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1955 NPB All-Star Game

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There were two 1955 NPB All-Star Games and they were split between the Pacific League and Central League.

Game 1[edit]

Game 1 was held on July 2 at Osaka Stadium in front of 30,032 fans. Motoji Takuwa, Yasuo Yonekawa, Atsushi Aramaki and Hidefumi Kawamura combined to shut out the CL while striking out 3; they only allowed 3 singles. The PL also didn't have many scoring chances as their entire team recorded 4 hits, but Kazuhiro Yamauchi's homer in the 4th inning was enough for the PL to get the win. He was the MVP winner. Kazunori Nishimura struck out 6 in 3 innings for the CL and Masaichi Kaneda added 7, but they still lost the game.

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

Players used[edit]

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Kaoru Betto, CF (Mainichi Orions)
  2. Isami Okamoto, 2B (Nankai Hawks)
  3. Futoshi Nakanishi, 3B (Nishitetsu Lions)
  4. Hiroshi Ohshita, RF (Nishitetsu)
  5. Kazuhiro Yamauchi, LF (Mainichi)
  6. Charlie Luis, C (Mainichi)
  7. Kihachi Enomoto, 1B (Mainichi)
  8. Motoji Takuwa, P (Nankai)
  9. Chusuke Kizuka, SS (Nankai)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Masayasu Kaneda, LF (Osaka Tigers)
  2. Yoshio Yoshida, SS (Osaka)
  3. Hiroyuki Watanabe, 2B (Osaka)
  4. Michio Nishizawa, 1B (Chunichi Dragons)
  5. Kenjiro Tamiya, CF (Osaka)
  6. Choei Shirasaka, RF (Osaka)
  7. Tatsuro Hirooka, 3B (Yomiuri Giants)
  8. Shigeru Tokuami, C (Osaka)
  9. Kazunori Nishimura, P (Osaka)

Backups used

Manager

Coaches

Umpires[edit]

Game 2[edit]

Game 2 took place a day later at Koshien Stadium, with an attendance of 33,663. Michio Nishizawa blasted 2 homers with 4 RBI to win the MVP, and player-coach Fumio Fujimura pinch-hit and drove in 2 runs with a single. Takumi Otomo fanned 4 in 3 shutout innings, and he got the win. Junji Nakatani crushed a solo shot in the first inning for the PL, and catcher Charlie Luis collected 2 RBI.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pacific 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 2
Central 0 0 3 0 2 0 4 0 X 9 11 3

Players used[edit]

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Betto, CF
  2. Okamoto, 2B
  3. Nakanishi, 3B
  4. Ohshita, RF
  5. Yamauchi, LF
  6. Luis, C
  7. Enomoto, 1B
  8. Takuwa, P
  9. Kizuka, SS

Backups used

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Yonamine, LF
  2. Yoshida, SS
  3. Watanabe, RF
  4. Nishizawa, 1B
  5. Tamiya, CF
  6. Hirooka, 3B
  7. Shirasaka, 2B
  8. Tokuami, C
  9. K.Nishimura, P

Backups used

Umpires[edit]

  • Nidegawa (Home), Kunitomo (1B), Kakutani (2B), Enjouji (3B), Yokozawa (LF), Shima (RF)

Players did not play[edit]

Sources[edit]

Nippon Professional Baseball's All-Star Game

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