1960 in Japanese Baseball
|1960 in baseball|
|<< 1959 1961 >>|
Nippon Professional Baseball
- Bold indicates league champion; Italics indicate Nippon Series winner
From 1950 to 1979, the official name of the Pacific League was the Taiheiyo Baseball Union.
|Taiyo Whales||130||70||56||4||0.554||0.0||411||361||0.230||2.32||Osamu Mihara|
|Yomiuri Giants||130||66||61||3||0.519||4.5||444||459||0.229||3.09||Shigeru Mizuhara|
|Osaka Tigers||130||64||62||4||0.508||6.0||436||403||0.242||2.62||Masayasu Kaneda|
|Hiroshima Carp||130||62||61||7||0.504||6.5||426||403||0.230||2.70||Katsumi Shiraishi|
|Chunichi Dragons||130||63||67||0||0.485||9.0||436||454||0.230||3.08||Shigeru Sugishita|
|Kokutetsu Swallows||130||54||72||4||0.431||16.0||388||461||0.232||3.09||Mitsuo Uno|
|Daimai Orions||133||82||48||3||0.628||0.0||547||433||0.262||2.66||Yukio Nishimoto|
|Nankai Hawks||136||78||52||6||0.596||4.0||519||459||0.247||2.88||Kazuto Tsuruoka|
|Nishitetsu Lions||136||70||60||6||0.537||12.0||537||467||0.251||3.05||Tokuji Kawasaki|
|Hankyu Braves||136||65||65||6||0.500||17.0||447||473||0.243||2.99||Katsuki Tokura|
|Toei Flyers||132||52||78||2||0.402||30.0||436||492||0.236||2.92||Yoshiyuki Iwamoto|
|Kintetsu Buffaloes||131||43||87||1||0.332||39.0||408||570||0.236||3.61||Shigeru Chiba|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
|Statistic||Central League||Pacific League|
|Batting Average||Shigeo Nagashima||Yomiuri Giants||.334||Kihachi Enomoto||Daimai Orions||.344|
|Runs||Toshio Naka||Chunichi Dragons||80||Kihachi Enomoto||Daimai Orions||94|
|Hits||Shigeo Nagashima||Yomiuri Giants||151||Kihachi Enomoto||Daimai Orions||170|
|Doubles||Teruo Namiki||Osaka Tigers||31||Kihachi Enomoto||Daimai Orions||37|
|Triples||Shigeo Nagashima||Yomiuri Giants||12||Yoshinori Hirose||Nankai Hawks||10|
|Home Runs||Katsumi Fujimoto||Osaka Tigers||22||Kazuhiro Yamauchi||Daimai Orions||32|
|Runs Batted In||Katsumi Fujimoto||Osaka Tigers||76||Kazuhiro Yamauchi||Daimai Orions||103|
|Stolen Bases||Toshio Naka||Chunichi Dragons||50||Roberto Barbon||Hankyu Braves||32|
|Walks||Shigeo Nagashima||Yomiuri Giants||70||Yasumitsu Toyoda||Nishitetsu Lions||77|
|Statistic||Central League||Pacific League|
|ERA||Noboru Akiyama||Taiyo Whales||1.75||Shoichi Ono||Daimai Orions||1.98|
|Wins||Ritsuo Horimoto||Yomiuri Giants||29||Shoichi Ono||Daimai Orions||33|
|Losses||Masaichi Kaneda||Kokutetsu Swallows||22||Masayuki Dobashi||Toei Flyers||23|
|Innings Pitched||Ritsuo Horimoto||Yomiuri Giants||364.2||Tadashi Sugiura||Nankai Hawks||332.2|
|Appearances||Ritsuo Horimoto||Yomiuri Giants||69||Shoichi Ono||Daimai Orions||67|
|Hits Allowed||Masaaki Koyama||Osaka Tigers||287||Tetsuya Yoneda||Hankyu Braves||271|
|Home Runs Allowed||Masaichi Kaneda||Kokutetsu Swallows||27||Takao Kajimoto||Hankyu Braves||31|
|Strikeouts||Masaichi Kaneda||Kokutetsu Swallows||284||Tadashi Sugiura||Nankai Hawks||317|
|Base-on-Balls||Kiyoshi Oishi||Hiroshima Carp||107||Shoichi Ono||Daimai Orions||101|
The NPB All-Star Game featured three games and was won by the Pacific League two games to one. The first game was played at Kawasaki Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 3 - 1. The second game was played at Korakuen Baseball Stadium and was won by the CL, 5 - 4. The third game was played at Korakuen Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 6 - 5.
In the Nippon Series, the Taiyo Whales (CL) defeated the Nishitetsu Lions (PL), 4 games to 0. The winning manager was Osamu Mihara and the series MVP was Akihito Kondo.
The winner of the 1960 Sawamura Award was Ritsuo Horimoto of the Yomiuri Giants. He had a 29 - 18 win-loss record, 210 strikeouts, and a 2.00 ERA in 364.2 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||Noboru Akiyama||Taiyo Whales||P||80||3||10||0||4||0||.125||.123||.163||21 - 10||262.1||189||11||86||183||1.75|
|PL||Kazuhiro Yamauchi||Daimai Orions||OF||483||93||151||32||103||5||.313||.395||.580||Did not pitch|
|Rookie of the Year||CL||Ritsuo Horimoto||Yomiuri Giants||P||114||8||25||2||6||1||.219||.276||.298||29 - 18||364.2||278||22||89||210||2.00|
|PL||Not Awarded||Not Available|
The following players were part of the 1960 Best Nine teams.
High School Baseball
The 42nd National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 1903 schools competing for 30 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Hosei University Daini High School (Kanagawa) defeated Shizuoka High School (Shizuoka) by a score of 3 - 0.
The 32nd National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 23 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Takamatsu Commercial High School (Kagawa) defeated Yonago Higashi High School (Tottori) by a score of 2 - 1.
All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series
The 1960 All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series featured 10 schools competing in the tournament at Meiji-Jingu Stadium. In the championship game Hosei University defeated Doshisha University by a score of 2 - 1.
Tokyo Big6 Baseball League
Tohto University Base Ball League
|2||Tokyo Agriculture||Chuo||Toyo||Meiji Gakuin||Aoyama Gakuin||Tokyo Keizai|
|Fall||1||Senshu||Tokyo Agriculture||Nihon||Shibaura Tech||Komazawa||Kokugakuin|
|2||Gakushuin||Chuo||Toyo||Aoyama Gakuin||Meiji Gakuin||Tokyo Keizai|
Kansai 6 University Baseball League
The San Francisco Giants toured Japan in the fall of 1960. The touring team went 11 - 4 - 1 against Japanese competition.
Hall of Fame
The following people were elected to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame:
- Atsushi Kono, by Special Committee
- Yaichiro Sakurai, by Special Committee
- Victor Starffin, by Sportswriters Committee
- Chujun Tobita, by Special Committee
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