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1990 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 88 42 0 0.677 0.0 589 399 0.267 2.83 Motoshi Fujita
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 132 66 64 2 0.508 22.0 570 528 0.267 3.57 Koji Yamamoto
Yokohama Taiyo Whales 133 64 66 3 0.492 24.0 546 563 0.266 3.94 Yutaka Sudo
Chunichi Dragons 131 62 68 1 0.477 26.0 573 603 0.264 4.26 Senichi Hoshino
Yakult Swallows 130 58 72 0 0.446 30.0 529 609 0.257 4.24 Katsuya Nomura
Hanshin Tigers 130 52 78 0 0.400 36.0 550 655 0.252 4.58 Katsuhiro Nakamura

[edit] Pacific League

Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Seibu Lions 130 81 45 4 0.638 0.0 634 487 0.263 3.48 Masahiko Mori
Orix Braves 130 69 57 4 0.546 12.0 690 619 0.271 4.30 Toshiharu Ueda
Kintetsu Buffaloes 130 67 60 3 0.527 14.5 678 638 0.275 4.34 Akira Ogi
Nippon Ham Fighters 130 66 63 1 0.512 16.5 570 542 0.263 3.68 Sadao Kondo
Lotte Orions 130 57 71 2 0.446 25.0 571 633 0.262 4.22 Masaichi Kaneda
Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 130 41 85 4 0.331 40.0 522 757 0.251 5.56 Koichi Tabuchi

[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 Jim Paciorek Yokohama Taiyo Whales .346 Norifumi Nishimura Lotte Orions .338
Runs Hiromitsu Ochiai Chunichi Dragons 93 Hiromi Matsunaga Orix Braves 103
Hits Kenjiro Nomura Hiroshima Toyo Carp 170 Mitsuru Fujiwara Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 154
Doubles Jim Paciorek Yokohama Taiyo Whales 36 Makoto Sasaki Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 33
Triples Kenjiro Nomura Hiroshima Toyo Carp 8 Daijiro Oishi
Norihito Yamashita
Kintetsu Buffaloes
Lotte Orions
6
Home Runs Hiromitsu Ochiai Chunichi Dragons 34 Orestes Destrade Seibu Lions 42
Runs Batted In Hiromitsu Ochiai Chunichi Dragons 102 Orestes Destrade
Kazuhiko Ishimine
Seibu Lions
Orix Braves
106
Stolen Bases Koichi Ogata Yomiuri Giants 33 Koji Akiyama Seibu Lions 51
Walks Hiromitsu Ochiai Chunichi Dragons 100 Kazuhiro Kiyohara Seibu Lions 105

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Central League Pacific League
Leader Team Number Leader Team Number
ERA Masaki Saito Yomiuri Giants 2.17 Hideo Nomo Kintetsu Buffaloes 2.91
Wins Masaki Saito Yomiuri Giants 20 Hideo Nomo
Hisanobu Watanabe
Kintetsu Buffaloes
Seibu Lions
18
Losses Kazuhisa Kawaguchi
Kenjiro Kawasaki
Koji Nakata
Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Yakult Swallows
Hanshin Tigers
13 Katsuyoshi Murata Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 15
Saves Tsuyoshi Yoda Chunichi Dragons 31 Yoshitaka Katori Seibu Lions 24
Save Points Tsuyoshi Yoda Chunichi Dragons 35 Yoshitaka Katori Seibu Lions 27
Innings Pitched Masaki Saito Yomiuri Giants 224.0 Hideo Nomo Kintetsu Buffaloes 235.0
Appearances Yasuo Kubo Hanshin Tigers 55 Kaname Aoi Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 49
Hits Allowed Kenjiro Kawasaki Yakult Swallows 194 Hisanobu Watanabe Seibu Lions 206
Home Runs Allowed Kazuhisa Kawaguchi
Kenjiro Kawasaki
Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Yakult Swallows
26 Nobuyuki Hoshino
Hideyuki Awano
Orix BlueWave
Kintetsu Buffaloes
33
Strikeouts Masao Kida Yomiuri Giants 182 Hideo Nomo Kintetsu Buffaloes 287
Base-on-Balls Kazuhisa Kawaguchi Hiroshima Toyo Carp 87 Hideo Nomo Kintetsu Buffaloes 109

[edit] All-Star Game

The NPB All-Star Game featured two games and was won by the Pacific League two games to none. The first game was played at Yokohama Stadium and was won by the PL, 7 - 0. The second game was played at Heiwadai Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 12 - 7.

[edit] Postseason

In the Nippon Series, the Seibu Lions (PL) defeated the Yomiuri Giants (CL), 4 games to 0. The winning manager was Masahiko Mori and the series MVP was Orestes Destrade.

[edit] Award Winners

The winner of the 1990 Sawamura Award was Hideo Nomo of the Kintetsu Buffaloes. He had a 18 - 8 win-loss record, 287 strikeouts, and a 2.91 ERA in 235.0 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 Masaki Saito Yomiuri Giants P 74 5 18 0 5 0 .243 .300 .284 20 - 5 0 224.0 177 17 52 146 2.17
PL Hideo Nomo Kintetsu Buffaloes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .--- .--- .--- 18 - 8 0 235.0 178 18 109 287 2.91
Rookie of the Year CL Tsuyoshi Yoda Chunichi Dragons P 15 1 1 0 1 0 .067 .125 .067 4 - 5 31 88.1 64 10 28 70 3.26
PL Hideo Nomo Kintetsu Buffaloes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .--- .--- .--- 18 - 8 0 235.0 178 18 109 287 2.91

[edit] Best Nine

The following players were part of the 1990 Best Nine teams.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Masaki Saito Yomiuri Giants P Hideo Nomo Kintetsu Buffaloes
Shinichi Murata Yomiuri Giants C Tsutomu Ito Seibu Lions
Hiromitsu Ochiai Chunichi Dragons 1B Kazuhiro Kiyohara Seibu Lions
Yutaka Takagi Yokohama Taiyo Whales 2B Daijiro Oishi Kintetsu Buffaloes
Vance Law Chunichi Dragons 3B Hiromi Matsunaga Orix Braves
Takahiro Ikeyama Yakult Swallows SS Yukio Tanaka Nippon Ham Fighters
Tatsunori Hara Yomiuri Giants OF Koji Akiyama Seibu Lions
Katsumi Hirosawa Yakult Swallows Kazuhiko Ishimine Orix Braves
Carlos Ponce Yokohama Taiyo Whales Norifumi Nishimura Lotte Orions
DH Orestes Destrade Seibu Lions

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players were the recipients of the Gold Glove Award in 1990.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Masaki Saito Yomiuri Giants P Hisanobu Watanabe Seibu Lions
Atsuya Furuta Yakult Swallows C Tsutomu Ito Seibu Lions
Norihiro Komada Yomiuri Giants 1B Kazuhiro Kiyohara Seibu Lions
Kozo Shoda Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2B Hatsuhiko Tsuji Seibu Lions
Kaoru Okazaki Yomiuri Giants 3B Hiromi Matsunaga Orix Braves
Masahiro Kawai Yomiuri Giants SS Yukio Tanaka Nippon Ham Fighters
Toshikatsu Hikono Chunichi Dragons OF Koji Akiyama Seibu Lions
Kenichi Yamazaki Yokohama Taiyo Whales Ken Hirano Seibu Lions
Masao Yanada Yakult Swallows Norifumi Nishimura Lotte Orions

[edit] High School Baseball

The 72nd National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 4027 schools competing for 49 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Tenri Koukou (Nara) defeated Okinawa Suisan High School (Okinawa) by a score of 1 - 0.

The 62nd National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 32 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Honda High School (Osaka) defeated Nitta High School (Ehime) by a score of 5 - 2.

[edit] University Baseball

[edit] All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series

The 1990 All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series featured 17 schools competing in the tournament at Meiji-Jingu Stadium. In the championship game Asia University defeated Tohoku Fukushi University by a score of 2 - 1.

[edit] Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention

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

[edit] Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

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

[edit] Tohto University Base Ball League

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

[edit] Kansai 6 University Baseball League

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

[edit] International Baseball

The Major League All-Stars toured Japan in the fall of 1990. The touring team went 3 - 4 - 1 against Japanese competition.

At the thirty-first Baseball World Cup in Canada, the Japanese national baseball team placed fifth.

[edit] Japanese Players in Other Countries

Italics indicate a Major League appearance

[edit] Hall of Fame

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

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