Today’s topic is a quick analysis of the 104th summer Koshien tournament in Japanese high school baseball.
This graph shows the number of participating schools and representative schools in each tournament.The participants have been deceased recently. Unfortunately, the 102nd tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.It was the 3rd time to be canceled after the rice riot in 1918 and the Pacific War in 1941 in Japanese high school baseball history. The current 3rd-year students entered a high school in 2020 when the COVID-19 began. They must have experienced many difficulties.
This graph shows the winning percentage and the number of victories per prefecture.This line chart shows the winning percentage.
And this line chart shows the percentage to advance the quarterfinals. Can you imagine the top 3 prefectures with high winning rates?
The Top is Osaka, the 2nd is Ehime, and the 3rd is Kanagawa.
This graph is to analyze the relationship between the number of participating teams and the winning rate in the Summer Koshien per prefecture.The vertical axis is the winning rate, and the horizontal axis is the number of participating teams.
I am plotting both data on the graph. I think that many high school baseball fans misunderstand the relationship between the two data.The correlation coefficient is 0.3522 which is not a strong correlation.
Let’s look at this summer Koshien tournament. These 49 teams are taking part in this Summer Koshien. Congratulations!!
Finally, Let’s look at the overview of this summer tournament.
1. 4 newcomers are playing in Koshien this summer. Welcome to Koshien!
2. Ken Gifu Shogyo makes their 30th appearance, most of any team.
3. Takaoka Shogyo and Chiben Wakayama make their 5th consecutive summer Koshien, the most
4. 13 teams make their consecutive appearances in the Spring and Summer Koshien this year.
5. It takes Eishin high shcool the longest time to return to Summer Koshien. Long time no see!
6. 11 schools won their prefectural tournament as an unseeded team. It’s Gekokujyo in Japanese. Sugoi!!
7. Private schools are more than public schools.
Two teams are aiming at historical achievements.
The first one is Osaka Toin high school. They are aiming at the second team to become a triple crown such as the tiles of Jingu, the Spring Koshien, and this summer Koshien since Yokohama high school in 1998. Also, they are aiming at the first team with a three-time spring and summer victory.
The second team is Chiben Wakayama who is the last year’s winning school. They are aiming at the seventh team to win the championship for the 2nd year in a row since Komadai Tomakomai in 2007.
This summer I am worried about the new coronavirus infection. Anyway, I hope players can have a good performance without regrets.