1993 in Japanese Baseball
|1993 in baseball|
|Cuban National League|
|<< 1992 1994 >>|
Nippon Professional Baseball
Free agency is introduced into the NPB.
- Bold indicates league champion; Italics indicate Nippon Series winner.
|Yakult Swallows||132||80||50||2||0.614||0.0||622||475||0.263||3.20||Katsuya Nomura|
|Chunichi Dragons||132||73||57||2||0.561||7.0||538||453||0.257||3.12||Morimichi Takagi|
|Yomiuri Giants||131||64||66||1||0.492||16.0||446||465||0.238||3.22||Shigeo Nagashima|
|Hanshin Tigers||132||63||67||2||0.485||17.0||478||542||0.253||3.88||Katsuhiro Nakamura|
|Yokohama BayStars||130||57||73||0||0.438||23.0||477||544||0.249||3.83||Akihito Kondo|
|Hiroshima Toyo Carp||131||53||77||1||0.408||27.0||530||612||0.253||4.29||Koji Yamamoto|
|Seibu Lions||130||74||53||3||0.581||0.0||512||421||0.260||2.96||Masahiko Mori|
|Nippon Ham Fighters||130||71||52||7||0.573||1.0||558||478||0.259||3.37||Keiji Osawa|
|Orix BlueWave||130||70||56||4||0.554||3.5||516||471||0.253||3.24||Shozo Doi|
|Kintetsu Buffaloes||130||66||59||5||0.527||7.0||562||520||0.258||3.62||Keishi Suzuki|
|Chiba Lotte Marines||130||51||77||2||0.400||23.5||487||583||0.251||4.08||Soroku Yagisawa|
|Fukuoka Daiei Hawks||130||45||80||5||0.365||28.0||434||596||0.246||4.22||Rikuo Nemoto|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
|Statistic||Central League||Pacific League|
|Batting Average||Tom O'Malley||Hanshin Tigers||.329||Hatsuhiko Tsuji||Seibu Lions||.319|
|Runs||Atsuya Furuta||Yakult Swallows||90||Ralph Bryant||Kintetsu Buffaloes||83|
|161||Hiroo Ishii||Kintetsu Buffaloes||147|
Hiroshima Toyo Carp
|33||Yukio Tanaka||Nippon Ham Fighters||32|
|Triples||Takuro Ishii||Yokohama BayStars||5||Chihiro Yamana||Fukuoka Daiei Hawks||9|
|Home Runs||Akira Etoh||Hiroshima Toyo Carp||34||Ralph Bryant||Kintetsu Buffaloes||42|
|Runs Batted In||Katsumi Hirosawa
|94||Ralph Bryant||Kintetsu Buffaloes||107|
|Stolen Bases||Tetsuya Iida||Yakult Swallows||37||Daijiro Oishi||Kintetsu Buffaloes||31|
|Walks||Hiromitsu Ochiai||Chunichi Dragons||96||Matt Winters||Nippon Ham Fighters||90|
The NPB All-Star Game featured two games and was a tie one games to one. The first game was played at Tokyo Dome and was won by the PL, 10 - 8. The second game was played at Green Stadium Kobe and was won by the CL, 10 - 8.
In the Nippon Series, the Yakult Swallows (CL) defeated the Seibu Lions (PL), 4 games to 3. The winning manager was Katsuya Nomura and the series MVP was Kenjiro Kawasaki.
The winner of the 1993 Sawamura Award was Shinji Imanaka of the Chunichi Dragons. He had a 17 - 7 win-loss record, 247 strikeouts, and a 2.20 ERA in 249.0 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||Atsuya Furuta||Yakult Swallows||C||522||90||161||17||75||11||.308||.381||.462||Did not pitch|
|PL||Kimiyasu Kudo||Seibu Lions||P||0||0||0||0||0||0||.---||.---||.---||15 - 3||0||170.0||129||10||65||130||2.06|
|Rookie of the Year||CL||Tomohito Ito||Yakult Swallows||P||38||1||7||0||3||0||.184||.184||.184||7 - 2||0||109.0||70||3||35||126||0.91|
|PL||Kento Sugiyama||Seibu Lions||P||0||0||0||0||0||0||.---||.---||.---||7 - 2||5||74.0||68||6||29||82||2.80|
The following players were part of the 1993 Best Nine teams.
The following players were the recipients of the Gold Glove Award in 1993.
High School Baseball
The 75th National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 4071 schools competing for 49 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Ikuei High School (Hyogo) defeated Kasugabe Kyoei High School (Saitama) by a score of 3 - 2.
The 65th National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 34 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Uenomiya High School (Osaka) defeated Omiya Higashi High School (Saitama) by a score of 3 - 1.
All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series
The 1993 All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series featured 24 schools competing in the tournament at Meiji-Jingu Stadium. In the championship game Aoyama Gakuin University defeated Kanto Gakuin University by a score of 3 - 1.
Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention
In the Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention Komazawa University defeated Waseda University.
Tokyo Big6 Baseball League
Tohto University Base Ball League
|Fall||1||Komazawa||Toyo||Asia||Aoyama Gakuin||Nihon||Tokyo Agriculture|
Kansai 6 University Baseball League
The Los Angeles Dodgers toured Japan in the fall of 1993. The touring team went 0 - 2 - 0 against Japanese competition.
In the eleventh Intercontinental Cup in Italy, the Japanese national baseball team won a bronze medal.
Japanese Players in Other Countries
- Italics indicate a Major League appearance
- Yasutaka Furusato, Bristol Tigers, Appalachian (DET-Rookie)
- Jeff McCurry: Salem Buccaneers, Carolina (PIT-A-Adv); Carolina Mudcats, Southern (PIT-AA)
- Shinya Nakagawa, Bristol Tigers, Appalachian (DET-A)
- Yoshihiro Seo, Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks, Northern (Ind)
- Mac Suzuki: San Bernardino Spirit, California (1993-A-Adv)
- Toshio Tajima: San Bernardino Spirit, California (1993-A-Adv)
Hall of Fame
The following people were elected to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame:
- Kazuhisa Inao, by Sportswriters Committee
- Murayama Minoru, by Sportswriters Committee
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