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1980 NPB All-Star Game

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There were three 1980 NPB All-Star Games. The Central League won twice while the Pacific League won another.

Game 1[edit]

Game 1 took place July 19 at Nishinomiya Stadium, with an attendance of 26,729. Akinobu Okada recorded a game-winning, pinch-hit 3-run homer against Shigekuni Mashiba in the 4th inning, and he won the MVP. Veteran Sadaharu Oh blasted a solo shot in the first at-bat of his last All-Star Game, and Yoshihiko Takahashi was 3-for-5 and scored twice. The PL's foreigner Leron Lee collected 2 homers and drove in half of their 6 runs, while another slugger Hiromitsu Kadota pinch-hit and crushed a 2-run homer.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Central 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 12 0
Pacific 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 6 10 1

Players used[edit]

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Yoshihiko Takahashi, SS (Hiroshima Carp)
  2. Tsutomu Wakamatsu, LF (Yakult Swallows)
  3. Sadaharu Oh, 1B (Yomiuri Giants)
  4. Koji Yamamoto, CF (Hiroshima)
  5. Masayuki Kakefu, 3B (Hanshin Tigers)
  6. Sachio Kinugasa, RF (Hiroshima)
  7. Akinobu Mayumi, 2B (Hanshin)
  8. Yoshiharu Wakana, C (Hanshin)
  9. Shigeru Kobayashi, P (Hanshin)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Mitsuyasu Hirano, CF (Kintetsu Buffaloes)
  2. Shigeru Kurihashi, LF (Kintetsu)
  3. Leron Lee, RF (Lotte Orions)
  4. Hideji Kato, 1B (Hankyu Braves)
  5. Michiyo Arito, SS (Lotte)
  6. Kinji Shimatani, 3B (Hankyu)
  7. Hiroyuki Yamazaki, 2B (Seibu Lions)
  8. Masataka Nashida, C (Kintetsu)
  9. Takashi Imoto, P (Kintetsu)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Umpires[edit]

Game 2[edit]

Game 2 was held July 20 and was held in front of 22,285 fans at Kawasaki Stadium. The game remained 1-1 until Mitsuyasu Hirano's clutch 2-run homer off Masaji Hiramatsu in the 8th inning, and he won the MVP. Shinichi Yamauchi got the win with his two shutout innings, and Akira Kuramochi saved it.

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

Players used[edit]

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Takahashi, SS
  2. Wakamatsu, LF
  3. Oh, 1B
  4. Yamamoto, CF
  5. Kinugasa, 3B
  6. Reinbach, RF
  7. Motoi, 2B
  8. Tatsuhiko Kimata, C (Chunichi)
  9. Kazuo Yamane, P (Hiroshima)

Backups Used

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Arito, SS
  2. Shimada, CF
  3. Katahira, 1B
  4. Lee, RF
  5. Kurihashi, LF
  6. Shimatani, 3B
  7. Yamazaki, 2B
  8. Nashida, C
  9. Choji Murata, P (Lotte)

Backups Used

  • Kadota, PH
  • Hirano, CF
  • Doi, 1B
  • Marcano, PH
  • Takashiro, SS
  • H.Kato, 1B
  • Fukumoto, CF
  • Ishiwata, PH
  • T.Kato, C
  • Keishi Suzuki, P (Kintetsu)
  • Shinichi Yamauchi, P (Nankai)
  • Kuramochi, P

Umpires[edit]

Game 3[edit]

Game 3 was held July 22 in Korakuen Stadium; the attendance was 33,910. Akinobu Mayumi drove in the first run with a single, and Masayuki Kakefu added an insurance run with a homer. The PL roared back in the 9th inning when four batters reached base in the 9th inning. However, the CL's closer, Yutaka Enatsu, struck out the next three straight hitters - Leron Lee, Michiyo Arito and Shinichi Yamauchi to save it; he won the MVP with his outstanding pitching.

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

Players used[edit]

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Fukumoto, CF
  2. Kurihashi, LF
  3. Katahira, 1B
  4. Lee, RF
  5. Arito, SS
  6. T.Kato, C
  7. Yamazaki, 2B
  8. Takashiro, SS
  9. Kida, P

Backups Used

  • Kadota, PH
  • Kuramochi, PR
  • Hirano, LF
  • Doi, 1B
  • Marcano, PH
  • Yamauchi, PH
  • Shimatani, 2B
  • H.Kato, PH
  • Nomura, C
  • Shimada, PH
  • Ishiwata, SS
  • Nashida, PH
  • Takahashi, P
  • Tokinari Nishina, P (Lotte)
  • Mashiba, P
  • Matsunuma, P

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Okada, 3B
  2. Takahashi, SS
  3. Yamamoto, CF
  4. Oh, 1B
  5. Kinugasa, RF
  6. Wakamatsu, LF
  7. Mayumi, 2B
  8. Oya, C
  9. Suguru Egawa, P (Yomiuri)

Backups Used

Umpires[edit]

  • Igarashi (Home), Tanaka (1B), Okada (2B), Ota (3B), Baba (LF), Suzuki (RF)

Sources[edit]

Nippon Professional Baseball's All-Star Game

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