High School Baseball in Japan - Notable Episodes - Spring/Summer Champions

Spring/Summer Champions

Known in Japanese as 春夏連続優勝, haru-natsu renzoku yuusho or Spring-Summer Consecutive Champions, this signifies the winning of the senbatsu (Spring) and natsu (Summer) tournaments in a calendar year. To date there have been 6 instances of such a feat:

Spring-Summer Champions
Year School Spring Opponent Result Summer Opponent Result Notes
1962 Sakushin Gakuin (Tochigi) 34th Nichidai-san (Tōkyō) 1 - 0 44th Kurume Commercial (Fukuoka) 1 - 0
1966 Chūkyō Commercial (Aichi) 38th Tosa (Kochi) 1 - 0 48th Matsuyama Commercial (Ehime) 3 - 1 Now known as Chūkyōdai Chūkyō
1979 Minoshima (Wakayama) 51st Namishō (Osaka) 8 - 7 61st Ikeda (Tokushima) 4 - 3 Namishō is now known as Daitaidai Namishō.
1987 PL Gakuen (Ōsaka) 59th Kantō Ichi (Tōkyō) 7 - 1 69th Jōsō Gakuin (Ibaraki) 5 - 2
1998 Yokohama (Kanagawa) 70th Kandai Ichi (Ōsaka) 3 - 0 80th Kyōto Seishō (Kyōto) 3 - 0 Daisuke Matsuzaka finishes the feat with a no-hitter in the final against Kyōto Seishō.
2010 Kōnan (Okinawa) 82nd Nichidai-san (Tōkyō) 10 - 5 (12) 92nd Tōkaidai Sagami (Kanagawa) 13 - 1
2012 Osaka Tōin (Osaka) 84th sei Gakuin (Aomori) 7 - 3 94th Kōsei Gakuin (Aomori) 3 - 0 This is the first time two teams have had a rematch in consecutive finals, and the 3rd time a team
(Kōsei Gakuin) has reached 3 consecutive calendar finals (they are the only ones to lose all 3).

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