1992 in Japanese Baseball
|1992 in baseball|
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Nippon Professional Baseball
- Bold indicates league champion; Italics indicate Nippon Series winner
|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|
|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|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
|Statistic||Central League||Pacific League|
|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|
|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|
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.
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.
|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|
The following players were part of the 1992 Best Nine teams.
The following players were the recipients of the Gold Glove Award in 1992.
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.
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.
Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention
Tokyo Big6 Baseball League
Tohto University Base Ball League
Kansai 6 University Baseball League
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.
Japanese Players in Other Countries
- Italics indicate a Major League appearance
- Yoshitaro Ban, Bristol Tigers, Appalachian (DET-Rookie); Niagara Falls Rapids, New York-Penn League (DET-A)
- Jeff McCurry: Augusta Pirates, South Atlantic (PIT-A); Salem Buccaneers, Carolina (PIT-A-Adv)
- Kazushige Nagashima: Vero Beach Dodgers, Florida State League (A-Adv)
- Motoi Okoshi: Salinas Spurs, California (1992-A-Adv)
- Mac Suzuki: Salinas Spurs, California (1992-A-Adv)
- Kazuharu Yamazaki: Bristol Tigers, Appalachian League (DET-R); Niagara Falls Rapids, New York-Penn League (DET-A)
Hall of Fame
The following people were elected to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame:
- Tatsuro Hirooka, by Sportswriters Committee
- Tsubouchi Michinori, by Sportswriters Committee
- Masao Yoshida, by Special Committee
- Yoshio Yoshida, by Sportswriters Committee
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