1953 Japan Series

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1953 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Yomiuri Giants (4) Shigeru Mizuhara 87–37–1, .702, GA: 16
Nankai Hawks (2) Kazuto Tsuruoka 71–48–1, .597, GA: 4
Dates: October 10 – 16
MVP: Tetsuharu Kawakami (YOM)
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The 1953 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1953 season. It was the fourth Japan Series and featured the Pacific League champions, the Nankai Hawks, against the Central League champions, the Yomiuri Giants.

Summary[edit]

CL Yomiuri Giants (4) vs. PL Nankai Hawks (2)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 10 Yomiuri Giants – 3, Nankai Hawks – 4 Osaka Stadium 3:15 24,913[1]
2 October 11 Yomiuri Giants – 5, Nankai Hawks – 3 Osaka Stadium 2:33 30,524[1] 
3 October 12 Nankai Hawks – 2, Yomiuri Giants – 2 Korakuen Stadium 2:21 22,546[1] 
4 October 13 Nankai Hawks – 0, Yomiuri Giants – 3 Korakuen Stadium 1:45 25,953[1] 
5 October 14 Yomiuri Giants – 5, Nankai Hawks – 0 Osaka Stadium 2:04 21,652[1] 
6 October 15 Yomiuri Giants – 0, Nankai Hawks – 2 Koshien Stadium 1:55 6,346[1] 
7 October 16 Nankai Hawks – 2, Yomiuri Giants – 4 Korakuen Stadium 1:36 21,332[1]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Saturday, October 10, 1953 – 2:05 pm at Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Yomiuri 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 11 1
Nankai 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1X 4 11 2
WP: Susumi Yuki (1–0)   LP: Takehiko Bessho (0–1)

Game 2[edit]

Sunday, October 11, 1953 – 2:05 pm at Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 5 9 2
Nankai 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 10 0
WP: Hideo Fujimoto (1–0)   LP: Taisei Nakamura (0–1)
Home runs:
YOM: Wally Yonamine (1), Shigeru Chiba (1), Yukō Minamimura (1)
NAN: Tokuji Iida (1)

Game 3[edit]

Monday, October 12, 1953 – 1:35 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
Nankai 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 0
Yomiuri 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 0
Home runs:
NAN: Hiroshi Nakahara (1)
YOM: None

Game 4[edit]

Tuesday, October 13, 1953 – 1:33 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Yomiuri 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 X 3 5 0
WP: Takumi Ōtomo (1–0)   LP: Nobuo Nakatani (0–1)

Game 5[edit]

Wednesday, October 14, 1953 – 2:02 pm at Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 5 11 0
Nankai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
WP: Masanori Iritani (1–0)   LP: Susumi Yuki (1–1)
Home runs:
YOM: Takashi Iwamoto (1)
NAN: None

Game 6[edit]

Thursday, October 15, 1953 – 2:00 pm at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3
Nankai 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 X 2 5 0
WP: Taketoshi Ōgami (1–0)   LP: Hideo Fujimoto (1–1)

Game 7[edit]

Friday, October 16, 1953 – 1:30 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 3
Yomiuri 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 X 4 8 0
WP: Takumi Ōtomo (2–0)   LP: Taketoshi Ōgami (1–1)
Home runs:
NAN: Jun Matsui (1), Chūsuke Kiduka (1)
YOM: None

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 1953年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 [1953 Japan Series Results] (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved April 9, 2010.