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1963 NPB All-Star Game

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There were three 1963 NPB All-Star Games and the Central League swept the Pacific League.

Game 1[edit]

Game 1 was played at Korakuen Stadium on July 22; attendance was 29,537. Kazuhiko Kondo blasted the first walk-off home run in All-Star history against Kazuhisa Inao to win the MVP, and Noboru Akiyama pitched 3 shutout innings as a reliever and got the win. Both teams' lead-off hitters, Isao Shibata and Yoshinori Hirose, collected 3 hits, and Teruyuki Takakura drove in half of the PL's four runs with a pinch-hit single.

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

Players used[edit]

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Yoshinori Hirose, SS (Nankai Hawks)
  2. Jack Bloomfield, 2B (Kintetsu Buffaloes)
  3. Kazuhiro Yamauchi, RF (Daimai Orions)
  4. Isao Harimoto, CF (Toei Flyers)
  5. Hachiro Yamamoto, LF (Kintetsu)
  6. Katsuya Nomura, C (Nankai)
  7. Kent Hadley, 1B (Nankai)
  8. Akitoshi Kodama, 3B (Kintetsu)
  9. Yukihiro Kubo, P (Kintetsu)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Isao Shibata, CF (Yomiuri Giants)
  2. Kazuhiko Kondo, RF (Taiyo Whales)
  3. Shigeo Nagashima, 3B (Yomiuri)
  4. Sadaharu Oh, 1B (Yomiuri)
  5. Shinichi Etoh, LF (Chunichi Dragons)
  6. Yasumitsu Toyoda, SS (Kokutetsu Swallows)
  7. Takeshi Koba, 2B (Hiroshima Carp)
  8. Masahiko Mori, C (Yomiuri)
  9. Kunio Jonouchi, P (Yomiuri)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Umpires

Game 2[edit]

Game 2 was held on July 23 at Tokyo Stadium, with 29,119 in attendance. It was a batter's contest as the teams crushed 7 homers combined. Kihachi Enomoto blasted a grand slam off Makoto Inagawa in the first inning and added another homer in the 4th inning, but he didn't win the MVP. It went to Sadaharu Oh, who hit a game-winning 2-RBI double and also had a homer in the 9th inning. His partner Shigeo Nagashima also had a homer in the 3rd inning after Eiji Fujii's pinch-hit solo shot. The PL's Akitoshi Kodama made it a 2-run game with a pinch-hit two-run homer in the 9th inning, but the CL's Masaichi Kaneda still closed the game with a strikeout of Katsuya Nomura.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pacific 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 13 2
Central 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 9 8 1

Players used[edit]

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Shibata, CF
  2. Kondo, RF
  3. Nagashima, 3B
  4. Oh, 1B
  5. Etoh, C
  6. Kunimatsu, LF
  7. Toyoda, SS
  8. Koba, 2B
  9. Makoto Inagawa, P (Taiyo)

Backups Used

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Hirose, SS
  2. Bloomfield, 2B
  3. Yamauchi, RF
  4. Harimoto, LF
  5. Nomura, C
  6. Enomoto, 1B
  7. Yamamoto, CF
  8. Buddy Peterson, 3B (Nankai)
  9. Tetsuya Yoneda, P (Hankyu)

Backups Used

Umpires

Game 3[edit]

Game 3 was held on July 24 at Meiji-Jingu Stadium, with 30,625 in attendance. The CL took a 5-0 lead with Jim Marshall's pinch-hit three-run home run in the 8th inning, but the PL roared back soon. Kazuhiro Yamauchi crushed a 3-run homer off Yasuhiko Kawamura in the bottom, and Hachiro Yamamoto tied it with a solo shot. CL's Takeshi Koba won the MVP as he hit a game-winning RBI double in the 10th inning.

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

Players used[edit]

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Shibata, CF
  2. Kondo, LF
  3. Nagashima, 3B
  4. Oh, 1B
  5. Etoh, C
  6. T.Mori, RF
  7. Funada, SS
  8. Yoshida, 2B
  9. Minoru Kakimoto, P (Chunichi)

Backups Used

  • Fujii, RF
  • M.Mori, C
  • Okitsu, PH
  • Kunimatsu, LF
  • Owada, PH
  • Toyoda, SS
  • Marshall, PH
  • Koba, 2B
  • Kaneda, PH
  • Tokutake, PH
  • Kaneda, P
  • Yasuhiko Kawamura, P (Chunichi)
  • Koyama, P
  • Akiyama, P

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Hirose, SS
  2. Bloomfield, 2B
  3. Enomoto, 1B
  4. Harimoto, LF
  5. Yamauchi, RF
  6. Nomura, C
  7. Takakura, RF
  8. Kodama, 3B
  9. Inao, P

Backups Used

Umpires

  • Aritsu (Home), Kojima (1B), Inada (2B), Kawase (3B), Tsutsui (LF), Tagawa (RF)

Sources[edit]

Nippon Professional Baseball's All-Star Game

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