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1994 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 70 60 0 0.538 0.0 516 483 0.258 3.41 Shigeo Nagashima
Chunichi Dragons 130 69 61 0 0.531 1.0 535 481 0.258 3.45 Morimichi Takagi
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 130 66 64 0 0.508 4.0 585 584 0.276 4.18 Toshiyuki Mimura
Yakult Swallows 130 62 68 0 0.477 8.0 486 585 0.250 4.05 Katsuya Nomura
Hanshin Tigers 130 62 68 0 0.477 8.0 503 500 0.256 3.43 Katsuhiro Nakamura
Yokohama BayStars 130 61 69 0 0.469 9.0 543 535 0.261 3.76 Akihito Kondo

[edit] Pacific League

Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Seibu Lions 130 76 52 2 0.592 0.0 667 535 0.279 3.81 Masahiko Mori
Orix BlueWave 130 68 59 3 0.535 7.5 601 563 0.285 3.93 Akira Ogi
Kintetsu Buffaloes 130 68 59 3 0.535 7.5 701 619 0.274 4.24 Keishi Suzuki
Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 130 69 60 1 0.535 7.5 604 592 0.275 4.10 Rikuo Nemoto
Chiba Lotte Marines 130 55 73 2 0.431 21.0 521 633 0.261 4.50 Soroku Yagisawa, Futoshi Nakanishi
Nippon Ham Fighters 130 46 79 5 0.373 28.5 485 637 0.252 4.62 Keiji Osawa

[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 Alonzo Powell Chunichi Dragons .324 Ichiro Suzuki Orix BlueWave .385
Runs Kazuyoshi Tatsunami Chunichi Dragons 90 Ichiro Suzuki Orix BlueWave 111
Hits Kenjiro Nomura Hiroshima Toyo Carp 169 Ichiro Suzuki Orix BlueWave 210
Doubles Norihiro Komada Yokohama BayStars 33 Ichiro Suzuki Orix BlueWave 41
Triples Tsuyoshi Shinjo Hanshin Tigers 7 Mitsuchika Hirai Chiba Lotte Marines 6
Home Runs Yasuaki Taiho Chunichi Dragons 38 Ralph Bryant Kintetsu Buffaloes 35
Runs Batted In Yasuaki Taiho Chunichi Dragons 107 Hiroo Ishii Kintetsu Buffaloes 111
Stolen Bases Koichi Ogata
Takuro Ishii
Yomiuri Giants
Yokohama BayStars
37 Makoto Sasaki Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 37
Walks Tom O'Malley Hanshin Tigers 89 Kazuhiro Kiyohara Seibu Lions 100

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Central League Pacific League
Leader Team Number Leader Team Number
ERA Genji Kaku Chunichi Dragons 2.45 Hiroshi Shintani Seibu Lions 2.91
Wins Masahiro Yamamoto Chunichi Dragons 19 Hideki Irabu Chiba Lotte Marines 15
Losses Takashi Saito Yokohama BayStars 12 Yukihiro Nishizaki Nippon Ham Fighters 14
Saves Hiroshi Ishige
Shingo Takatsu
Yomiuri Giants
Yakult Swallows
19 Motoyuki Akahori Kintetsu Buffaloes 24
Save Points Shingo Takatsu Yakult Swallows 27 Motoyuki Akahori Kintetsu Buffaloes 33
Innings Pitched Masahiro Yamamoto Chunichi Dragons 214.0 Hideki Irabu Chiba Lotte Marines 207.1
Appearances Katsuyuki Furumizo Hanshin Tigers 61 Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 62
Hits Allowed Masahiro Yamamoto Chunichi Dragons 203 Yukihiro Nishizaki Nippon Ham Fighters 202
Home Runs Allowed Makoto Kito Hiroshima Toyo Carp 28 Koji Noda Orix BlueWave 25
Strikeouts Masumi Kuwata Yomiuri Giants 185 Hideki Irabu Chiba Lotte Marines 239
Base-on-Balls Kazuhisa Kawaguchi Hiroshima Toyo Carp 93 Hideki Irabu Chiba Lotte Marines 94

[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 Seibu Lions Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 8 - 1. The second game was played at Nagoya Stadium and was won by the CL, 7 - 3.

[edit] Postseason

In the Nippon Series, the Yomiuri Giants (CL) defeated the Seibu Lions (PL), 4 games to 2. The winning manager was Shigeo Nagashima and the series MVP was Hiromi Makihara.

[edit] Award Winners

The winner of the 1994 Sawamura Award was Masahiro Yamamoto of the Chunichi Dragons. He had a 19 - 8 win-loss record, 148 strikeouts, and a 3.49 ERA in 214.0 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 Masumi Kuwata Yomiuri Giants P 73 7 21 1 7 0 .288 .333 .356 14 - 11 1 207.1 175 16 51 185 2.52
PL Ichiro Suzuki Orix BlueWave OF 546 111 210 13 54 29 .385 .445 .549 Did not pitch
Rookie of the Year CL Keiichi Yabu Hanshin Tigers P 56 1 10 0 2 0 .179 .217 .214 9 - 9 0 181.1 174 12 42 110 3.18
PL Hidekazu Watanabe Fukuoka Daiei Hawks P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .--- .--- .--- 8 - 4 0 95.2 102 7 36 64 3.20

[edit] Best Nine

The following players were part of the 1994 Best Nine teams.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Masahiro Yamamoto Chunichi Dragons P Hideki Irabu Chiba Lotte Marines
Shuji Nishiyama Hiroshima Toyo Carp C Koichiro Yoshinaga Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
Yasuaki Taiho Chunichi Dragons 1B Hiroo Ishii Kintetsu Buffaloes
Yutaka Wada Hanshin Tigers 2B Junichi Fukura Orix BlueWave
Akira Etoh Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3B Hiromi Matsunaga Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
Masahiro Kawai Yomiuri Giants SS Tetsuro Hirose Nippon Ham Fighters
Glenn Braggs Yokohama BayStars OF Kevin Reimer Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
Tomonori Maeda Hiroshima Toyo Carp Makoto Sasaki Seibu Lions
Alonzo Powell Chunichi Dragons Ichiro Suzuki Orix BlueWave
DH Ralph Bryant Kintetsu Buffaloes

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players were the recipients of the Gold Glove Award in 1994.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Masumi Kuwata Yomiuri Giants P Kimiyasu Kudo Seibu Lions
Shuji Nishiyama Hiroshima Toyo Carp C Tsutomu Ito Seibu Lions
Norihiro Komada Yokohama BayStars 1B Kazuhiro Kiyohara Seibu Lions
Yutaka Wada Hanshin Tigers 2B Hatsuhiko Tsuji Seibu Lions
Takuro Ishii Yokohama BayStars 3B Hiromi Matsunaga Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
Masahiro Kawai Yomiuri Giants SS Tetsuro Hirose Nippon Ham Fighters
Tetsuya Iida Yakult Swallows OF Koji Akiyama Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
Tomonori Maeda Hiroshima Toyo Carp Makoto Shimada Nippon Ham Fighters
Tsuyoshi Shinjo Hanshin Tigers Ichiro Suzuki Orix BlueWave

[edit] High School Baseball

The 76th National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 4088 schools competing for 49 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Saga High School (Saga) defeated Shounan High School (Kagoshima) by a score of 8 - 4.

The 66th National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 32 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Chiben Wakayama High School (Wakayama) defeated Tsunesou Gakuin High School (Ibaraki) by a score of 7 - 5.

[edit] University Baseball

[edit] All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series

The 1994 All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series featured 24 schools competing in the tournament at Meiji-Jingu Stadium. In the championship game Komazawa University defeated Kinki University by a score of 5 - 2.

[edit] Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention

In the Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention Toa University defeated Aoyama Gakuin University.

[edit] Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

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

[edit] Tohto University Base Ball League

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

[edit] Kansai 6 University Baseball League

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

[edit] International Baseball

At the thirty-second Baseball World Cup in Nicaragua, the Japanese national baseball team won a bronze medal. In the first AAA Asia Baseball Championship in Australia, the Japanese national baseball team won a gold medal. At the seventeenth 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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