1992 Japan Series

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1992 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Seibu Lions (4) Masaaki Mori 80–47–3, .630, GA: 4.5
Yakult Swallows (3) Katsuya Nomura 69–61–1, .531, GA: 2
Dates: October 17 – October 26
MVP: Takehiro Ishii (SEI)
FSA: Yoichi Okabayashi (YKS)
Television: Fuji TV (Games 1,6), TV Asahi (Games 2,4,5,7) TBS (Game 3), NHK BS-1 (All Games)
Radio: NHK Radio 1, TBS (JRN), JOQR (NRN), NBS (NRN), NACK5
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The 1992 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1992 season. It was the 43rd Japan Series and featured the Pacific League champion Seibu Lions against the Central League champion Yakult Swallows. Seibu won their third consecutive PL pennant in convincing fashion to reach the series, and Yakult finished the season atop the competitive CL for the first time since 1978. Played at Meiji Jingu Stadium and Seibu Lions Stadium, the Lions defeated the Swallows four games to three in the best-of-seven series to win the franchise's 11th Japan Series title. Seibu's Sawamura Award winner Takehiro Ishii was named Most Valuable Player of the series. The series was played between October 17 and October 26 with home field advantage going to the Central League.

Summary[edit]

PL Seibu Lions (4) vs. CL Yakult Swallows (3)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 17 Seibu Lions - 3, Yakult Swallows – 7 Meiji Jingu Stadium 4:04 34,767[1]
2 October 18 Seibu Lions – 2, Yakult Swallows – 0 Meiji Jingu Stadium 3:21 35,876[1] 
3 October 21 Yakult Swallows – 1, Seibu Lions – 6 Seibu Lions Stadium 3:24 31,370[1] 
4 October 22 Yakult Swallows – 0, Seibu Lions – 1 Seibu Lions Stadium 2:38 31,457[1] 
5 October 23 Yakult Swallows - 7, Seibu Lions - 6 Seibu Lions Stadium 3:53 31,489[1] 
6 October 25 Seibu Lions - 7, Yakult Swallows - 8 Meiji Jingu Stadium 4:10 35,391[1] 
7 October 26 Seibu Lions - 2, Yakult Swallows - 1 Meiji Jingu Stadium 4:05 34,101[1]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Saturday, October 17, 1992 at Meiji Jingu Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Seibu 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 10 0
Yakult 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4X 7 14 0
WP: Yoichi Okabayashi (1–0)   LP: Yoshitaka Katori (0–1)
Home runs:
SEI: Orestes Destrade (1,2)
YKS: Atsuya Furuta (1), Toru Sugiura (1)

Game 2[edit]

Sunday, October 18, 1992 at Meiji Jingu Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 8 0
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
WP: Kuo Tai-yuan (1–0)   LP: Daisuke Araki (0–1)   Sv: Tetsuya Shiozaki (1)

Game 3[edit]

Wednesday, October 21, 1992 at Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokorozawa, Saitama
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0
Seibu 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 X 6 11 0
WP: Takehiro Ishii (1–0)   LP: Kazuhisa Ishii (0–1)
Home runs:
YKS: Katsumi Hirosawa (1)
SEI: None

Game 4[edit]

Thursday, October 22, 1992 at Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokorozawa, Saitama
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Seibu 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 X 1 4 1
WP: Yoshitaka Katori (1–1)   LP: Yoichi Okabayashi (1–1)   Sv: Tetsuya Shiozaki (2)
Home runs:
YKS: None
SEI: Koji Akiyama (1)

Game 5[edit]

Friday, October 23, 1992 at Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokorozawa, Saitama
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Yakult 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 7 11 1
Seibu 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 6 11 0
WP: Akimitsu Itoh (1–0)   LP: Tetsuya Shiozaki (0–1)
Home runs:
YKS: Jack Howell (1), Takahiro Ikeyama (1)
SEI: Orestes Destrade (3)

Game 6[edit]

Sunday, October 25, 1992 at Meiji Jingu Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Seibu 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 7 6 0
Yakult 0 0 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 1X 8 14 1
WP: Akimitsu Itoh (2–0)   LP: Tetsuya Shiozaki (0–2)
Home runs:
SEI: Hiromichi Ishige (1), Ken Suzuki (1)
YKS: Hideki Hashigami (1), Takahiro Ikeyama (2), Jack Howell (2), Shinji Hata (1)

Game 7[edit]

Monday, October 26, 1992 at Meiji Jingu Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Seibu 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 8 1
Yakult 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
WP: Takehiro Ishii (2–0)   LP: Yoichi Okabayashi (1–2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "1992年度日本シリーズ 試合結果" (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved June 10, 2010. 

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