Yukio Nishimoto

Yukio Nishimoto (西本 幸雄 Nishimoto Yukio, 25 April 1920 in Wakayama City  – 25 November 2011, in Takarazuka, Hyōgo) was a Japanese baseball player and manager. He played for the Mainichi Orions from 1950 to 1955. As a manager he won eight Pacific League pennants. However his clubs would never go on to win the Japan Series, earning him the nickname "Great Tragic Leader". Nishimoto was inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988. He died of heart failure on 25 November 2011 aged 91.[1]

Yukio Nishimoto
Yukio Nishimoto 1955 Scan10015
First baseman/Manager
Born: April 25, 1920
Batted: Left Threw: Left
debut
1950
Last appearance
1955
Teams
As Player

As Manager

Member of the Japanese
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Induction1988

References

  1. ^ Hall of Fame manager Nishimoto dies at 91 The Daily Yomiuri, 26 November 2011

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1960 Japan Series

The 1960 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1960 season. It was the 11th Japan Series and featured the Pacific League champions, the Daimai Orions, against the Central League champions, the Taiyo Whales.

1967 Japan Series

The 1967 Japan Series was the 18th edition of Nippon Professional Baseball's postseason championship series. It matched the Central League champion Yomiuri Giants against the Pacific League champion Hankyu Braves. The Giants defeated the Braves in six games to win their third consecutive championship.

1968 Japan Series

The 1968 Japan Series was the 19th edition of Nippon Professional Baseball's postseason championship series. It matched the Central League champion Yomiuri Giants against the Pacific League champion Hankyu Braves. This was a rematch of the previous year's Japan Series, which the Giants won. Yomiuri again defeated Hankyu in six games to capture their fourth consecutive title.

1969 Japan Series

The 1969 Japan Series was the 20th edition of Nippon Professional Baseball's postseason championship series. It matched the Central League champion Yomiuri Giants against the Pacific League champion Hankyu Braves. This was the third consecutive meeting between the two teams in the Japan Series, with the previous two matchups being won by the Giants. Yomiuri defeated Hankyu once again in six games to capture their fifth consecutive championship.

1971 Japan Series

The 1971 Japan Series was the 22nd edition of Nippon Professional Baseball's postseason championship series. It matched the Central League champion Yomiuri Giants against the Pacific League champion Hankyu Braves. This was the fourth time in five years that the two teams had met in the Japan Series, with the Giants winning all previous matchups. The Giants defeated the Braves in five games to win their seventh consecutive title.

1972 Japan Series

The 1972 Japan Series was the 23rd edition of Nippon Professional Baseball's postseason championship series. It matched the Central League champion Yomiuri Giants against the Pacific League champion Hankyu Braves. This was the fifth time in the last six years that the two teams had met in the Japan Series, with the Giants having won all previous matchups. The Giants defeated the Braves in five games to win their eighth consecutive title.

1979 Japan Series

The 1979 Japan Series was the 30th edition of Nippon Professional Baseball's postseason championship series. It matched the Central League champion Hiroshima Carp against the Pacific League champion Kintetsu Buffaloes. The Carp defeated the Buffaloes for their first Japan Series championship in team history.

1980 Japan Series

The 1980 Japan Series was the 31st edition of Nippon Professional Baseball's postseason championship series. It matched the Central League champion Hiroshima Toyo Carp against the Pacific League champion Kintetsu Buffaloes. The Carp defeated the Buffaloes in seven games to capture their second consecutive Japan Series championship.

Animal Yokochō

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Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame

The Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (野球体育博物館, Yakyū Taiiku Hakubutsukan) is a museum which includes a library, reference rooms and Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame (野球殿堂, Yakyū Dendō).

It first opened in 1959 next door to Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. In 1988, the museum moved to a new site within the Tokyo Dome.

The Hall of Fame and Museum was created as a means to contribute to the development of baseball in Japan through dedication of baseball greats—players, executives, and umpires—as Hall of Famers. In addition, the facility houses many memorable baseball materials including various kinds of baseball literature.

List of Nippon Professional Baseball players (N)

The following is a list of Nippon Professional Baseball players with the last name starting with N, retired or active.

List of Princess Tutu episodes

Princess Tutu was originally broadcast in two seasons. The first season, "Kapitel des Eies" ("Chapter of the Egg"), consisted of 13 half-hour episodes. The second season was broadcast as 24 quarter-hour episodes and one half hour episode, to conform to the format of the time slot, so that each episode was split into two parts. These were brought back together in the DVD release as 13 complete episodes. The second season is called "Kapitel des Jungens" ("Chapter of the Chick") in R2 DVDs, and "Kapitel (sic) des Kükens" ("Chapter of the Fledgling") in R1 DVDs.

In 2004 ADV Films announced that they had licensed the anime series for distribution in North America. ADV Films produced English adaptations for all episodes and, beginning in 2005, the series was periodically released as single DVD "volumes" that each contained several episodes. In 2007 the series was released as a complete DVD collection of all 26 episodes. In 2011 AEsir Holdings announced the licensing of the series and the release of a complete DVD collection of all 26 episodes distributed by Section23 Films.

Matsutaro Shoriki Award

The Matsutaro Shoriki Award is named in honor of Matsutarō Shōriki (Yomiuri Shimbun Lord), whose achievements earned him the label of the real parent of present age Japanese professional baseball. The prize was founded in 1977.

It is presented to a person (a manager or player) who greatly contributed to the development of professional baseball. A gold medal and the prize of 5 million yen are awarded to the recipient. The prize money is provided by Yomiuri Shimbun and Nihon Television.

Nishimoto

Nishimoto (written: 西本) is a Japanese surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Hiroyuki Nishimoto (西本 裕行, 1927–2015), Japanese actor

Joe M. Nishimoto (1919–1944), United States Army soldier and Medal of Honor recipient

Kaoru Nishimoto (西本 馨, 1924–2012), Japanese professional shogi player

Katsuko Nishimoto (西本 勝子, born 1950), Japanese politician

Kenta Nishimoto (西本 拳太, born 1994), Japanese badminton player

Masataka Nishimoto (西本 雅崇, born 1996), Japanese footballer

Noriko Nishimoto (西本 則子, 1940–2016), Japanese-Australian puppeteer

Scott Nishimoto, American politician

Takashi Nishimoto (西本 聖, born 1956), Japanese baseball player and coach

Takeshi Nishimoto (born 1974), Japanese guitarist and composer

Tatsuhiro Nishimoto (西本 竜洋, born 1980), Japanese footballer

Tetsuo Nishimoto (西本 哲雄, born 1950), Japanese volleyball player

Tomomi Nishimoto (西本 智実, born 1970), Japanese conductor

Yukio Nishimoto (西本 幸雄, 1920–2011), Japanese baseball player and manager

Ongaku Shōjo

Ongaku Shōjo (音楽少女, lit. "Music Girls") is a 2018 Japanese anime television series about a fictional idol unit, produced by Studio Deen. It spawned from a short film that was produced by Studio Deen for Young Animator Training Project's Anime Mirai 2015. The 12-episode series aired between July 6 and September 21, 2018. A single titled "On Stage Life" was released on June 6, 2018, under the fictional group's name.

Orix Buffaloes

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The combined team began play in 2005 and splits their home games between Kobe Sports Park Baseball Stadium, the former home of the BlueWave, and the Osaka Dome, which was the home of the original Buffaloes franchise.

Takao Kajimoto

Takao Kajimoto (梶本 隆夫, April 8, 1935, Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan—September 23, 2006) was a left-handed Japanese baseball pitcher for the Hankyu Braves from 1954 to 1973. He won 254 games and was a 12-time All-Star during his career. He is a member of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame and Meikyukai.

Tsukiuta

Tsukiuta (Japanese: ツキウタ。; Stylised: Tsukiuta.) is a character CD series which started as a music collaboration between Vocaloid producers and popular voice actors, but has now expanded into a media franchise with its own animation, multiple stage plays, manga anthologies, video games, and a range of related merchandise.

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