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1961 NPB All-Star Game

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There were two 1961 NPB All-Star Games; the Pacific League pulled off their second two-game sweep, having done so in 1954.

Game 1[edit]

Game 1 was held on July 18 at Chunichi Baseball Stadium with an attendance of 24,452. The game was a pitching showcase, as Tadashi Sugiura (W), Glenn Mickens, Masayuki Dobashi and Kazuhisa Inao gave up just three hits to the Central League, with Mickens working 3 hitless frames from the 4th to the 6th (though he walked two). The Pacific League got their only offense when game MVP Yoshinori Hirose hit a three-run jack off Yoshimi Moritaki in the 4th.

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

Players used[edit]

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Kihachi Enomoto, 1B (Daimai Orions)
  2. Kenjiro Tamiya, CF (Daimai)
  3. Futoshi Nakanishi, 3B (Nishitetsu Lions)
  4. Kazuhiro Yamauchi, LF (Daimai)
  5. Isao Harimoto, RF (Toei Flyers)
  6. Katsuya Nomura, C (Nankai Hawks)
  7. Yoshinori Hirose, SS (Nankai)
  8. Jack Bloomfield, 2B (Kintetsu Buffaloes)
  9. Tadashi Sugiura, P (Nankai)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Masataka Tsuchiya, 2B (Kokutetsu Swallows)
  2. Kazuhiko Kondo, LF (Taiyo Whales)
  3. Toru Mori, RF (Chunichi Dragons)
  4. Shigeo Nagashima, SS (Yomiuri Giants)
  5. Sadaharu Oh, 1B (Yomiuri)
  6. Takeshi Kuwata, 3B (Yomiuri)
  7. Akira Kunimatsu, CF (Yomiuri)
  8. Hiromitsu Negoro, C (Kokutetsu)
  9. Yoshio Kitagawa, P (Kokutetsu)

Backups used

Manager

Coaches

Umpires[edit]

Game 2[edit]

Game 2 took place at Koshien Stadium on July 19 in front of a crowd of 33,635. The PL won again, though the CL knocked out Takao Kajimoto with two runs in the first. The PL rallied to tie it in the 3rd and go ahead for good in the 4th. Osamu Kubota got the win over Masaichi Kaneda. Kenjiro Tamiya had 2 hits and 2 RBI for the victors and won game MVP while Shigeo Nagashima reached base 3 of 4 times and scored a run in a losing cause.

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

Players used[edit]

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Enomoto, 1B
  2. Tamiya, CF
  3. Harimoto, RF
  4. Yamauchi, LF
  5. Nakanishi, 3B
  6. Nomura, C
  7. Hirose, SS
  8. Ogi, 2B
  9. Takao Kajimoto, P (Hankyu Braves)

Backups Used

  • Tanaka, 1B
  • Takakura, LF
  • Saionji, 3B
  • Bloomfield, 2B
  • Osamu Kubota, P (Toei)
  • Inao, P
  • Sugiyama, PH
  • Shoichi Ono, P (Daimai)
  • Mickens, P

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Yoshida, SS
  2. Kondo, CF
  3. Etoh, 1B
  4. Nagashima, 3B
  5. T. Mori, RF
  6. Tsuchiya, 2B
  7. Machida, LF
  8. Negoro, C
  9. Minoru Murayama, P (Hanshin)

Backups used

Umpires[edit]

Players did not play[edit]

Sources[edit]

Nippon Professional Baseball's All-Star Game

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