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1987 NPB All-Star Game

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There were three 1987 NPB All-Star Games, and the Pacific League swept the Central League.

Game 1[edit]

Game 1 took place July 25 at Seibu Dome, with an attendance of 30,389. Hisashi Yamada pitched 2 innings and collected his record-setting 7th win in All-Star competition. Hideaki Takazawa hit a game-winning 3-run homer off Tatsuo Komatsu to win the MVP, and Hiromichi Ishige also hit a solo shot. Tatsunori Hara was 2-for-4 with a 2-run shot off Nobuyuki Hoshino and scored half of the CL's four runs.

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

Players used[edit]

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Ryuzo Yamasaki, CF (Hiroshima Carp)
  2. Kazunori Shinozuka, 2B (Yomiuri Giants)
  3. Tatsunori Hara, 3B (Yomiuri)
  4. Hiromitsu Ochiai, 1B (Chunichi Dragons)
  5. Gary Rajsich, LF (Chunichi)
  6. Sadaaki Yoshimura, RF (Yomiuri)
  7. Masaru Uno, SS (Chunichi)
  8. Mitsuo Tatsukawa, C (Hiroshima)
  9. Yutaka Ono, P (Hiroshima)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Hiromichi Ishige, SS (Seibu Lions)
  2. Daijiro Oishi, 2B (Kintetsu Buffaloes)
  3. Tony Brewer, RF (Nippon Ham Fighters)
  4. Kazuhiko Ishimine, LF (Hankyu Braves)
  5. Koji Akiyama, 3B (Seibu)
  6. Kazuhiro Kiyohara, 1B (Seibu)
  7. Hideaki Takazawa, CF (Lotte Orions)
  8. Tsutomu Itoh, C (Seibu)
  9. Nobuyuki Hoshino, P (Hankyu)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Umpires[edit]

Game 2[edit]

Game 2 was held July 26 in front of 27,819 fans at Yokohama Stadium. The PL's Kazuyoshi Ono pitched 3 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts to get the win, and Hiroaki Matsuura saved it with another two shutout innings. Hiromichi Ishige hit a go-ahead 3-run homer off Tadashi Sugimoto in the 7th inning and won the MVP. Daijiro Oishi also hit a solo shot, and Kazuyuki Shirai was 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored. The CL's Randy Bass drove in 2 runs with a homer.

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

Players used[edit]

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Ishige, SS
  2. Arai, CF
  3. Kadota, RF
  4. Ishimine, LF
  5. Davis, 1B
  6. Kiyohara, 3B
  7. Shirai, 2B
  8. Itoh, C
  9. Kimiyasu Kudo, P (Seibu)

Backups Used

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Yashiki, CF
  2. Shoda, 2B
  3. Bass, 1B
  4. Hara, 3B
  5. Rajsich, RF
  6. Uno, SS
  7. Matsumoto, LF
  8. Yamakura, C
  9. Suguru Egawa, P (Yomiuri)

Backups used

Umpires[edit]

Game 3[edit]

Game 3 was held July 28 in front of 39,610 fans at Koshien Stadium. Two Koshien stars - the K-K duo of Kazuhiro Kiyohara and Masumi Kuwata - met each other for the first time in their professional career, and Kiyohara won the duel as he blasted a 2-run home run on Kuwata's first pitch; Kiyohara added another 2 hits and won MVP. The PL's Ishimine was also 3-for-4 with a home run, and Takayuki Murakami came off the bench to crush 2 homers. The CL also had homers as Bass and Sachio Kinugasa was back-to-back in the 8th inning, and Takehiko Kobayakawa added a pinch-hit homer in the 7th inning. Ushijima closed the door for the PL as he struck out 3 in 2 innings and got the save.

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

Players used[edit]

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Ishige, SS
  2. Fukumoto, CF
  3. Kiyohara, 3B
  4. Davis, 1B
  5. Ishimine, LF
  6. Kadota, RF
  7. Nishimura, 2B
  8. Kazuhiko Yamashita, C (Kintetsu)
  9. Hideyuki Awano, P (Kintetsu)

Backups Used

  • Kanamori, PH
  • Brewer, CF
  • Takazawa, RF
  • Shirai, 2B
  • Yoshitake, LF
  • Akiyama, CF
  • Tamura, C
  • Arai, PH
  • Itoh, C
  • Oishi, SS
  • Yukihiko Yamaoki, P (Hankyu)
  • Kazuhiro Yamauchi, P (Nankai)
  • Ushijima, P

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Mayumi, RF
  2. Shinozuka, 2B
  3. Ochiai, 3B
  4. Bass, 1B
  5. Hara, SS
  6. Hirosawa, LF
  7. Yamasaki, CF
  8. Yamakura, C
  9. Masumi Kuwata, P (Yomiuri)

Backups used

Umpires[edit]

  • Tomoyose (Home), Kobayashi (1B), Inoue (2B), Murata (3B), Osato (LF), Shinya (RF)

Sources[edit]

Nippon Professional Baseball's All-Star Game

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