1936 in Japanese Baseball
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Dai-Nippon Professional Baseball League
The Dai-Nippon Professional Baseball League, Japan's first professional league is established on February 5. The league is founded with seven teams and begins play in April. The league plays in two seasons, in the Spring/Summer and Fall.
- Bold indicates season champion
|Tokyo Senators||18||14||4||0||0.778||2.5||113||63||0.237||2.82||Saburo Yokozawa|
|Osaka Tigers||15||9||6||0||0.600||1.0||90||74||0.305||3.80||Shigeo Mori|
|Nagoya Kinko||12||6||5||1||0.542||0.0||58||56||0.226||2.97||Genzaburo Okada|
|Tokyo Kyojin||7||2||5||0||0.286||0.0||47||38||0.234||3.48||Sadayoshi Fujimoto|
|Dai Tokyo||14||0||13||1||0.036||0.0||51||95||0.200||5.16||Katsuzo Ito|
|Tokyo Kyojin||27||18||9||0||0.667||2.5||107||64||0.210||1.40||Sadayoshi Fujimoto|
|Osaka Tigers||31||24||6||1||0.774||2.5||178||75||0.248||1.79||Shuichi Ishimoto|
|Tokyo Senators||28||12||16||0||0.429||0.0||111||138||0.185||3.50||Saburo Yokozawa|
|Nagoya Kinko||28||9||18||0||0.321||0.0||114||151||0.211||3.60||Genzaburo Okada|
|Dai Tokyo||28||5||21||2||0.179||0.0||90||190||0.205||4.34||Katsuzo Ito, Tokuro Konishi|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record; the NPB does not record spring season leaders
|Statistic||Spring Season||Fall Season|
|ERA||Masao Kitai||Hankyu||1.94||Masashi Kageura||Osaka Tigers||0.790|
|Wins||Akira Noguchi||Tokyo Senators||8||Eiji Sawamura||Tokyo Kyojin||13|
|Innings Pitched||Akira Noguchi||Tokyo Senators||96.1||Kozo Naito||Nagoya Kinko||133.2|
|Appearances||Akira Noguchi||Tokyo Senators||13||Kozo Naito||Nagoya Kinko||24|
|Hits Allowed||Akira Noguchi||Tokyo Senators||84||Shigeru Morii||Nagoya||113|
|Home Runs Allowed||Akira Noguchi
|4||Kozo Naito||Nagoya Kinko||4|
|Strikeouts||Akira Noguchi||Tokyo Senators||46||Kozo Naito||Nagoya Kinko||139|
|Base-on-Balls||Herbert North||Nagoya||57||Kozo Naito||Nagoya Kinko||103|
The Osaka Tigers and Tokyo Kyojin, met after the season to determine a fall season champion as each team had won two and a half tournaments. The series was a best-of-three affair at Koto, Tokyo's Suzuki Stadium in mid-December. The first game was played on December 9 with the Kyojin defeating the Tigers by a score of 5 - 3. On the following day, the Tigers reversed their fortunes, defeating the Giants by the same 5 -3 score. The third and final game for the season championship was played on December 11. The Kyojin won the game 4 -2, to take the season title. The results of all three games were added to their season totals.
High School Baseball
The 22nd National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 665 schools competing for 22 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Gifu Shogyo High School (Gifu) defeated Heian High School (Kyoto) by a score of 9 - 1.
The 13th National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 20 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Aichi Shogyo High School (Aichi) defeated Kiryu High School (Gumma) by a score of 2 - 1.
Tokyo Big6 Baseball League
Tohto University Base Ball League
Kansai 6 University Baseball League
|Spring||Kansai||Ritsumeikan||Doshisha||Kobe Commercial||Kyoto||Kwansei Gakuin|
|Fall||Kansai||Ritsumeikan||Kyoto||Kwansei Gakuin||Kobe Commercial||Doshisha|
A Japanese team was scheduled to play a team representing the United States at the Olympics in Berlin, Germany, but the team withdrew before the start of the games. The event was instead played by two American teams.
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