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1992 NPB All-Star Game

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The 1992 NPB All-Star Games featured three contests, and the Central League won twice while the Pacific League won the other one. It was the last time pitchers needed to bat in the All-Star Game.

Game 1[edit]

Game 1 was held on July 18 at Koshien Stadium in front of 44,747 fans. The PL's starter Hideo Nomo struck out five in his three shutout innings, and the CL's Koji Nakada also pitched three shutout innings with 5 strikeouts. The PL's Hiroo Ishii, Norio Tanabe and Fujio Tamura hit back-to-back-to-back homers to secure the win, and Ishii won the MVP as he added two RBI with a double against Tsuyoshi Yoda in the 8th inning. The CL only scored in the 8th inning when Takahiro Ikeyama hit a leadoff triple then Yutaka Wada's grounder sent him home.

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

Players used[edit]

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Koji Akiyama, CF (Seibu Lions)
  2. Daijiro Oishi, 2B (Kintetsu Buffaloes)
  3. Ralph Bryant, LF (Kintetsu)
  4. Kazuhiro Kiyohara, 1B (Seibu)
  5. Satoshi Takahashi, RF (Orix BlueWave)
  6. Hiroo Ishii, 3B (Kintetsu)
  7. Norio Tanabe, SS (Seibu)
  8. Fujio Tamura, C (Nippon Ham Fighters)
  9. Hideo Nomo, P (Kintetsu)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Takahiro Ikeyama, RF (Yakult Swallows)
  2. Yutaka Wada, 2B (Hanshin Tigers)
  3. Jim Paciorek, LF (Hanshin)
  4. Katsumi Hirosawa, 1B (Yakult)
  5. Norihiro Komada, RF (Yomiuri Giants)
  6. Atsuya Furuta, C (Yakult)
  7. Kaoru Okazaki, 3B (Yomiuri)
  8. Tsutomu Kameyama, CF (Hanshin)
  9. Koji Nakada, P (Hanshin)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Umpires[edit]

Game 2[edit]

Game 2 took place at Zozo Marine Stadium July 19 with an attendance of 25,552. The CL's Furuya completed the first cycle in All-Star history, and he was named the MVP. Okazaki was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, and he was a homer shy from cycle. Yagi drove in three runs for the CL to win this game. The PL's Ishige was 3-for-3, and Oishi blasted a two-run shot off Yutaka Ono in the 9th inning, but Ono still retired the next three batters to notch a save.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Central 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 11 0
Pacific 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4 9 0

Players used[edit]

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Furuya, C
  2. Ikeyama, SS
  3. Paciorek, LF
  4. Hara, DH
  5. Komada, RF
  6. Hirosawa, 1B
  7. Okazaki, 3B
  8. Yagi, CF
  9. Shoda, 2B

Backups Used

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Kiyohara, 1B
  2. Suzuki, CF
  3. M.Sasaki, RF
  4. Destrade, DH
  5. Bryant, LF
  6. Ishige 3B
  7. Yoshinaga, C
  8. Ogawa, SS
  9. Tsuji, 2B

Backups Used

Umpires[edit]

  • Ryuzo Yamamoto (Home), Kubo (1B), Igarashi (2B), Tani (3B), Hayashi (LF), Suzuki (RF)


Game 3[edit]

Game 3 took place at Miyagi Baseball Stadium July 21 with an attendance of 16,065. The PL's pitchers Akihito Kaneishi, Motoyuki Akahori and Atsunori Ito shut out the CL for 7 innings while striking out six, and Makoto Sasaki's solo shot off Manabu Kitabeppu gave the PL a one-run lead. However, the CL finally broke through against Ito in the 8th inning as Norihiro Komada blasted a game-tying homer. Ito, Shirai and Kawamoto then walked four combined, so the CL added another three runs. Kazuhiro Sasaki, who studied in Miyagi, pitched for the CL in the 9th inning. He gave up a solo shot to Kiyohara, but still struck out the next two batters to collect the save.

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

Players used[edit]

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Takagi, 3B
  2. Ikeyama, SS
  3. Paciorek, LF
  4. Hara, DH
  5. Komada, RF
  6. Sheets, 1B
  7. Okubo, C
  8. Shoda, 2B
  9. Kameyama, CF

Backups Used

  • Kuji, SS
  • Maehara, 3B
  • Yagi, LF
  • Okazaki, DH
  • Hirosawa, 1B
  • Iida, CF
  • Tatsukawa, C
  • Furuya, C
  • Wada, 2B
  • Manabu Kitabeppu, P (Hiroshima)
  • Masahiro Yamamoto, P (Chunichi)
  • K.Sasaki, P

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Matsunaga, 3B
  2. Oishi, 2B
  3. M.Sasaki, RF
  4. Ishii, 1B
  5. Destrade, DH
  6. Akiyama, CF
  7. Takahashi, LF
  8. Tamura, C
  9. Hamana, SS

Backups Used

  • Suzuki, CF
  • Tsuji, 2B
  • Nakajima, PH
  • Ogawa, 2B
  • Kiyohara, 1B
  • Ishige 3B
  • Yoshinaga, C
  • Tanabe, SS
  • Itoh, C
  • Bryant, PH
  • Motoyuki Akahori, P (Seibu)
  • Atsunori Ito, P (Orix)
  • Shirai, P
  • Kawamoto, P
  • Yoshida, P

Umpires[edit]

  • Suzuki (Home), Makino (1B), Ino (2B), Hayashi (3B), Tani (LF), Yamamoto (RF)

Sources[edit]

Nippon Professional Baseball's All-Star Game

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