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1992 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)
Yakult Swallows 131 69 61 1 0.531 0.0 599 566 0.261 3.79 Katsuya Nomura
Yomiuri Giants 130 67 63 0 0.515 2.0 535 522 0.262 3.69 Motoshi Fujita
Hanshin Tigers 132 67 63 2 0.515 2.0 475 445 0.250 2.90 Katsuhiro Nakamura
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 130 66 64 0 0.508 3.0 571 532 0.260 3.60 Koji Yamamoto
Yokohama Taiyo Whales 131 61 69 1 0.469 8.0 521 553 0.249 3.75 Yutaka Sudo, Akira Ejiri
Chunichi Dragons 130 60 70 0 0.462 9.0 479 562 0.252 3.91 Morimichi Takagi

[edit] Pacific League

Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Seibu Lions 130 80 47 3 0.627 0.0 658 495 0.278 3.52 Masahiko Mori
Kintetsu Buffaloes 130 74 50 6 0.592 4.5 580 515 0.247 3.69 Akira Ogi
Orix BlueWave 130 61 64 5 0.488 18.0 540 503 0.272 3.58 Shozo Doi
Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 130 57 72 1 0.442 24.0 534 637 0.258 4.60 Koichi Tabuchi
Nippon Ham Fighters 130 54 73 3 0.427 26.0 497 597 0.259 4.20 Masayuki Dobashi
Chiba Lotte Marines 130 54 74 2 0.423 26.5 460 540 0.241 3.82 Soroku Yagisawa

[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 Jack Howell Yakult Swallows .331 Makoto Sasaki Fukuoka Daiei Hawks .322
Runs Kenjiro Nomura Hiroshima Toyo Carp 89 Koji Akiyama Seibu Lions 92
Hits Jim Paciorek Yokohama Taiyo Whales 159 Makoto Sasaki Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 164
Doubles Jim Paciorek Yokohama Taiyo Whales 33 Hiromi Matsunaga Orix BlueWave 34
Triples Tetsuya Iida
Yutaka Wada
Teruyoshi Kuji
Yakult Swallows
Hanshin Tigers
Hanshin Tigers
8 Satoshi Takahashi Orix BlueWave 7
Home Runs Jack Howell Yakult Swallows 38 Orestes Destrade Seibu Lions 41
Runs Batted In Larry Sheets Yokohama Taiyo Whales 100 Boomer Wells Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 97
Stolen Bases Tetsuya Iida Yakult Swallows 33 Makoto Sasaki Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 40
Walks Tom O'Malley Hanshin Tigers 94 Orestes Destrade Seibu Lions 95

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Central League Pacific League
Leader Team Number Leader Team Number
ERA Koki Morita Chunichi Dragons 2.05 Motoyuki Akahori Kintetsu Buffaloes 1.80
Wins Masaki Saito Yomiuri Giants 17 Hideo Nomo Kintetsu Buffaloes 18
Losses Masumi Kuwata
Scott Anderson
Yomiuri Giants
Chunichi Dragons
14 Satoru Komiyama Chiba Lotte Marines 15
Saves Yutaka Ono Hiroshima Toyo Carp 26 Motoyuki Akahori Kintetsu Buffaloes 22
Save Points Kazuhiro Sasaki Yokohama Taiyo Whales 33 Motoyuki Akahori Kintetsu Buffaloes 32
Innings Pitched Koji Nakata Hanshin Tigers 217.1 Hideo Nomo Kintetsu Buffaloes 216.2
Appearances Mitsunori Kakehata Yokohama Taiyo Whales 55 Motoyuki Akahori Kintetsu Buffaloes 50
Hits Allowed Masumi Kuwata Yomiuri Giants 235 Atsunori Itoh Orix BlueWave 192
Home Runs Allowed Masumi Kuwata Yomiuri Giants 24 Hiroshi Takamura
Kenichi Wakatabe
Kintetsu Buffaloes
Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
26
Strikeouts Koji Nakata Hanshin Tigers 194 Hideo Nomo Kintetsu Buffaloes 228
Base-on-Balls Manabu Tanabe Yokohama Taiyo Whales 84 Hideo Nomo Kintetsu Buffaloes 117

[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 Koshien Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 6 - 1. The second game was played at Chiba Marine Stadium and was won by the CL, 6 - 4. The third game was played at Miyagi Prefectural Baseball Stadium and was won by the CL, 4 - 2.

[edit] Postseason

In the Nippon Series, the Seibu Lions (PL) defeated the Yakult Swallows (CL), 4 games to 3. It was the Lions third consecutive title and sixth in seven years, a eighth since 1982. The winning manager was Masahiko Mori and the series MVP was Takehiro Ishii.

[edit] Award Winners

The winner of the 1992 Sawamura Award was Takehiro Ishii of the Seibu Lions. He had a 15 - 3 win-loss record, 123 strikeouts, and a 1.94 ERA in 148.1 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 Jack Howell Yakult Swallows 3B 387 67 128 38 87 3 .331 .402 .685 Did not pitch
PL Takehiro Ishii Seibu Lions P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 15 - 3 3 148.1 103 9 28 123 1.94
Rookie of the Year CL Kimiyasu Kudo Seibu Lions SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .--- .--- .--- Did not pitch
PL Hiroshi Takamura Kintetsu Buffaloes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .--- .--- .--- 13 - 9 0 180.0 156 26 71 153 3.15

[edit] Best Nine

The following players were part of the 1992 Best Nine teams.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Masaki Saito Yomiuri Giants P Takehiro Ishii Seibu Lions
Atsuya Furuta Yakult Swallows C Tsutomu Ito Seibu Lions
Jim Paciorek Hanshin Tigers 1B Kazuhiro Kiyohara Seibu Lions
Yutaka Wada Hanshin Tigers 2B Hatsuhiko Tsuji Seibu Lions
Jack Howell Yakult Swallows 3B Hiromichi Ishige Seibu Lions
Takahiro Ikeyama Yakult Swallows SS Norio Tanabe Seibu Lions
Tetsuya Iida Yakult Swallows OF Koji Akiyama Seibu Lions
Tomonori Maeda Hiroshima Toyo Carp Makoto Sasaki Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
Larry Sheets Yokohama Taiyo Whales Satoshi Takahashi Orix BlueWave
DH Orestes Destrade Seibu Lions

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players were the recipients of the Gold Glove Award in 1992.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Masaki Saito Yomiuri Giants P Taigen Kaku Seibu Lions
Atsuya Furuta Yakult Swallows C Tsutomu Ito Seibu Lions
Jim Paciorek Hanshin Tigers 1B Kazuhiro Kiyohara Seibu Lions
Yutaka Wada Hanshin Tigers 2B Hatsuhiko Tsuji Seibu Lions
Tom O'Malley Hanshin Tigers 3B Hiromichi Ishige Seibu Lions
Takahiro Ikeyama Yakult Swallows SS Norio Tanabe Seibu Lions
Tetsuya Iida Yakult Swallows OF Koji Akiyama Seibu Lions
Tsutomu Kameyama Hanshin Tigers Ken Hirano Seibu Lions
Tomonori Maeda Hiroshima Toyo Carp Makoto Sasaki Fukuoka Daiei Hawks

[edit] High School Baseball

The 74th National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 4059 schools competing for 49 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Nishi Nihon Tandai Fuzoku High School (Fukuoka) defeated Takudai Koryo High School (Chiba) by a score of 1 - 0.

The 64th National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 32 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Teikyou Koukou (Tokyo) defeated Tokai Dai Sagami High School (Kanagawa) by a score of 3 - 2.

[edit] University Baseball

[edit] All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series

The 1992 All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series featured 24 schools competing in the tournament at Meiji-Jingu Stadium. In the championship game Komazawa University defeated Ritsumeikan University by a score of 11 - 7.

[edit] Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention

In the Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention Keio University defeated Tokai University.

[edit] Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

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

[edit] Tohto University Base Ball League

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

[edit] Kansai 6 University Baseball League

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

[edit] International Baseball

The Major League All-Stars toured Japan in the fall of 1992. The touring team went 6 - 1 - 1 against Japanese competition.

At the Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, the Japanese national baseball team won a bronze medal. At the sixteenth Haarlemse Honkbalweek in Haarlem, the Netherlands, the Japanese national baseball team won the tournament.

[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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