Japanese Baseball - BR Bullpen

1989 in Japanese Baseball

From BR Bullpen

Jump to: navigation, search
1989 in baseball
Cuban National League
Japanese baseball
American League
National League
<< 1988 1990 >>

1989 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)
Yomiuri Giants 130 84 44 2 0.654 0.0 520 358 0.264 2.56 Motoshi Fujita
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 130 73 51 6 0.585 9.0 510 431 0.271 3.01 Koji Yamamoto
Chunichi Dragons 130 68 59 3 0.535 15.5 538 524 0.256 3.68 Senichi Hoshino
Yakult Swallows 130 55 72 3 0.435 28.5 507 559 0.254 3.97 Junzo Sekine
Hanshin Tigers 130 54 75 1 0.419 30.5 497 580 0.257 4.15 Minoru Murayama
Yokohama Taiyo Whales 130 47 80 3 0.373 36.5 474 594 0.260 4.07 Takeshi Koba

[edit] Pacific League

Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Kintetsu Buffaloes 130 71 54 5 0.565 0.0 606 558 0.261 3.86 Akira Ogi
Orix Braves 130 72 55 3 0.565 0.0 665 616 0.278 4.26 Toshiharu Ueda
Seibu Lions 130 69 53 8 0.562 0.5 644 543 0.271 3.86 Masahiko Mori
Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 130 59 64 7 0.481 11.0 610 678 0.257 4.74 Tadashi Sugiura
Nippon Ham Fighters 130 54 73 3 0.427 18.0 527 571 0.266 4.20 Sadao Kondo
Lotte Orions 130 48 74 8 0.400 21.5 558 644 0.266 4.50 Michiyo Arito

[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 Warren Cromartie Yomiuri Giants .378 Boomer Wells Orix Braves .322
Runs Toshikatsu Hikono Chunichi Dragons 83 Hiromi Matsunaga Orix Braves 106
Hits Jim Paciorek Yokohama Taiyo Whales 172 Jim Traber Kintetsu Buffaloes 150
Doubles Warren Cromartie
Carlos Ponce
Yomiuri Giants
Yokohama Taiyo Whales
33 Takeshi Aiko Lotte Orions 34
Triples Kozo Shoda
Carlos Ponce
Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Yokohama Taiyo Whales
7 Ken Hirano Seibu Lions 7
Home Runs Larry Parrish Yakult Swallows 42 Ralph Bryant Kintetsu Buffaloes 49
Runs Batted In Hiromitsu Ochiai Chunichi Dragons 116 Boomer Wells Orix Braves 124
Stolen Bases Kozo Shoda Hiroshima Toyo Carp 34 Norifumi Nishimura Lotte Orions 42
Walks Hiromitsu Ochiai Chunichi Dragons 75 Hiromichi Ishige Seibu Lions 98

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Central League Pacific League
Leader Team Number Leader Team Number
ERA Masaki Saito Yomiuri Giants 1.62 Choji Murata Lotte Orions 2.50
Wins Masaaki Saito
Takashi Nishimoto
Yomiuri Giants
Chunichi Dragons
20 Hideyuki Awano Kintetsu Buffaloes 19
Losses Hisao Niura
Kazuhiko Daimon
Yokohama Taiyo Whales
Yokohama Taiyo Whales
13 Katsuo So Lotte Orions 15
Saves Tsunemi Tsuda Hiroshima Toyo Carp 28 Yuji Inoue Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 21
Save Points Tsunemi Tsuda Hiroshima Toyo Carp 40 Yuji Inoue Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 27
Innings Pitched Masumi Kuwata Yomiuri Giants 249.0 Hideyuki Awano Kintetsu Buffaloes 235.2
Appearances Makoto Kito Hiroshima Toyo Carp 61 Yuji Inoue Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 57
Hits Allowed Takashi Nishimoto Chunichi Dragons 231 Hisanobu Watanabe Seibu Lions 210
Home Runs Allowed Manabu Kitabeppu
Hiroshi Nagatomi
Takashi Nishimoto
Kazuhiko Endo
Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Chunichi Dragons
Yokohama Taiyo Whales
22 Hisanobu Watanabe Seibu Lions 34
Strikeouts Kazuhisa Kawaguchi Hiroshima Toyo Carp 192 Hideyuki Awano Kintetsu Buffaloes 183
Base-on-Balls Hisao Niura Yokohama Taiyo Whales 75 Katsuo So Lotte Orions 112

[edit] All-Star Game

The NPB All-Star Game featured two games and was a tie, one game to one. The first game was played at Meiji Jingu Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 6 - 0. The second game was played at Fujiidera Baseball Stadium and was won by the CL, 4 - 1.

[edit] Postseason

In the Nippon Series, the Yomiuri Giants (CL) defeated the Kintetsu Buffaloes (PL), 4 games to 3. The Buffaloes won the first three games, but the Giants rallied back to take the series. The winning manager was Motoshi Fujita and the series MVP was Norihiro Komada.

[edit] Award Winners

The winner of the 1989 Sawamura Award was Masaki Saito of the Yomiuri Giants. He had a 20 - 7 win-loss record, 182 strikeouts, and a 1.62 ERA in 245.0 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 Warren Cromartie Yomiuri Giants OF 439 70 166 15 72 7 .378 .449 .560 Did not pitch
PL Ralph Bryant Kintetsu Buffaloes OF 494 91 140 49 121 5 .283 .377 .628 Did not pitch
Rookie of the Year CL Kenji Tomashino Yakult Swallows 2B 429 57 113 5 27 32 .263 .334 .352 Did not pitch
PL Tsutomu Sakai Orix Braves P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 9 - 7 9 154.2 141 25 49 118 3.61

[edit] Best Nine

The following players were part of the 1989 Best Nine teams.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Masaki Saito Yomiuri Giants P Hideyuki Awano Kintetsu Buffaloes
Takayoshi Nakao Yomiuri Giants C Kazuhiko Yamashita Kintetsu Buffaloes
Larry Parrish Yakult Swallows 1B Boomer Wells Orix Braves
Kozo Shoda Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2B Hatsuhiko Tsuji Seibu Lions
Hiromitsu Ochiai Chunichi Dragons 3B Hiromi Matsunaga Orix Braves
Takahiro Ikeyama Yakult Swallows SS Norio Tanabe Seibu Lions
Warren Cromartie Yomiuri Giants OF Koji Akiyama Seibu Lions
Toshikatsu Hikono Chunichi Dragons Ralph Bryant Kintetsu Buffaloes
Kenichi Yamazaki Yokohama Taiyo Whales Yasuo Fujii Orix Braves
DH Hiromitsu Kadota Orix Braves

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players were the recipients of the Gold Glove Award in 1989.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Takashi Nishimoto Chunichi Dragons P Hideyuki Awano Kintetsu Buffaloes
Takayoshi Nakao Yomiuri Giants C Satoshi Nakajima Orix Braves
Norihiro Komada Yomiuri Giants 1B Takeshi Aiko Lotte Orions
Kozo Shoda Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2B Hatsuhiko Tsuji Seibu Lions
Wade Rowdon Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3B Hiromi Matsunaga Orix Braves
Masahiro Kawai Yomiuri Giants SS Norio Tanabe Seibu Lions
Toshikatsu Hikono Chunichi Dragons OF Koji Akiyama Seibu Lions
Hideki Kuriyama Yakult Swallows Ken Hirano Seibu Lions
Kenichi Yamazaki Yokohama Taiyo Whales Atsuhiro Motonishi Orix Braves

[edit] High School Baseball

The 71st National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 3990 schools competing for 49 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Teikyou Koukou (East Tokyo) defeated Sendai Ikuei (Miyagi) by a score of 2 - 0.

The 61st National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 32 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Higashikuni High School (Aichi) defeated Uenomiya High School (Osaka) by a score of 3 - 2.

[edit] University Baseball

[edit] All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series

The 1989 All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series featured 17 schools competing in the tournament at Green Stadium Kobe. In the championship game Kinki University defeated Senshu University by a score of 10 - 7.

[edit] Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention

In the Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention Kinki University defeated Rikkyo University.

[edit] Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

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

[edit] Tohto University Base Ball League

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

[edit] Kansai 6 University Baseball League

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

[edit] International Baseball

In the ninth Intercontinental Cup in Puerto Rico, 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:

Japanese Baseball Seasons

Pre-Professional Era
1800s · 1900s · 1910s
Early Professional Era
1920 · 1921 · 1922 · 1923 · 1924 · 1925 · 1926 · 1927 · 1928 · 1929
1930 · 1931 · 1932 · 1933 · 1934 · 1935
One League Era
1936 · 1937 · 1938 · 1939
1940 · 1941 · 1942 · 1943 · 1944 · 1945 · 1946 · 1947 · 1948 · 1949
Two League Era
1950 · 1951 · 1952 · 1953 · 1954 · 1955 · 1956 · 1957 · 1958 · 1959
1960 · 1961 · 1962 · 1963 · 1964 · 1965 · 1966 · 1967 · 1968 · 1969
1970 · 1971 · 1972 · 1973 · 1974 · 1975 · 1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979
1980 · 1981 · 1982 · 1983 · 1984 · 1985 · 1986 · 1987 · 1988 · 1989
1990 · 1991 · 1992 · 1993 · 1994 · 1995 · 1996 · 1997 · 1998 · 1999
2000 · 2001 · 2002 · 2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009
2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014

Personal tools