1955 Japan Series

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1955 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Yomiuri Giants (4) Shigeru Mizuhara 92–37–1, .713, GA: 15
Nankai Hawks (3) Kazuto Tsuruoka 99–41–3, .707, GA: 9
Dates: October 15 – 24
MVP: Takehiko Bessho (YOM)
FSA: Ichirō Togawa (NAN)
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The 1955 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1955 season. It was the sixth 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 (3)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 15 Yomiuri Giants – 4, Nankai Hawks – 1 Osaka Stadium 2:32 22,448[1]
2 October 16 Yomiuri Giants – 0, Nankai Hawks – 2 Osaka Stadium 2:02 27,784[1] 
3 October 18 Nankai Hawks – 2, Yomiuri Giants – 0 Korakuen Stadium 2:02 17,324[1] 
4 October 21 Nankai Hawks – 5, Yomiuri Giants – 2 Korakuen Stadium 2:06 19,373[1] 
5 October 22 Nankai Hawks – 5, Yomiuri Giants – 9 Korakuen Stadium 2:38 17,320[1] 
6 October 23 Yomiuri Giants – 3, Nankai Hawks – 1 Osaka Stadium 2:11 22,695[1] 
7 October 24 Yomiuri Giants – 4, Nankai Hawks – 0 Osaka Stadium 2:11 17,775[1]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Saturday, October 15, 1955 – 2:02 pm at Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Yomiuri 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 13 0
Nankai 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
WP: Takehiko Bessho (1–0)   LP: Motoji Takuwa (0–1)
Home runs:
YOM: Tetsuharu Kawakami (1)
NAN: None

Game 2[edit]

Sunday, October 16, 1955 – 2:00 pm at Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Osaka 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 4 0
Nankai 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 2 4 0
WP: Masaharu Kobata (1–0)   LP: Takumi Ōtomo (0–1)
Home runs:
YOM: None
NAN: Tokuji Iida (1)

Game 3[edit]

Tuesday, October 18, 1955 – 2:03 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 7 0
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
WP: Ichirō Togawa (1–0)   LP: Hiroshi Nakao (0–1)
Home runs:
NAN: Isami Okamoto (1)
YOM: None

Game 4[edit]

Friday, October 21, 1955 – 2:00 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 5 8 0
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 9 2
WP: Ichirō Togawa (2–0)   LP: Takehiko Bessho (1–1)

Game 5[edit]

Saturday, October 22, 1955 – 1:01 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 5 10 2
Yomiuri 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 X 9 11 0
WP: Takehiko Bessho (2–1)   LP: Masaharu Kobata (1–1)
Home runs:
NAN: Tokuji Iida (2), Yasuhiro Fukami (1)
YOM: Shigeru Fujio (1)

Game 6[edit]

Sunday, October 23, 1955 – 2:00 pm at Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 1
Nankai 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
WP: Hiroshi Nakao (1–1)   LP: Taisei Nakamura (0–1)

Game 7[edit]

Monday, October 24, 1955 – 2:00 pm at Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 4 6 1
Nankai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
WP: Takehiko Bessho (3–1)   LP: Ichirō Togawa (2–1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "1955年度日本シリーズ 試合結果" [1955 Japan Series Results] (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Archived from the original on 31 March 2010. Retrieved April 13, 2010.