1985 in Japanese Baseball
|1985 in baseball|
|Cuban National League|
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Nippon Professional Baseball
- Bold indicates league champion; Italics indicate Nippon Series winner
|Hanshin Tigers||130||74||49||7||0.596||0.0||731||593||0.285||4.16||Yoshio Yoshida|
|Hiroshima Toyo Carp||130||68||57||5||0.542||7.0||615||570||0.271||4.13||Takeshi Koba|
|Yomiuri Giants||130||61||60||9||0.504||12.0||616||562||0.279||3.96||Sadaharu Oh|
|Yokohama Taiyo Whales||130||57||61||12||0.485||14.5||589||653||0.267||4.59||Sadao Kondo|
|Chunichi Dragons||130||56||61||13||0.481||15.0||537||596||0.265||4.08||Kazuhiro Yamauchi|
|Yakult Swallows||130||46||74||10||0.392||26.5||550||664||0.264||4.75||Masayuki Dobashi|
|Seibu Lions||130||79||45||6||0.631||0.0||655||543||0.272||3.82||Tatsuro Hirooka|
|Lotte Orions||130||64||60||6||0.515||15.0||720||711||0.287||4.80||Kazuhisa Inao|
|Kintetsu Buffaloes||130||63||60||7||0.512||15.5||678||731||0.272||5.10||Isami Okamoto|
|Hankyu Braves||130||64||61||5||0.512||15.5||758||698||0.274||4.98||Toshiharu Ueda|
|Nippon Ham Fighters||130||53||65||12||0.454||23.0||636||627||0.265||4.36||Shigeru Takada|
|Nankai Hawks||130||44||76||10||0.377||33.0||603||740||0.260||5.05||Yoshio Anabuki|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
|Statistic||Central League||Pacific League|
|ERA||Tatsuo Komatsu||Chunichi Dragons||2.65||Kimiyasu Kudoh||Seibu Lions||2.76|
|Wins||Tatsuo Komatsu||Chunichi Dragons||17||Yoshinori Sato||Hankyu Braves||21|
|Losses||Kenichi Kajima||Yakult Swallows||17||Shuji Fujimoto||Nankai Hawks||17|
|Saves||Kiyooki Nakanishi||Hanshin Tigers||19||Yasujiro Suzuki||Kintetsu Buffaloes||12|
|Save Points||Kiyooki Nakanishi||Hanshin Tigers||30||Takaaki Ishimoto||Kintetsu Buffaloes||26|
|Innings Pitched||Genji Kaku||Chunichi Dragons||230.1||Yoshinori Sato||Hankyu Braves||260.1|
|Appearances||Kiyooki Nakanishi||Hanshin Tigers||63||Takaaki Ishimoto||Kintetsu Buffaloes||70|
|Hits Allowed||Takao Obana||Yakult Swallows||229||Yoshinori Sato||Hankyu Braves||279|
|Home Runs Allowed||Genji Kaku||Chunichi Dragons||38||Hisashi Yamada||Hankyu Braves||42|
|Strikeouts||Tatsuo Komatsu||Chunichi Dragons||172||Yoshinori Sato||Hankyu Braves||188|
|Base-on-Balls||Rich Gale||Hanshin Tigers||84||Yoshinori Sato||Hankyu Braves||105|
The NPB All-Star Game featured three games and was won by the Central League two games to one. The first game was played at Meiji Jingu Baseball Stadium and was won by the CL, 2 - 0. The second game was played at Kawasaki Baseball Stadium and was won by the CL, 6 - 5. The third game was played at Fujiidera Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 10 - 2.
In the Nippon Series, the Hanshin Tigers (CL) defeated the Seibu Lions (PL), 4 games to 2. The long suffering torakichi finally see their team win its first Nippon Series, and the Tiger's first title after 38 years. The winning manager was Yoshio Yoshida and the series MVP was Randy Bass.
|Award||League||Player||Team||Position||AB||R||H||HR||RBI||SB||AVG||OBP||SLG||W - L||SV||IP||HA||HRA||BB||SO||ERA|
|Most Valuable Player||CL||Randy Bass||Hanshin Tigers||1B||497||100||174||54||134||1||.350||.428||.718||Did not pitch|
|PL||Hiromitsu Ochiai||Lotte Orions||3B||460||118||169||52||146||5||.367||.481||.763||Did not pitch|
|Rookie of the Year||CL||Jun Kawabata||Hiroshima Toyo Carp||P||46||7||15||0||2||1||.326||.347||.348||11 - 7||7||162.0||127||15||72||109||2.72|
|PL||Terumitsu Kumano||Hankyu Braves||OF||386||74||114||14||60||13||.295||.369||.479||Did not pitch|
The following players were part of the 1985 Best Nine teams.
The following players were the recipients of the Diamond Glove Award in 1985.
High School Baseball
The 67th National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 3791 schools competing for 49 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game PL Gakuen (Osaka) defeated Ube High School (Yamaguchi) by a score of 4 - 3.
The 57th National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 32 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Ino High School (Kochi) defeated Taikyo High School (Tokyo) by a score of 4 - 1.
All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series
The 1985 All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series featured 16 schools competing in the tournament at Meiji-Jingu Stadium. In the championship game Hosei University defeated Toyo University by a score of 4 - 1.
Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention
Tokyo Big6 Baseball League
Tohto University Base Ball League
Kansai 6 University Baseball League
Japanese Players in Other Countries
Hall of Fame
The following people were elected to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame:
- Atsushi Aramaki, by Sportswriters Committee
- Katsumi Shiraishi, by Sportswriters Committee
- Shigeru Sugishita, by Sportswriters Committee
- Katsuo Tanaka, by Special Committee
- Ikushi Yamanouchi, by Special Committee
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