List of Nippon Professional Baseball earned run average champions

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The List of Nippon Professional Baseball earned run average (ERA) (最優秀防御率?) champions.

Winners[edit]

Japanese Baseball League (1937–1949)[edit]

Year Player Team ERA
1936 (Fall) Masaru Kageura Osaka Tigers 0.79
1937 (Spring) Eiji Sawamura Tokyo Kyojingun 0.81
1937 (Fall) Yukio Nishimura Osaka Tigers 1.48
1938 (Spring) Yukio Nishimura Osaka Tigers 1.52
1938 (Fall) Victor Starffin Tokyo Kyojingun 1.05
1939 Tadashi Wakabayashi Osaka Tigers 1.09
1940 Jiro Noguchi Tsubasagun 0.93
1941 Jiro Noguchi Taiyogun 0.88
1942 Yasuo Hayashi Asahigun 1.01
1943 Hideo Fujimoto Tokyo Kyojingun 0.73
1944 Tadashi Wakabayashi Hanshingun 1.56
1945 Season suspended
1946 Hideo Fujimoto Tokyo Kyojingun 2.11
1947 Giichiro Shiraki Tokyu Flyers 1.74
1948 Hiroshi Nakao Yomiuri Giants 1.84
1949 Hideo Fujimoto Yomiuri Giants 1.94

Nippon Professional Baseball (1950–present)[edit]

Year Central League Pacific League
Player Team ERA Player Team ERA
1950 Nobuo Oshima Shochiku Robins 2.03 Atsushi Aramaki Mainichi Orions 2.06
1951 Kiyoshi Matsuda Yomiuri Giants 2.01 Susumu Yuki Nankai Hawks 2.08
1952 Tabayoshi Kajioka Osaka Tigers 1.71 Susumu Yuki Nankai Hawks 1.91
1953 Takumi Otomo Yomiuri Giants 1.85 Tokuji Kawasaki Nishitetsu Lions 1.98
1954 Shigeru Sugishita Chunichi Dragons 1.39 Motuji Takuwa Nankai Hawks 1.58
1955 Takehiko Bessho Yomiuri Giants 1.33 Takashi Nakagawa Mainichi Orions 2.08
1956 Shozo Watanabe Osaka Tigers 1.45 Kazuhisa Inao Nishitetsu Lions 1.06
1957 Masaichi Kaneda Kokutetsu Swallows 1.63 Kazuhisa Inao Nishitetsu Lions 1.37
1958 Masaichi Kaneda Kokutetsu Swallows 1.30 Kazuhisa Inao Nishitetsu Lions 1.42
1959 Minoru Murayama Osaka Tigers 1.19 Tadashi Sugiura Nankai Hawks 1.40
1960 Noboru Akiyama Taiyo Whales 1.75 Shoichi Ono Daimai Orions 1.98
1961 Hiroshi Gondo Chunichi Dragons 1.70 Kazuhisa Inao Nishitetsu Lions 1.69
1962 Minoru Murayama Hanshin Tigers 1.20 Osamu Kubota Toei Flyers 2.12
1963 Minoru Kakimoto Chunichi Dragons 1.70 Hiroyuki Kubo Kintetsu Buffaloes 2.36
1964 Gene Bacque Hanshin Tigers 1.89 Yoshiro Tsumajima Tokyo Orions 2.15
1965 Masaichi Kaneda Yomiuri Giants 1.84 Kiyohiro Miura Nankai Hawks 1.57
1966 Tsuneo Horiuchi Yomiuri Giants 1.39 Kazuhisa Inao Nishitetsu Lions 1.79
1967 Masatoshi Gondo Hanshin Tigers 1.40 Mitsuhiro Adachi Hankyu Braves 1.75
1968 Yoshiro Sotokoba Hiroshima Toyo Carp 1.94 Mutsuo Minagawa Nankai Hawks 1.61
1969 Yutaka Enatsu Hanshin Tigers 1.81 Masaaki Kitaru Lotte Orions 1.72
1970 Minoru Murayama Hanshin Tigers 0.98 Michio Sato Nankai Hawks 2.05
1971 Kazuhiro Fujimoto Hiroshima Toyo Carp 1.71 Hisashi Yamada Hankyu Braves 2.37
1972 Takeshi Yasuda Yakult Atoms 2.08 Toshihiko Sei Kintetsu Buffaloes 2.36
1973 Takeshi Yasuda Yakult Atoms 2.02 Tstsuya Yoneda Hankyu Braves 2.47
1974 Shitoshi Sekimoto Yomiuri Giants 2.28 Michio Sato Nankai Hawks 1.91
1975 Sohachi Aniya Hanshin Tigers 1.91 Choji Murata Lotte Orions 2.20
1976 Takamasa Suzuki Chunichi Dragons 2.98 Choji Murata Lotte Orions 1.82
1977 Hisao Niura Yomiuri Giants 2.32 Hisashi Yamada Hankyu Braves 2.28
1978 Hisao Niura Yomiuri Giants 2.81 Keishi Suzuki Kintetsu Buffaloes 2.02
1979 Masaji Hiramatsu Taiyo Whales 2.39 Tetsuji Yamaguchi Kintetsu Buffaloes 2.49
1980 Hiromu Matsuoka Yakult Swallows 2.35 Isamu Kida Nippon Ham Fighters 2.28
1981 Suguru Egawa Yomiuri Giants 2.29 Noriaki Okabe Nippon Ham Fighters 2.70
1982 Akio Saito Taiyo Whales 2.07 Satoshi Takahashi Nippon Ham Fighters 1.84
1983 Osamu Fukuma Hanshin Tigers 2.62 Osamu Higashio Seibu Lions 2.92
1984 Seiji Kobayashi Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2.20 Yutaro Imai Hankyu Braves 2.93
1985 Tatsuo Komatsu Chunichi Dragons 2.65 Kimiyasu Kudoh Seibu Lions 2.76
1986 Manabu Kitabeppu Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2.43 Yoshinori Sato Hankyu Braves 2.83
1987 Masumi Kuwata Yomiuri Giants 2.17 Kimiyasu Kudoh Seibu Lions 2.41
1988 Yutaka Ohno Hiroshima Toyo Carp 1.70 Hirofumi Kono Nippon Ham Fighters 2.38
1989 Masaki Saito Yomiuri Giants 1.62 Choji Murata Lotte Orions 2.50
1990 Masaki Saito Yomiuri Giants 2.17 Hideo Nomo Kintetsu Buffaloes 2.91
1991 Shinji Sasaoka Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2.44 Tomio Watanabe Seibu Lions 2.35
1992 Koki Morita Taiyo Whales 2.05 Motoyuki Akahori Kintetsu Buffaloes 1.80
1993 Masahiro Yamamoto Chunichi Dragons 2.05 Kimiyasu Kudoh Seibu Lions 2.06
1994 Genji Kaku Chunichi Dragons 2.45 Hiroshi Shintani Seibu Lions 2.91
1995 Terry Bross Yakult Swallows 2.33 Hideki Irabu Chiba Lotte Marines 2.53
1996 Masaki Saito Yomiuri Giants 2.36 Hideki Irabu Chiba Lotte Marines 2.40
1997 Yutaka Ohno Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2.85 Satoru Komiyama Chiba Lotte Marines 2.49
1998 Shigeki Noguchi Chunichi Dragons 2.34 Satoru Kanemura Nippon Ham Fighters 2.73
1999 Koji Uehara Yomiuri Giants 2.09 Kimiyasu Kudoh Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 2.38
2000 Kazuhisa Ishii Yakult Swallows 2.61 Nobuyuki Ebisu Orix BlueWave 3.27
2001 Shigeki Noguchi Chunichi Dragons 2.46 Nate Minchey Chiba Lotte Marines 3.26
2002 Masumi Kuwata Yomiuri Giants 2.22 Masahiko Kaneda Orix BlueWave 2.50
2003 Kei Igawa Hanshin Tigers 2.80 Kazumi Saito Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 2.83
Daisuke Matsuzaka Seibu Lions
2004 Koji Uehara Yomiuri Giants 2.60 Daisuke Matsuzaka Seibu Lions 2.90
2005 Daisuke Miura Yokohama BayStars 2.52 Toshiya Sugiuchi Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 2.11
2006 Hiroki Kuroda Hiroshima Toyo Carp 1.85 Kazumi Saito Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 1.75
2007 Hisanori Takahashi Yomiuri Giants 2.75 Yoshihisa Naruse Chiba Lotte Marines 1.82
2008 Masanori Ishikawa Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2.68 Hisashi Iwakuma Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1.87
2009 Chen Wei-Yin Chunichi Dragons 1.54 Yu Darvish Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 1.73
2010 Kenta Maeda Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2.21 Yu Darvish Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 1.78
2011 Kazuki Yoshimi Chunichi Dragons 1.65 Masahiro Tanaka Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1.27
2012 Kenta Maeda Hiroshima Toyo Carp 1.53 Mitsuo Yoshikawa Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 1.71
2013 Kenta Maeda Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2.10 Masahiro Tanaka Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1.27
2014 Tomoyuki Sugano Yomiuri Giants 2.33 Chihiro Kaneko Orix Buffaloes 1.98
2015 Kris Johnson Hiroshima Toyo Carp 1.85 Shohei Otani Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 2.24
2016 Tomoyuki Sugano Yomiuri Giants 2.01 Ayumu Ishikawa Chiba Lotte Marines 2.16

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