1990 Japan Series

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1990 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Seibu Lions (4) Masaaki Mori 81–45–4, .643, GA: 12
Yomiuri Giants (0) Motoshi Fujita 88–42, .677, GA: 22
Dates: October 20 – October 24
MVP: Orestes Destrade (SEI)
FSA: Kaoru Okazaki (YOM)
Television: NTV (Games 1-2), TBS (Game 3), TV Asahi (Game 4), NHK ETV (Game 4), NHK BS-1 (All Games)
Radio: NHK Radio 1, TBS (JRN), JOQR (NRN), NBS (NRN), Radio Nippon, NACK5
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The 1990 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1990 season. It was the 41st Japan Series and featured the Pacific League champion Seibu Lions against the Central League champion Yomiuri Giants. Seibu won the PL pennant in for the seventh time in nine years to reach the series, and Yomiuri dominated the CL to return to the series after winning it the year before. Played at Tokyo Dome and Seibu Lions Stadium, the Lions swept the heavily favored Giants in four games to win the franchise's 10th Japan Series title. Seibu slugger and former MLB player Orestes Destrade was named Most Valuable Player of the series. The series was played between October 20 and October 24 with home field advantage going to the Central League.

Summary[edit]

PL Seibu Lions (4) vs. CL Yomiuri Giants (0)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 20 Seibu Lions - 5, Yomiuri Giants – 0 Tokyo Dome 2:58 46,008[1]
2 October 21 Seibu Lions – 9, Yomiuri Giants – 5 Tokyo Dome 3:36 46,153[1] 
3 October 23 Yomiuri Giants – 0, Seibu Lions – 7 Seibu Lions Stadium 2:48 31,804[1] 
4 October 24 Yomiuri Giants – 3, Seibu Lions – 7 Seibu Lions Stadium 3:15 31,804[1]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Saturday, October 20, 1990 at Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo, Tokyo
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 9 0
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
WP: Hisanobu Watanabe (1–0)   LP: Hiromi Makihara (0–1)
Home runs:
SEI: Orestes Destrade (1)
YOM: None

Game 2[edit]

Sunday, October 21, 1990 at Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo, Tokyo
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu 2 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 9 13 0
Yomiuri 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 5 9 2
WP: Tetsuya Shiozaki (1–0)   LP: Masaki Saito (0–1)
Home runs:
SEI: Tsutomu Itoh (1), Orestes Destrade (2)
YOM: Kaoru Okazaki (1), Kazunori Shinozuka (1)

Game 3[edit]

Tuesday, October 23, 1990 at Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokorozawa, Saitama
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Seibu 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 X 7 9 1
WP: Tomio Watanabe (1–0)   LP: Masumi Kuwata (0–1)
Home runs:
YOM: None
SEI: Koji Akiyama (1)

Game 4[edit]

Wednesday, October 24, 1990 at Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokorozawa, Saitama
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 8 1
Seibu 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 X 7 13 0
WP: Kuo Tai-yuan (1–0)   LP: Kazutomo Miyamoto (0–1)   Sv: Tetsuya Shiozaki (1)
Home runs:
YOM: Shinichi Murata (1), Masahiro Kawai (1)
SEI: None

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "1990年度日本シリーズ 試合結果" (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 

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