1959 Japan Series

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1959 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Nankai Hawks (4) Kazuto Tsuruoka 88–42–4, .677, GA: 6
Yomiuri Giants (0) Shigeru Mizuhara 77–48–5, .612, GA: 13
Dates: October 24 – 29
MVP: Tadashi Sugiura (NAN)
FSA: Masataka Tsuchiya (YOM)
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The 1959 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1959 season. It was the tenth Japan Series and featured the Pacific League champions, the Nankai Hawks, against the Central League champions, the Yomiuri Giants.

Summary[edit]

PL Nankai Hawks (4) vs. CL Yomiuri Giants (0)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 24 Yomiuri Giants – 7, Nankai Hawks – 10 Osaka Stadium 3:13 30,038[1]
2 October 25 Yomiuri Giants – 3, Nankai Hawks – 6 Osaka Stadium 2:33 30,288[1] 
3 October 27 Nankai Hawks – 3, Yomiuri Giants – 2 Korakuen Stadium 2:47 32,056[1] 
4 October 29 Nankai Hawks – 3, Yomiuri Giants – 0 Korakuen Stadium 2:23 32,266[1]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Saturday, October 24, 1959 – 1:00 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 1 2 0 4 7 14 1
Nankai 5 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 X 10 19 0
WP: Tadashi Sugiura (1–0)   LP: Taketoshi Yoshihara (0–1)
Home runs:
YOM: None
NAN: Isami Okamoto 2 (2)

Game 2[edit]

Sunday, October 25, 1959 – 1:00 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 1 0 0 3 7 0
Nankai 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 X 6 10 1
WP: Tadashi Sugiura (2–0)   LP: Motoshi Fujita (0–1)
Home runs:
YOM: Shigeo Nagashima (1)
NAN: None

Game 3[edit]

Tuesday, October 27, 1959 – 1:00 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Nankai 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 1
Yomiuri 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 10 0
WP: Tadashi Sugiura (3–0)   LP: Taketoshi Yoshihara (0–2)
Home runs:
NAN: Katsuya Nomura (1)
YOM: Kazuhiko Sakazaki (1)

Game 4[edit]

Thursday, October 29, 1959 – 1:00 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 0
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
WP: Tadashi Sugiura (4–0)   LP: Motoshi Fujita (0–2)

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