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1997 NPB All-Star Game

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The 1997 NPB All-Star Games featured two contests, and both league won one game

Game 1[edit]

Game 1 was held on July 23 at Osaka Dome in front of 28,969 fans. The CL was shut out while the PL collected 17 hits. Kazuo Matsui was 3-for-5 with four steals, and was named MVP. Satoru Komiyama pitched three shutout innings with three strikeouts to get the win, and Keiichi Yabu allowed two runs in two innings and got the loss for the second straight year.

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

Players used[edit]

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Kenjiro Nomura, SS (Hiroshima Carp)
  2. Takuro Ishii, 3B (Yokohama BayStars)
  3. Atsuya Furuta, C (Yakult Swallows)
  4. Hideki Matsui, RF (Yomiuri Giants)
  5. Bobby Rose, 2B (Yokohama)
  6. Dwayne Hosey, DH (Yakult)
  7. Kazuhiro Kiyohara, 1B (Yomiuri)
  8. Tomoaki Kanemoto, LF (Hiroshima)
  9. Tsuyoshi Shinjo, CF (Hanshin Tigers)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Ichiro Suzuki, RF (Orix BlueWave)
  2. Kazuo Matsui, SS (Seibu Lions)
  3. Hiroki Kokubo, 2B (Daiei Hawks)
  4. Koichiro Yoshinaga, DH (Daiei)
  5. Tuffy Rhodes, LF (Kintetsu Buffaloes)
  6. Ken Suzuki, 1B (Seibu)
  7. Atsushi Kataoka, 3B (Nippon Ham Fighters)
  8. Kenji Johjima, C (Daiei)
  9. So Taguchi, CF (Orix)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Umpires[edit]

Game 2[edit]

Game 2 took place at the Meiji-Jingu Stadium July 24 with an attendance of 31,194. Kazuhiro Kiyohara blasted two homers in 2nd inning and 4th inning with 4 RBI to collected his 6th All-Star Game MVP. Hideki Matsui also blasted a solo shot in the 4th inning, and southpaw Masahiro Yamamoto got the win while he pitched three shutout innings with three strikeouts. Matsui stole twice, and Ichiro Suzuki was the only batter to hit more than one hits for PL.


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

Players used[edit]

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Ochiai, DH
  2. K.Matsui, SS
  3. Rhodes, LF
  4. Ichiro, RF
  5. Tanaka, 2B
  6. Kataoka, 3B
  7. Suzuki, 1B
  8. Ide, CF
  9. Itoh, C

Backups Used

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Atsunori Inaba, RF (Yakult)
  2. Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, 2B (Chunichi Dragons)
  3. Furuya, C
  4. H.Matsui, CF
  5. Rose, DH
  6. Hosey, 3B
  7. Kiyohara, 1B
  8. Kanemoto, LF
  9. Kuji, SS

Backups Used

Umpires[edit]

Sources[edit]

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