1984 in Japanese Baseball
|1984 in baseball|
|Cuban National League|
|<< 1983 1985 >>|
Nippon Professional Baseball
- Bold indicates league champion; Italics indicate Nippon Series winner
|Hiroshima Toyo Carp||130||75||45||10||0.615||0.0||635||494||0.274||3.37||Takeshi Koba|
|Chunichi Dragons||130||73||49||8||0.592||3.0||641||551||0.282||3.82||Kazuhiro Yamauchi|
|Yomiuri Giants||130||67||54||9||0.550||8.5||637||517||0.268||3.66||Sadaharu Oh|
|Hanshin Tigers||130||53||69||8||0.438||23.0||563||637||0.264||4.46||Motoo Ando|
|Yakult Swallows||130||51||71||8||0.423||25.0||530||653||0.264||4.76||Shiro Takegami, Masayuki Dobashi|
|Yokohama Taiyo Whales||130||46||77||7||0.381||30.5||484||638||0.263||4.55||Junzo Sekine|
|Hankyu Braves||130||75||45||10||0.615||0.0||671||510||0.272||3.72||Toshiharu Ueda|
|Lotte Orions||130||64||51||15||0.550||8.5||632||602||0.275||4.22||Kazuhisa Inao|
|Seibu Lions||130||62||61||7||0.504||14.5||593||565||0.256||4.10||Tatsuro Hirooka|
|Kintetsu Buffaloes||130||58||61||11||0.488||16.5||609||647||0.257||4.36||Isami Okamoto|
|Nankai Hawks||130||53||65||12||0.454||21.0||633||697||0.269||4.89||Yoshio Anabuki|
|Nippon Ham Fighters||130||44||73||13||0.388||29.5||571||688||0.259||4.98||Keiji Osawa, Yoshinobu Uemura|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
|Statistic||Central League||Pacific League|
|Batting Average||Kazunori Shinozuka||Yomiuri Giants||.334||Boomer Wells||Hankyu Braves||.355|
|Runs||Yoshihiko Takahashi||Hiroshima Toyo Carp||97||Daijiro Oishi||Kintetsu Buffaloes||97|
|166||Boomer Wells||Hankyu Braves||173|
|Doubles||Toshio Shinozuka||Yomiuri Giants||35||Tommy Cruz||Nippon Ham Fighters||36|
|Triples||Tadashi Matsumoto||Yomiuri Giants||7||Hiromi Matsunaga||Hankyu Braves||6|
|Home Runs||Masayuki Kakefu
|37||Boomer Wells||Hankyu Braves||37|
|Runs Batted In||Sachio Kinugasa||Hiroshima Toyo Carp||102||Boomer Wells||Hankyu Braves||130|
|Stolen Bases||Yutaka Takagi||Yokohama Taiyo Whales||56||Daijiro Oishi||Kintetsu Buffaloes||46|
|Walks||Masayuki Kakefu||Hanshin Tigers||102||Hiromitsu Ochiai||Lotte Orions||98|
The NPB All-Star Game featured three games and was won by the Pacific League two games to one. The first game was played at Korakuen Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 14 - 5. The second game was played at Koshien Baseball Stadium and was won by the PL, 6 - 5. The third game was played at Nagoya Stadium and was won by the CL, 4 - 1.
There was no winner of the 1984 Sawamura Award.
|Award||League||Player||Team||Position||AB||R||H||HR||RBI||SB||AVG||OBP||SLG||W - L||SV||IP||HA||HRA||BB||SO||ERA|
|Most Valuable Player||CL||Sachio Kinugasa||Hiroshima Toyo Carp||3B||490||79||161||31||102||11||.329||.373||.576||Did not pitch|
|PL||Boomer Wells||Hankyu Braves||1B||482||82||171||37||130||2||.355||.421||.641||Did not pitch|
|Rookie of the Year||CL||Takehiko Kobayakawa||Hiroshima Toyo Carp||1B||375||50||105||16||59||8||.280||.344||.459||Did not pitch|
|PL||Hiromasa Fujita||Hankyu Braves||C||289||45||83||22||69||3||.287||.343||.557||Did not pitch|
The following players were part of the 1984 Best Nine teams.
The following players were the recipients of the Diamond Glove Award in 1984.
High School Baseball
The 66th National High School Baseball Championship featured a total of 3705 schools competing for 49 spots in the finals at Koshien. In the championship game Toride Number Two High School (Ibaraki) defeated PL Gakuen (Osaka) by a score of 8 - 4.
The 56th National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament featured 32 schools competing in the tournament at Koshien. In the championship game Iwakura High School (Tokyo) defeated PL Gakuen High School (Osaka) by a score of 1 - 1.
All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series
The 1984 All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series featured 16 schools competing in the tournament at Meiji-Jingu Stadium. In the championship game Hosei University defeated Asia University by a score of 6 - 3.
Meiji Jingu Baseball Convention
Tokyo Big6 Baseball League
Tohto University Base Ball League
|2||Aoyama Gakuin||Senshu||Tokyo Agriculture||Kokugakuin||Rissho||[]|
Kansai 6 University Baseball League
At the twenty-eighth Baseball World Cup in Cuba, the Japanese national baseball team placed fourth. At the Olympic baseball demonstration event in Los Angeles, United States, the Japanese national baseball team won the tournament.
Japanese Players in Other Countries
- Hiroaki Fukushi: Sammi Superstars, Korea Baseball Organization
- Jinten Haku: Sammi Superstars, Korea Baseball Organization
- Kimiyasu Kudoh: San Jose Bees, California League (A)
- Kunikazu Ogawa: Rieleros de Aguascalientes, Mexican League (AAA)
- Toshoku Uda: Haitai Tigers, Korea Baseball Organization
Hall of Fame
The following people were elected to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame:
- Shinji Kirihara, by Special Committee
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