1959 NPB All-Star Game

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There were two 1959 NPB All-Star Games and they were split between the Pacific League and Central League for the fifth year in a row.

Game 1[edit]

Game 1 was held on July 28 at Nishinomiya Baseball Stadium in front of 20,768 fans. The PL outhit the CL, 15-5, and outscored them, 9-0. Tetsuya Yoneda, Tadashi Sugiura (who got the win), Kazuhisa Inao and Yukio Shimabara teamed on the shutout, fanning 15, while Yoshio Yoshida was the only CL player with multiple hits. Minoru Murayama pitched two shutout innings to match Yoneda but the CL relievers got hammered. The PL offensive included 3 RBI from RF/LF Kazuhiro Yamauchi and 3 hits from CF Teruyuki Takakura. Yamauchi hit the game's lone homer as well and was named MVP.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Central 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Pacific 0 0 2 1 0 0 5 1 - 9 15 2

Players used[edit]

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Yoshitaka Kosaka, 2B (Hiroshima Carp)
  2. Kazuhiko Sakazaki, CF (Yomiuri Giants)
  3. Takeshi Kuwata, 1B (Taiyo Whales)
  4. Shigeo Nagashima, 3B (Yomiuri)
  5. Toru Mori, RF (Chunichi Dragons)
  6. Akira Owada, LF (Hiroshima)
  7. Yoshio Yoshida, SS (Osaka Tigers)
  8. Tetsuya Yamamoto, C (Osaka)
  9. Minoru Murayama, P (Osaka)

Backups used

Manager

Coaches

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Isami Okamoto, 2B (Nankai Hawks)
  2. Kihachi Enomoto, 1B (Daimai Orions)
  3. Yasumitsu Toyoda, SS (Nishitetsu Lions)
  4. Kazuhiro Yamauchi, RF (Daimai)
  5. Takao Katsuragi, 3B (Daimai)
  6. Teruyuki Takakura, CF (Nishitetsu)
  7. Yoshihiro Nakata, LF (Hankyu Braves)
  8. Katsuya Nomura, C (Nankai)
  9. Tetsuya Yoneda, P (Hankyu)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Umpires[edit]

Game 2[edit]

Game 2 took place a day later at Osaka Baseball Stadium, with an attendance of 27,418. The CL bats woke up in a 6-4 victory, paced by MVP Naka (3 RBI) and Nagashima (3 H, 3 R), each of whom went yard. Murayama got the win with another two shutout innings (this time in relief) while yesterday's winner Sugiura took the loss. Yamauchi and Toyoda each had three hits for the PL.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Central 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 6 10 0
Pacific 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 13 0

Players used[edit]

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Miyake, 2B
  2. Yoshida, SS
  3. Kuwata, 1B
  4. Nagashima, 3B
  5. Sakazaki, RF
  6. Yonamine, LF
  7. Naka, CF
  8. Fujio, C
  9. Masaichi Kaneda, P (Kokutetsu)

Backups used

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Yoshida, SS
  2. Hirose, RF
  3. Nomura, C
  4. Yamauchi, LF
  5. Katsuragi, 3B
  6. Takakura, CF
  7. Terada, 1B
  8. Okamoto, 2B
  9. Masayuki Dobashi, P (Toei)

Backups used

Umpires[edit]

Sources[edit]

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