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1995 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)
Yakult Swallows 130 82 48 0 0.631 0.0 601 495 0.261 3.60 Katsuya Nomura
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 131 74 56 1 0.569 8.0 635 510 0.263 3.57 Toshiyuki Mimura
Yomiuri Giants 131 72 58 1 0.553 10.0 527 494 0.253 3.40 Shigeo Nagashima
Yokohama BayStars 130 66 64 0 0.508 16.0 562 588 0.261 4.37 Akihito Kondo
Chunichi Dragons 130 50 80 0 0.385 32.0 498 651 0.251 4.75 Morimichi Takagi, Sadayuki Tokutake, Ikuo Shimano
Hanshin Tigers 130 46 84 0 0.354 36.0 451 536 0.244 3.83 Katsuhiro Nakamura, Taira Fujita

[edit] Pacific League

Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA AVG ERA Manager(s)
Orix BlueWave 130 82 47 1 0.635 0.0 571 428 0.259 2.88 Akira Ogi
Chiba Lotte Marines 130 69 58 3 0.542 12.0 481 461 0.255 3.27 Bobby Valentine
Seibu Lions 130 67 57 6 0.538 12.5 498 428 0.246 2.98 Osamu Higashio
Nippon Ham Fighters 130 59 68 3 0.465 22.0 477 503 0.237 3.56 Toshiharu Ueda
Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 130 54 72 4 0.431 26.5 492 580 0.259 4.16 Sadaharu Oh
Kintetsu Buffaloes 130 49 78 3 0.388 32.0 457 577 0.235 3.97 Keishi Suzuki (33-53-2)/Jitsuo Mizutani (16-25-1)

[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 .355 Ichiro Suzuki Orix BlueWave .342
Runs Kenjiro Nomura Hiroshima Toyo Carp 109 Ichiro Suzuki Orix BlueWave 104
Hits Kenjiro Nomura Hiroshima Toyo Carp 173 Ichiro Suzuki Orix BlueWave 179
Doubles Katsuyuki Dobashi
Bobby Rose
Yakult Swallows
Yokohama BayStars
32 Lee Stevens Kintetsu Buffaloes 29
Triples Tetsuya Iida Yakult Swallows 7 Hiroki Kokubo Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 9
Home Runs Akira Etoh Hiroshima Toyo Carp 39 Hiroki Kokubo Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 28
Runs Batted In Akira Etoh Hiroshima Toyo Carp 106 Ichiro Suzuki
Kiyoshi Hatsushiba
Yukio Tanaka
Orix BlueWave
Chiba Lotte Marines
Nippon Ham Fighters
80
Stolen Bases Koichi Ogata Hiroshima Toyo Carp 47 Ichiro Suzuki Orix BlueWave 49
Walks Tom O'Malley Hanshin Tigers 96 Kazuhiro Kiyohara Seibu Lions 90

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Central League Pacific League
Leader Team Number Leader Team Number
ERA Terry Bross Yakult Swallows 2.33 Hideki Irabu Chiba Lotte Marines 2.53
Wins Masaki Saito Yomiuri Giants 18 Kip Gross Nippon Ham Fighters 16
Losses Keiichi Yabu
Toshiro Yufune
Hanshin Tigers
Hanshin Tigers
13 Kip Gross Nippon Ham Fighters 13
Saves Kazuhiro Sasaki Yokohama BayStars 32 Masafumi Hirai Orix BlueWave 27
Save Points Kazuhiro Sasaki Yokohama BayStars 39 Masafumi Hirai Orix BlueWave 42
Innings Pitched Masaki Saito Yomiuri Giants 213.0 Kip Gross Nippon Ham Fighters 231.0
Appearances Koki Morita Yokohama BayStars 57 Takehiro Hashimoto Seibu Lions 58
Hits Allowed Keiichi Yabu Hanshin Tigers 185 Kip Gross Nippon Ham Fighters 219
Home Runs Allowed Robinson Checo Hiroshima Toyo Carp 25 Hirofumi Kono Nippon Ham Fighters 26
Strikeouts Masaaki Saito Yomiuri Giants 187 Hideki Irabu Chiba Lotte Marines 239
Base-on-Balls Robinson Checo Hiroshima Toyo Carp 98 Yukihiro Nishizaki Nippon Ham Fighters 102

[edit] All-Star Game

The NPB All-Star Game featured two games and was won by the Central League one game to none with one tie. The first game was played at Yokohama Stadium and was a tie, 4 - 4. The second game was played at Hiroshima Municipal Baseball Stadium and was won by the CL, 7 - 6.

[edit] Postseason

In the Nippon Series, the Yakult Swallows (CL) defeated the Orix BlueWave (PL), 4 games to 1. The winning manager was Katsuya Nomura and the series MVP was Tom O'Malley.

[edit] Award Winners

The winner of the 1995 Sawamura Award was Masaki Saito of the Yomiuri Giants. He had a 18 - 10 win-loss record, 187 strikeouts, and a 2.70 ERA in 213.0 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 Tom O'Malley Yakult Swallows 1B 421 83 127 31 87 6 .302 .429 .570 Did not pitch
PL Ichiro Suzuki Orix BlueWave OF 524 104 179 25 80 49 .342 .432 .544 Did not pitch
Rookie of the Year CL Yasuyuki Yamauchi Hiroshima Toyo Carp P 57 0 4 0 3 0 .070 .070 .070 14 - 10 0 163.1 145 14 67 123 3.03
PL Masafumi Hirai Orix BlueWave P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .--- .--- .--- 15 - 5 27 85.1 77 1 14 82 2.32

[edit] Best Nine

The following players were part of the 1995 Best Nine teams.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Masaki Saito Yomiuri Giants P Hideki Irabu Chiba Lotte Marines
Atsuya Furuta Yakult Swallows C Satoshi Nakajima Orix BlueWave
Tom O'Malley Yakult Swallows 1B Julio Franco Chiba Lotte Marines
Bobby Rose Yokohama BayStars 2B Hiroki Kokubo Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
Akira Eto Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3B Kiyoshi Hatsushiba Chiba Lotte Marines
Kenjiro Nomura Hiroshima Toyo Carp SS Yukio Tanaka Nippon Ham Fighters
Tomoaki Kanemoto Hiroshima Toyo Carp OF Darrin Jackson Seibu Lions
Hideki Matsui Yomiuri Giants Makoto Sasaki Seibu Lions
Alonzo Powell Chunichi Dragons Ichiro Suzuki Orix BlueWave
DH Troy Neel Orix BlueWave

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players were the recipients of the Gold Glove Award in 1995.

Central League Position Pacific League
Player Team Player Team
Masaki Saito Yomiuri Giants P Kimiyasu Kudo Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
Atsuya Furuta Yakult Swallows C Tsutomu Ito Seibu Lions
Norihiro Komada Yokohama BayStars 1B Julio Franco Chiba Lotte Marines
Kazuyoshi Tatsunami Chunichi Dragons 2B Hiroki Kokubo Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
Takuro Ishii Yokohama BayStars 3B Toshifumi Baba Orix BlueWave
Kenjiro Nomura Hiroshima Toyo Carp SS Yukio Tanaka Nippon Ham Fighters
Tetsuya Iida Yakult Swallows OF Koji Akiyama Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
Koichi Ogata Hiroshima Toyo Carp Ichiro Suzuki Orix BlueWave
Shigeki Ono Hiroshima Toyo Carp So Taguchi Orix BlueWave

[edit] High School Baseball

The 77th National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 4098 schools competing for 49 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Teikyou Koukou (East Tokyo) defeated Seiryo High School (Ishikawa) by a score of 3 - 1.

The 67th National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 32 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Kannonji Chuo High School (Kagawa) defeated Choshi Shogyo High School (Chiba) by a score of 4 - 1.

[edit] University Baseball

[edit] All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series

The 1995 All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series featured 25 schools competing in the tournament at Meiji-Jingu Stadium. In the championship game Hosei University defeated Tohoku Fukushi University by a score of 9 - 5.

[edit] Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention

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

[edit] Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

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

[edit] Tohto University Base Ball League

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

[edit] Kansai 6 University Baseball League

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

[edit] International Baseball

The KBO All-Stars toured Japan in the fall of 1995. The touring team went 2 - 2 - 2 against Japanese competition.

In the twelfth Intercontinental Cup in Cuba, the Japanese national baseball team won a silver medal.

[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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