1958 Japan Series

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1958 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Nishitetsu Lions (4) Osamu Mihara 78–47–5, .619, GA: 1
Yomiuri Giants (3) Shigeru Mizuhara 77–52–1, .596, GA: 5.5
Dates: October 11 – 21
MVP: Kazuhisa Inao (NIS)
FSA: Motoshi Fujita (YOM)
 < 1957 Japan Series 1959 > 

The 1958 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1958 season. It was the ninth 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 (3)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 11 Nishitetsu Lions – 2, Yomiuri Giants – 9 Korakuen Stadium 3:02 35,217[1]
2 October 12 Nishitetsu Lions – 3, Yomiuri Giants – 7 Korakuen Stadium 2:21 35,953[1] 
3 October 14 Yomiuri Giants – 1, Nishitetsu Lions – 0 Heiwadai Stadium 2:00 31,575[1] 
4 October 16 Yomiuri Giants – 4, Nishitetsu Lions – 6 Heiwadai Stadium 2:17 27,044[1] 
5 October 17 Yomiuri Giants – 3, Nishitetsu Lions – 5 Heiwadai Stadium 2:34 25,193[1] 
6 October 20 Nishitetsu Lions – 2, Yomiuri Giants – 0 Korakuen Stadium 2:03 31,745[1] 
7 October 21 Nishitetsu Lions – 6, Yomiuri Giants – 1 Korakuen Stadium 2:23 20,961[1]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Saturday, October 11, 1957 – 1:35 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 1 0 0 0 1 2 6 1
Yomiuri 1 0 1 1 0 0 6 0 X 9 16 0
WP: Takumi Ōtomo (1–0)   LP: Kazuhisa Inao (0–1)
Home runs:
NIS: Yasumitsu Toyoda (1)
YOM: Tatsuro Hirooka (1), Shigeo Nagashima (1)

Game 2[edit]

Sunday, October 12, 1957 – 1:30 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nishitetsu 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 5 0
Yomiuri 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 7 7 1
WP: Shō Horiuchi (1–0)   LP: Yukio Shimabara (0–1)
Home runs:
NIS: Yasumitsu Toyoda (2)
YOM: None

Game 3[edit]

Tuesday, October 14, 1957 – 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 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Nishitetsu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
WP: Motoshi Fujita (1–0)   LP: Kazuhisa Inao (0–2)

Game 4[edit]

Thursday, October 16, 1957 – 2:01 pm at Heiwadai Stadium in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 10 0
Nishitetsu 0 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 X 6 8 1
WP: Kazuhisa Inao (1–2)   LP: Motoshi Fujita (1–1)
Home runs:
YOM: Tatsuro Hirooka (2)
NIS: Yasumitsu Toyoda 2 (4)

Game 5[edit]

Friday, October 17, 1957 – 2:05 pm at Heiwadai Stadium in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Yomiuri 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0
Nishitetsu 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1X 4 6 0
WP: Kazuhisa Inao (2–2)   LP: Takumi Ōtomo (1–1)
Home runs:
YOM: Wally Yonamine (1)
NIS: Futoshi Nakanishi (1), Kazuhisa Inao (1)

Game 6[edit]

Monday, October 20, 1957 – 2:10 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nishitetsu 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 2
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
WP: Kazuhisa Inao (3–2)   LP: Motoshi Fujita (1–2)
Home runs:
NIS: Futoshi Nakanishi (2)
YOM: None

Game 7[edit]

Tuesday, October 21, 1957 – 1:33 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nishitetsu 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 6 11 1
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 3
WP: Kazuhisa Inao (4–2)   LP: Shō Horiuchi (1–1)
Home runs:
NIS: Futoshi Nakanishi (3)
YOM: Shigeo Nagashima (2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "1958年度日本シリーズ 試合結果" [1958 Japan Series Results] (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved April 21, 2010.