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1952 NPB All-Star Game

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There were two 1952 NPB All-Star Games and the Pacific League won once while the other one was a tie.

Game 1[edit]

Game 1 was held on July 3 at Nishinomiya Stadium in front of 32,167 fans. The CL took the lead with four straight singles in the 4th inning, and the PL tied it with Kazuo Kageyama's 2-run shot in the 6th inning. Then both sides were silent for the next 15 innings until it was too dark to play. This was the longest All-Star Game ever, and the record would never broken due to a change of rule. Shigeru Sugishita, Takumi Otomo and Masaichi Kaneda all recorded 5 strikeouts.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 R H E
Central 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 2
Pacific 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0

Players used[edit]

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Wally Yonamine, LF (Yomiuri Giants)
  2. Shigeru Chiba, 2B (Yomiuri)
  3. Yoshiyuki Iwamoto, RF (Taiyo Whales)
  4. Tetsuharu Kawakami, 1B (Yomiuri)
  5. Fumio Fujimura, 3B (Osaka Tigers)
  6. Noboru Aota, CF (Yomiuri)
  7. Saburo Hirai, SS (Yomiuri)
  8. Akira Noguchi, C (Nagoya Dragons)
  9. Takehiko Bessho, P (Yomiuri)

Backups used

Manager

Coaches

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Kazuo Kageyama, 3B (Nankai Hawks)
  2. Kazuto Tsuruoka, 2B (Nankai)
  3. Kaoru Betto, CF (Mainichi Orions)
  4. Hiroshi Ohshita, LF (Nishitetsu Lions)
  5. Shigeya Iijima, RF (Daiei Stars)
  6. Tokuji Iida, 1B (Nankai)
  7. Takeshi Doigaki, C (Mainichi)
  8. Susumu Yuki, P (Nankai)
  9. Chusuke Kizuka, SS (Nankai)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Umpires[edit]

Game 2[edit]

Game 2 took place a day later at Korakuen Stadium, with an attendance of 36,418. The PL's Shigeya Iijima was 3-for-4 with a 3-run homer to win the MVP, and Kageyama was 2-for-2 while drawing 3 walks. Their pitchers also did their work well, as they shut out the CL for 8 innings and struck out 2. Only Tetsuharu Kawakami's RBI single in the 9th inning prevented a shutout.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pacific 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 8 14 2
Central 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0

Players used[edit]

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Kageyama, 3B
  2. Tsuruoka, 2B
  3. Betto, CF
  4. Ohshita, LF
  5. Iijima, RF
  6. Iida, 1B
  7. Doigaki, C
  8. Yuki, P
  9. Kizuka, SS

Backups used

  • Honda, 2B
  • Horii, LF
  • Miyake, RF
  • Nakatani, PH
  • Britton, PH
  • Kawasaki, P
  • Nomura, P
  • Yamane, P

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Yonamine, LF
  2. Chiba, 2B
  3. Iwamoto, RF
  4. Kawakami, 1B
  5. Fujimura, 3B
  6. Aota, CF
  7. Hirai, SS
  8. Noguchi, C
  9. Bessho, P

Backups used

  • Nishizawa, PH
  • Harada, CF
  • Shirasaka, SS
  • Kusunoki, C
  • Minamimura, PH
  • Hirota, PH
  • Kaneda, P
  • Sugishita, P
  • Otomo, P
  • Hiroyoshi Takano, P (Taiyo)

Umpires[edit]

  • Shima (Home), Yokozawa (1B), Tsuda (2B), Nidegawa (3B), Tsutsui (LF), Ueda (RF)

Players did not play[edit]

Sources[edit]

Nippon Professional Baseball's All-Star Game

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