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1970 NPB All-Star Game

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There were three 1970 NPB All-Star Games. The Central League won twice while the Pacific League won the other one.

Game 1[edit]

Game 1 was held July 18 at Meiji-Jingu Stadium; 38,887 fans showed up. The PL destroyed their opponent's starter, Hidetake Watanabe, in the first inning as their first five batters each collected a hit. Hiroyuki Yamazaki and Michiyo Arito then crushed back-to-back homers, and Watanabe left the mound without getting any outs. Atsushi Nagaike added another homer, and his team scored 8 runs in this inning. The CL didn't give up, Koichi Tabuchi answered back in the next inning with a homer, and legend Sadaharu Oh was 2-for-5 with 3 RBI. However, the PL still won the game with a 13-9 score, and Nagaike won MVP with his 4-for-6 performance.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pacific 8 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 13 17 2
Central 0 3 2 0 1 2 1 0 1 9 12 4

Players used[edit]

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Atsushi Nagaike, RF (Hankyu)
  2. Isao Harimoto, CF (Toei Flyers
  3. George Altman, LF (Lotte)
  4. Katsuo Osugi, 1B (Toei)
  5. Katsuya Nomura, C (Nankai Hawks)
  6. Hiroyuki Yamazaki, 2B (Lotte)
  7. Michiyo Arito, 3B (Lotte)
  8. Toshizo Sakamoto, SS (Hankyu Braves)
  9. Fumio Narita, P (Lotte)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Shigeru Takada, LF (Yomiuri Giants)
  2. Toshio Naka, CF (Chunichi Dragons)
  3. Sadaharu Oh, 1B (Yomiuri)
  4. Shigeo Nagashima, 3B (Yomiuri)
  5. Makoto Matsubara, SS (Taiyo Whales)
  6. Isao Shibata, RF (Yomiuri)
  7. Shiro Takegami, 2B (Yakult Atoms)
  8. Koichi Tabuchi, C (Hanshin Tigers)
  9. Hidetake Watanabe, P (Yomiuri)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Umpires[edit]

Game 2[edit]

Game 2 took place July 19 at Osaka Stadium with an attendance of 28,740. Masayuki Nakatsuka blasted a leadoff solo shot off Mutsuo Minagawa, and Shigeo Nagashima was 2-for-5 with 2 RBI. The CL's starter, Yutaka Enatsu, struck out 8 in 3 innings to win the MVP, and Shoichi Ono also had 3 Ks. Katsuya Nomura was the only batter to have an extra-base hit for the PL, and he drove in their only run with a double.

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

Players used[edit]

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Nakatsuka, CF
  2. Naka, LF
  3. Oh, RF
  4. Nagashima, SS
  5. Toi, 1B
  6. Matsubara, 3B
  7. Takegami, 2B
  8. Tabuchi, C
  9. Yutaka Enatsu, P (Hanshin)

Backups Used

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Nagaike, RF
  2. Ikebe, CF
  3. Harimoto, LF
  4. Nomura, C
  5. Osugi, 1B
  6. Tomita, 3B
  7. Yamazaki, 2B
  8. Oshita, SS
  9. Mutsuo Minagawa, P (Nankai)

Backups Used

Umpires[edit]

Game 3[edit]

Game 3 was July 21 at Hiroshima Municipal Baseball Stadium in front of 25,878. Goro Toi won the MVP with his game-winning, 3-run homer off Toshihiko Sei in the 4th inning, and he also collected another 2 RBI in the 6th inning. Baek was the only PL hitter to have more than one hit, and he drove in 4 of their 6 runs.

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

Players used[edit]

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Koyama, CF
  2. Harimoto, LF
  3. Altman, RF
  4. Osugi, 1B
  5. Nomura, C
  6. Yamazaki, 2B
  7. Arito, 3B
  8. Sakamoto, SS
  9. Masaaki Kitaru, P (Lotte)

Backups Used

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Takada, LF
  2. Nakatsuka, CF
  3. Oh, 1B
  4. Nagashima, 3B
  5. Shibata, RF
  6. Tatsuhiko Kimata, C (Chunichi)
  7. Ando, 2B
  8. Mimura, SS
  9. Sotokoba, P

Backups Used

  • Yazawa, LF
  • Yamauchi, LF
  • Matsubara, 3B
  • Naka, LF
  • Mori, C
  • Takegami, PH
  • Tabuchi, C
  • Toi, RF
  • Ejiri, RF
  • Shizuo Shiraishi, P (Hiroshima)
  • Watanabe, P
  • Takahashi, P
  • Ueda, P

Umpires[edit]

  • Saida (Home), Murayama (1B), Dobutsu (2B), Takemoto (3B), Ono (LF), Harada (RF)

Sources[edit]

Nippon Professional Baseball's All-Star Game

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