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1983 NPB All-Star Game

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There were three 1983 NPB All-Star Games and the Pacific League swept the Central League. It was the first time that the PL used designated hitters in the All-Star Game.

Game 1[edit]

Game 1 took place July 23 at Meiji-Jingu Stadium, with an attendance of 31,827. Veteran Hiromitsu Kadota crushed 2 homers with 3 RBI to win MVP, while Terry Whitfield and Daijiro Oishi both homered in the 2nd inning. Starter Hirohisa Matsunuma completed 3 shutout innings with a strikeout to collect a win. The PL's Koji Yamamoto also blasted 2 homers, but his teammates couldn't drive in any runs so the CL lost the 2-run game.

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

Players used[edit]

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Makoto Shimada, RF (Nippon Ham Fighters)
  2. Yutaka Fukumoto, CF (Hankyu Braves)
  3. Steve Ontiveros, 3B (Seibu Lions)
  4. Hiromitsu Kadota, DH (Nankai Hawks)
  5. Hiromitsu Ochiai, 1B (Lotte Orions)
  6. Terry Whitfield, LF (Seibu)
  7. Nobuyuki Kagawa, C (Nankai)
  8. Hiromichi Ishige, SS (Seibu)
  9. Daijiro Oishi, 2B (Kintetsu Buffaloes)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Yoshihiko Takahashi, SS (Hiroshima Carp)
  2. Tadashi Matsumoto, CF (Yomiuri Giants)
  3. Tsutomu Wakamatsu, RF (Yakult Swallows)
  4. Koji Yamamoto, LF (Hiroshima)
  5. Masayuki Kakefu, 1B (Hanshin Tigers)
  6. Tatsunori Hara, 3B (Yomiuri)
  7. Kazunori Shinozuka, 2B (Yomiuri)
  8. Kazuhiro Yamakura, C (Yomiuri)
  9. Hiromu Matsuoka, P (Yakult)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Umpires[edit]

Game 2[edit]

Game 2 was held July 24 and was held in front of 28,540 fans at Nishinomiya Stadium. Masayuki Matsunuma pitched 3 strikeouts in 2 innings to get the win while allowing 2 runs; he and his brother Hirohisa were the only pair to win back-to-back All-Star Games in NPB history. Masataka Nashida's clutch go-ahead RBI single earned him the MVP, and Hiromitsu Ochiai collected a homer. Red-hot Koji Yamamoto went deep again to tie it in the 8th inning while drawing 2 walks, but his teammates didn't support him again.

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

Players used[edit]

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Takahashi, SS
  2. Matsumoto, CF
  3. Kakefu, 3B
  4. Yamamoto, LF
  5. Hara, 1B
  6. Tao, RF
  7. Shinozuka, 2B
  8. Kasama, C
  9. Shigeru Kobayashi, P (Hanshin)

Backups Used

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Fukumoto, CF
  2. Minoda, RF
  3. Ontiveros, 3B
  4. Kadota, DH
  5. Ochiai, 1B
  6. Whitfield,LF
  7. Kagawa, C
  8. Hiroyuki Yamazaki, 2B (Seibu)
  9. Ishige, SS

Backups Used

Umpires[edit]

Game 3[edit]

Game 3 was held July 26 in Hiroshima Municipal Baseball Stadium; the attendance was 31,362. The PL was efficient as they scored four with only four hits - three were homers. Ochiai was dominant as he recorded 2 homers to win MVP, and the other came from Fukumoto. Yutaka Enatsu pitched all 3 games for the PL and notched his 2nd save. On the other hand, the CL got 7 hits but only had one run with Naoki Takahashi's hit-by-pitch, and they were swept.

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

Players used[edit]

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Fukumoto, CF
  2. Shimada, RF
  3. Ontiveros, 3B
  4. Kadota, DH
  5. Ochiai, 1B
  6. Whitfield,LF
  7. Nashida, C
  8. Ishige, SS
  9. Oishi, 2B

Backups Used

  • Minoda, RF
  • Hada, 3B
  • Matsunaga, DH
  • Kagawa, C
  • Nakazawa, C
  • Takashiro, SS
  • Naoki Takahashi, P (Seibu)
  • Mori, P
  • Yutaro Imai, P (Hankyu)
  • Enatsu, P

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Takahashi, SS
  2. Matsumoto, CF
  3. Kinugasa, 3B
  4. Yamamoto, LF
  5. Hara, 2B
  6. Oshima, RF
  7. Nakahata, 1B
  8. Tatsukawa, C
  9. Tsunemi Tsuda, P (Hiroshima)

Backups Used

  • Tao, CF
  • Takagi, PH
  • Wakamatsu, RF
  • Yazawa, PH
  • Yamakura, C
  • Kasama, PH
  • Kakefu, 3B
  • Kono, PH
  • Shinozuka, 2B
  • Manabu Kitabeppu, P (Hiroshima)
  • Egawa, P
  • Sumi, P

Umpires[edit]

  • Inoue (Home), Murakoshi (1B), Osato (2B), Maekawa (3B), Sato (LF), Makino (RF)

Sources[edit]

Nippon Professional Baseball's All-Star Game

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