1992 Japan Series

1992 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager(s) Season
Seibu Lions (4) Masaaki Mori 80473, .630, GA: 4.5
Yakult Swallows (3) Katsuya Nomura 69611, .531, GA: 2
Dates October 17 – October 26
MVP Takehiro Ishii (SEI)
FSA Yoichi Okabayashi (YKS)
Broadcast
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
Japan Series

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

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

GameDateScoreLocationTimeAttendance 
1October 17Seibu Lions – 3, Yakult Swallows – 7Meiji Jingu Stadium4:0434,767[1] 
2October 18Seibu Lions – 2, Yakult Swallows – 0Meiji Jingu Stadium3:2135,876[1] 
3October 21Yakult Swallows – 1, Seibu Lions – 6Seibu Lions Stadium3:2431,370[1] 
4October 22Yakult Swallows – 0, Seibu Lions – 1Seibu Lions Stadium2:3831,457[1] 
5October 23Yakult Swallows – 7, Seibu Lions – 6Seibu Lions Stadium3:5331,489[1] 
6October 25Seibu Lions – 7, Yakult Swallows – 8Meiji Jingu Stadium4:1035,391[1] 
7October 26Seibu Lions – 2, Yakult Swallows – 1Meiji Jingu Stadium4:0534,101[1]

Matchups

Game 1

Saturday, October 17, 1992 at Meiji Jingu Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
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Yakult0020010000047140
WP: Yoichi Okabayashi (1–0)   LP: Yoshitaka Katori (0–1)
Home runs:
SEI: Orestes Destrade 2 (2)
YKS: Atsuya Furuta (1), Toru Sugiura (1)

Game 2

Sunday, October 18, 1992 at Meiji Jingu Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
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Yakult000000000031
WP: Kuo Tai-yuan (1–0)   LP: Daisuke Araki (0–1)   Sv: Tetsuya Shiozaki (1)

Game 3

Wednesday, October 21, 1992 at Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokorozawa, Saitama
Team123456789RHE
Yakult000000100150
Seibu00020004X6110
WP: Takehiro Ishii (1–0)   LP: Kazuhisa Ishii (0–1)
Home runs:
YKS: Katsumi Hirosawa (1)
SEI: None

Game 4

Thursday, October 22, 1992 at Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokorozawa, Saitama
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Yakult000000000050
Seibu00010000X141
WP: Yoshitaka Katori (1–1)   LP: Yoichi Okabayashi (1–1)   Sv: Tetsuya Shiozaki (2)
Home runs:
YKS: None
SEI: Koji Akiyama (1)

Game 5

Friday, October 23, 1992 at Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokorozawa, Saitama
Team12345678910RHE
Yakult00032100017111
Seibu00000510006110
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

Sunday, October 25, 1992 at Meiji Jingu Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Team12345678910RHE
Seibu0102030010760
Yakult00220120018141
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

Monday, October 26, 1992 at Meiji Jingu Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Team12345678910RHE
Seibu0000001001281
Yakult0001000000191
WP: Takehiro Ishii (2–0)   LP: Yoichi Okabayashi (1–2)

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