1993 Japan Series

The 1993 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1993 season. It was the 44th Japan Series and featured the Pacific League champion Seibu Lions against the Central League champion Yakult Swallows. This was the fourth consecutive Japan Series appearance for Seibu and the second consecutive championship contested between the two clubs, with Seibu taking the crown the year before. Played at Seibu Lions Stadium and Meiji Jingu Stadium, the Swallows defeated the Lions four games to three in the best-of-seven series to win the franchise's 2nd Japan Series title. Yakult pitcher Kenjiro Kawasaki was named Most Valuable Player of the series. The series was played between October 23 and November 1 with home field advantage going to the Pacific League.

1993 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager(s) Season
Yakult Swallows (4) Katsuya Nomura 80–50–2, .615, GA: 7
Seibu Lions (3) Masaaki Mori 74–53–3, .583, GA: 1
DatesOctober 23 – November 1
MVPKenjiro Kawasaki (YKS)
FSAKazuhiro Kiyohara (SEI)
Broadcast
TelevisionCanal+ Japan (Games 1), NHK2 (Games 1)
RadioNHK Radio 1, TBS (JRN), JOQR (NRN), NBS (NRN), NACK5
← 1992 Japan Series 1994 →

SummaryEdit

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

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 23 Yakult Swallows – 8, Seibu Lions – 5 Seibu Lions Stadium 3:39 31,785[1] 
2 October 24 Yakult Swallows – 5, Seibu Lions – 2 Seibu Lions Stadium 3:34 32,169[1] 
3 October 26 Seibu Lions – 7, Yakult Swallows – 2 Meiji Jingu Stadium 2:38 30,147[1] 
4 October 27 Seibu Lions – 0, Yakult Swallows – 1 Meiji Jingu Stadium 2:51 33,882[1] 
5 October 28 Seibu Lions – 7, Yakult Swallows – 2 Meiji Jingu Stadium 3:19 35,208[1] 
6 October 31 Yakult Swallows – 2, Seibu Lions – 4 Seibu Lions Stadium 2:49 32,020[1] 
7 November 1 Yakult Swallows – 4, Seibu Lions – 2 Seibu Lions Stadium 2:48 32,028[1]

MatchupsEdit

Game 1Edit

Saturday, October 23, 1993 at Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokorozawa, Saitama
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 8 12 2
Seibu 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 9 1
WP: Daisuke Araki (1–0)   LP: Kimiyasu Kudoh (0–1)
Home runs:
YKS: Jack Howell (1), Takahiro Ikeyama (1)
SEI: Tsutomu Ito (1), Koji Akiyama (1)

Game 2Edit

Sunday, October 24, 1993 at Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokorozawa, Saitama
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 13 1
Seibu 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
WP: Tatsuji Nishimura (1–0)   LP: Kuo Tai-yuan (0–1)   Sv: Shingo Takatsu (1)

Game 3Edit

Tuesday, October 26, 1993 at Meiji Jingu Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 14 1
Yakult 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 2
WP: Hisanobu Watanabe (1–0)   LP: Akimitsu Itoh (0–1)
Home runs:
SEI: Norio Tanabe (1), Koji Akiyama (2)
YKS: None

Game 4Edit

Wednesday, October 27, 1993 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 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Yakult 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 X 1 5 0
WP: Kenjiro Kawasaki (1–0)   LP: Takehiro Ishii (0–1)   Sv: Shingo Takatsu (2)

Game 5Edit

Thursday, October 28, 1993 at Meiji Jingu Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 7 7 0
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 6 0
WP: Yoshitaka Katori (1–0)   LP: Kenji Miyamoto (0–1)   Sv: Tetsuya Shiozaki (1)
Home runs:
SEI: Kazuhiro Kiyohara (1), Ken Suzuki (1)
YKS: Yukio Arai (1)

Game 6Edit

Sunday, October 31, 1993 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 1 1 2 7 1
Seibu 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 X 4 4 1
WP: Kuo Tai-yuan (1–1)   LP: Tatsuji Nishimura (1–1)   Sv: Tetsuya Shiozaki (2)
Home runs:
YKS: None
SEI: Koji Akiyama (3)

Game 7Edit

Monday, November 1, 1993 at Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokorozawa, Saitama
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 5 0
Seibu 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
WP: Kenjiro Kawasaki (2–0)   LP: Hisanobu Watanabe (1–1)   Sv: Shingo Takatsu (3)
Home runs:
YKS: Katsumi Hirosawa (1)
SEI: Kazuhiro Kiyohara (2)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 1993年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Archived from the original on 21 June 2010. Retrieved June 10, 2010.

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