1992 Nippon Series

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Introduction[edit]

The Teams[edit]

Seibu Lions[edit]

Managed by Masahiko Mori

Yakult Swallows[edit]

Managed by Katsuya Nomura

The Games[edit]

Game 1[edit]

October 17 at 12:33 PM at Meiji-Jingu Stadium (34,767)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R
Seibu Lions 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
Yakult Swallows 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4X 7

Lions: Hisanobu Watanabe - Tetsuya Shiozaki - Yoshitaka Katori L (0-1)

Swallows: Yoichi Okabayashi W (1-0)

Home Runs

Swallows: Atsuya Furuta 1, Toru Sugiura 1

Lions: Orestes Destrade 2

Sugiura hits the first walk-off grand slam in Japan Series history; it will be 24 years before Haruki Nishikawa hits the second.

Game 2[edit]

October 18 at 12:33 PM at Meiji-Jingu Stadium (35,876)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Seibu Lions 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Yakult Swallows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lions: Taigen Kaku W (1-0) - Tetsuya Shiozaki S (1S)

Swallows: Daisuke Araki L (0-1) - Akimitsu Ito - Tsugio Kanazawa

Home Runs

Lions: Kazuhiro Kiyohara 1

Game 3[edit]

October 21 at 1:04 PM at Seibu Stadium (31,370)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Yakult Swallows 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Seibu Lions 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 X 6

Swallows: Kazuhisa Ishii L (0-1) - Tsugio Kanazawa - Akimitsu Ito

Lions: Takehiro Ishii W (1-0)

Home Runs

Swallows: Katsumi Hirosawa 1

Game 4[edit]

October 22 at 1:03 PM at Seibu Stadium (31,457)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Yakult Swallows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seibu Lions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 X 1

Swallows: Yoichi Okabayashi L (1-1)

Lions: Tomio Watanabe - Yoshitaka Katori W (1-1) - Tetsuya Shiozaki S (2S)

Home Runs

Lions: Koji Akiyama 1

Game 5[edit]

October 23 at 1:03 PM at Seibu Stadium (31,489)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R
Yakult Swallows 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 7
Seibu Lions 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 6

Swallows: Hikaru Takano - Tsugio Kanazawa - Akimitsu Ito W (1-0)

Lions: Hisanobu Watanabe - Shinya Oda - Hiroshi Shintani - Tetsuya Shiozaki L (0-1)

Home Runs

Lions: Orestes Destrade 1 (3)

Swallows: Jack Howell 1, Takahiro Ikeyama 1

Game 6[edit]

October 25 at 12:33 PM at Meiji-Jingu Stadium (35,391)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R
Seibu Lions 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 7
Yakult Swallows 0 0 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 1X 8

Lions: Kimiyasu Kudo - Hisanobu Watanabe - Shinya Oda - Hiroshi Shintani - Yoshitaka Katori - Tetsuya Shiozaki L (0-2)

Swallows: Daisuke Araki - Kazuhisa Ishii - Tsugio Kanazawa - Akimitsu Ito W (2-0)

Home Runs

Lions: Ken Suzuki 1, Hiromichi Ishige 1

Swallows: Hideki Hashigami 1, Shinji Hata 1, Takahiro Ikeyama 1 (2), Jack Howell 1 (2)

Game 7[edit]

October 26 at 12:33 PM at Meiji-Jingu Stadium (34,101)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R
Seibu Lions 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Yakult Swallows 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Lions 2B Hatsuhiko Tsuji makes a major defensive stop with the bases loaded, then made a leaping, off-balance throw to catcher Tsutomu Itoh to get Katsumi Hirosawa at the plate. In the 10th, Tsuji (held without a run or RBI through the first six games) doubled, took third on an out then scored on a sacrifice fly by Koji Akiyama to win it.

Lions: Takehiro Ishii W (2-0)

Swallows: Yoichi Okabayashi L (1-2)

Home Runs

None

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