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1966 NPB All-Star Game

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There were three 1966 NPB All-Star Games, with the Pacific League beat the Central League twice while the CL won once.

Game 1[edit]

Game 1 was held on July 19 with 29,322 fans coming to Tokyo Stadium. Yoshinori Hirose won MVP with his game-winning, 3-run homer off Gene Bacque in the 5th inning, and Shoichi Busujima also played well as he was 3-for-3 with a homer. The CL's Kazuyoshi Yamamoto also collected 3 hits with a double, and Sadaharu Oh added a solo shot in the 6th inning.

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

Players used[edit]

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Toshio Naka, CF (Chunichi Dragons)
  2. Morimichi Takagi, 2B (Chunichi)
  3. Shigeo Nagashima, 3B Yomiuri Giants
  4. Sadaharu Oh, 1B (Yomiuri)
  5. Shinichi Eto, LF (Chunichi)
  6. Kazuyoshi Yamamoto, RF (Hiroshima Carp)
  7. Masahiko Mori, C (Yomiuri)
  8. Yoshio Yoshida, SS (Hanshin Tigers)
  9. Kunio Jonouchi, P (Yomiuri)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Yoshinori Hirose, CF (Nankai Hawks)
  2. Jack Bloomfield, 2B (Nankai)
  3. Kihachi Enomoto, 1B (Tokyo Orions)
  4. Isao Harimoto, LF (Toei Flyers)
  5. Katsuya Nomura, C (Nankai)
  6. Jim Baumer, 3B (Nishitetsu Lions)
  7. Shoichi Busujima, RF (Toei)
  8. Kenji Koike, SS (Nankai)
  9. Masaaki Koyama, P (Tokyo)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Umpires[edit]

Game 2[edit]

Game 2 took place July 20 at Koshien Stadium with 34,323 in attendance. Kihachi Enomoto's go-ahead, 2-run homer earned him the MVP, and Isao Harimoto added 3 insurance runs with a home run the 6th inning. Masaaki Ikenaga got the win with 3 shutout innings, and Toshiaki Moriyasu struck out 4 in 2 innings. The CL's highlight was Oh, who went 2-for-4 and drove in 2 runs.

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

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Hirose, CF
  2. Bloomfield, 2B
  3. Enomoto, 1B
  4. Harimoto, LF
  5. Baumer, 3B
  6. Doi, LF
  7. Hiromi Wada, (Nishitetsu)
  8. Funada, SS
  9. Masaaki Ikenaga, P (Nishitetsu)

Backups Used

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Shibata, CF
  2. Takagi, 2B
  3. Nagashima, 3B
  4. Oh, 1B
  5. Eto, LF
  6. Yamamoto, RF
  7. Tsuji, C
  8. Yoshida, SS
  9. Minoru Murayama, P (Hanshin)

Backups Used

Umpires[edit]

Game 3[edit]

At Hiroshima Municipal Baseball Stadium on July 21, 26,501 were in attendance. Koba won MVP with his 2-run homer in the 5th inning, and Toi also blasted a homer in the 7th inning. The PL only scored once in the 9th inning, thanks to Kunisada's RBI single.

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

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Hirose, CF
  2. Maeda, 3B
  3. Baumer, 1B
  4. Harimoto, LF
  5. Nomura, C
  6. Doi, RF
  7. Kunisada, 2B
  8. Koike, SS
  9. Fumio Narita, P (Tokyo)

Backups Used

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Takagi, 2B
  2. Koba, SS
  3. Nagashima, 3B
  4. Oh, 1B
  5. Yamamoto, RF
  6. Kondo, CF
  7. Yamauchi, LF
  8. Tanaka, C
  9. Susumu Oba, P (Hiroshima)

Backups Used

  • Yoshida, SS
  • Naka, CF
  • Toi, 1B
  • Shibata, LF
  • Matsubara, 3B
  • Yanoura, 3B
  • Yokomizo, PH
  • Tsuji, C
  • Mori, C
  • Eto, LF
  • Yamanaka, P
  • Bando, P
  • Bacque, P
  • Horiuchi, P

Umpires[edit]

  • Kyuki (Home), Tsutsui (1B), Hamazaki (2B), Matsuhashi (3B), Yokozawa (LF), Tashiro (RF)

Sources[edit]

Nippon Professional Baseball's All-Star Game

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