1985 Japan Series

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1985 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Hanshin Tigers (4) Yoshio Yoshida
Seibu Lions (2) Tatsuro Hirooka
Dates: October 26 – November 2
MVP: Randy Bass (Hanshin)
Television:
TV announcers: Akira Ishikawa (TBS), Etsuro Matsukura (Fuji TV), Akio Kuroda (ABC), Sadao Uekusa (ABC), Teruhisa Inoue (MBS), Toshiharu Shimamura (NHK), Shuichi Itchoda (Yomiuri TV)
Radio:
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The 1985 Japan Series matched the Central League champion Hanshin Tigers against the Pacific League champion Seibu Lions. This was the 37th meeting between the champions of the Pacific and Central Leagues. Making their first appearance in the Japan Series since 1964, the Tigers finally won their first Japan Series championship. To this day, it remains the only Japan Series title won by the Tigers.

Summary[edit]

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Seibu Lions – 0, Hanshin Tigers – 3 October 26 Seibu Lions Stadium 32,463[1]
2 Seibu Lions – 1, Hanshin Tigers – 2 October 27 Seibu Lions Stadium 32,593[1]
3 Hanshin Tigers – 4, Seibu Lions – 6 October 29 Hanshin Koshien Stadium 51,355[1]
4 Hanshin Tigers – 2, Seibu Lions – 4 October 30 Hanshin Koshien Stadium 51,554[1]
5 Hanshin Tigers – 7, Seibu Lions – 2 October 31 Hanshin Koshien Stadium 51,430[1]
6 Seibu Lions – 3, Hanshin Tigers – 9 November 2 Seibu Lions Stadium 32,371[1]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Saturday, October 26, 1985 13:03 at Seibu Lions Stadium in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 8 0
Seibu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Starting pitchers:
HAN: Chikafusa Ikeda (0-0)
SEI: Hirohisa Matsunuma (0-0)
WP: Chikafusa Ikeda (1-0)   LP: Hirohisa Matsunuma (0-1)
Home runs:
HAN: Randy Bass (1)
SEI: None
Attendance: 32,463
Boxscore

Game 2[edit]

Sunday, October 27, 1985 13:00 at Seibu Lions Stadium in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1
Seibu 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
Starting pitchers:
HAN: Rich Gale (0-0)
SEI: Naoki Takahashi (0-0)
WP: Rich Gale (1-0)   LP: Naoki Takahashi (0-1)   Sv: Kiyooki Nakanishi (1)
Home runs:
HAN: Randy Bass (2)
SEI: Hiromichi Ishige (1)
Attendance: 32,593
Boxscore

Game 3[edit]

Tuesday, October 29, 1985 13:01 at Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 12 1
Hanshin 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 1
Starting pitchers:
SEI: Kimiyasu Kudo (0-0)
HAN: Yoshihiro Nakada (0-0)
WP: Osamu Higashio (1-0)   LP: Yoshihiro Nakada (0-1)
Home runs:
SEI: Hiromichi Ishige (2), Takanori Okamura (1)
HAN: Randy Bass (3), Munehiko Shimada (1)
Attendance: 51,355
Boxscore

Game 4[edit]

Wednesday, October 30, 1985 13:00 at Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 4 8 1
Hanshin 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 0
Starting pitchers:
SEI: Hirohisa Matsunuma (0-1)
HAN: Fumitaka Ito (0-0)
WP: Tamotsu Nagai (1-0)   LP: Osamu Fukuma (0-1)   Sv: Osamu Higashio (1)
Home runs:
SEI: Steve Ontiveros (1), Yoshihiro Nishioka (1)
HAN: Akinobu Mayumi (1)
Attendance: 51,554
Boxscore

Game 5[edit]

Thursday, October 31, 1985 13:00 at Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 0
Hanshin 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 X 7 10 0
Starting pitchers:
SEI: Kazuyuki Ono (0-0)
HAN: Chikafusa Ikeda (1-0)
WP: Osamu Fukuma (1-1)   LP: Kazuyuki Ono (0-1)
Home runs:
SEI: Takuji Ota (1)
HAN: Masayuki Kakefu (1), Keiichi Nagasaki (1)
Attendance: 51,430
Boxscore

Game 6[edit]

Saturday, November 2, 1985 13:02 at Seibu Lions Stadium in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 9 11 0
Seibu 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 0
Starting pitchers:
HAN: Rich Gale (1-0)
SEI: Naoki Takahashi (0-1)
WP: Rich Gale (2-0)   LP: Naoki Takahashi (0-2)
Home runs:
HAN: Keiichi Nagasaki (2), Akinobu Mayumi (2), Masayuki Kakefu (2)
SEI: Hiromichi Ishige (3)
Attendance: 32,371
Boxscore

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f 1985年日本シリーズ試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved May 9, 2012.