1956 Japan Series

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1956 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Nishitetsu Lions (4) Osamu Mihara 96–51–7, .646, GA: .5
Yomiuri Giants (2) Shigeru Mizuhara 82–44–4, .646, GA: 4.5
Dates: October 10 – 27
MVP: Yasumitsu Toyoda (NIS)
FSA: Kazuhisa Inao (NIS)
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The 1956 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1956 season. It was the seventh Japan Series and featured the Pacific League champions, the Nishitetsu Lions, against the Central League champions, the Yomiuri Giants.

Summary[edit]

PL Nishitetsu Lions (4) vs. CL Yomiuri Giants (2)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 10 Nishitetsu Lions – 0, Yomiuri Giants – 4 Korakuen Stadium 2:07 24,632[1]
2 October 11 Nishitetsu Lions – 6, Yomiuri Giants – 3 Korakuen Stadium 2:18 19,108[1] 
3 October 13 Yomiuri Giants – 4, Nishitetsu Lions – 5 Heiwadai Stadium 2:41 23,528[1] 
4 October 14 Yomiuri Giants – 0, Nishitetsu Lions – 4 Heiwadai Stadium 1:55 24,459[1] 
5 October 15 Yomiuri Giants – 12, Nishitetsu Lions – 7 Heiwadai Stadium 3:16 19,042[1] 
6 October 17 Nishitetsu Lions – 5, Yomiuri Giants – 1 Korakuen Stadium 2:13 27,994[1]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Wednesday, October 10, 1956 – 2:04 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nishitetsu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Yomiuri 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 4 10 0
WP: Takumi Ōtomo (1–0)   LP: Tokuji Kawasaki (0–1)

Game 2[edit]

Thursday, October 11, 1956 – 2:05 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nishitetsu 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 6 12 0
Yomiuri 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 8 1
WP: Yukio Shimabara (1–0)   LP: Takehiko Bessho (0–1)
Home runs:
NIS: Seiji Sekiguchi (1), Futoshi Nakanishi (1)
YOM: Takehiko Bessho (1), Tetsuharu Kawakami (1)

Game 3[edit]

Saturday, October 13, 1956 – 2:02 pm at Heiwadai Stadium in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 2
Nishitetsu 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 X 5 9 0
WP: Kazuhisa Inao (1–0)   LP: Takehiko Bessho (0–2)
Home runs:
YOM: Tatsuro Hirooka (1)
NIS: Yasumitsu Toyoda (1)

Game 4[edit]

Sunday, October 14, 1956 – 2:00 pm at Heiwadai Stadium in Fukuoka, Fukuoka 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 5 0
Nishitetsu 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 X 4 8 1
WP: Kazuhisa Inao (2–0)   LP: Takumi Ōtomo (1–1)
Home runs:
YOM: None
NIS: Futoshi Nakanishi (2)

Game 5[edit]

Monday, October 15, 1956 – 2:00 pm at Heiwadai Stadium in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 2 12 15 2
Nishitetsu 0 1 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 7 15 1
WP: Taketoshi Yoshihara (1–0)   LP: Sadao Nishimura (0–1)
Home runs:
YOM: None
NIS: Seiji Sekiguchi 2 (3)

Game 6[edit]

Wednesday, October 17, 1956 – 2:00 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nishitetsu 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 12 0
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0
WP: Kazuhisa Inao (3–0)   LP: Takehiko Bessho (0–3)
Home runs:
NIS: Seiji Sekiguchi (4)
YOM: Takashi Iwamoto (1)

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