1964 Japan Series

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1964 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Nankai Hawks (4) Kazuto Tsuruoka 84–63–3, .571, GA: 3.5
Hanshin Tigers (3) Sadayoshi Fujimoto 80–56–4, .588, GA: 1
Dates: October 1 – 10
MVP: Joe Stanka (NAN)
FSA: Kazuhiro Yamauchi (HAN)
Television: Yomiuri TV (All games), ABC (Games 1 and 5), NHK General TV (Games 1 and 4)
Radio: NHK Radio 1, ABC, MBS
 < 1963 Japan Series 1965 > 

The 1964 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1964 season. It was the 15th Japan Series and featured the Pacific League champions, the Nankai Hawks, against the Central League champions, the Hanshin Tigers. It would take 21 years for the Tigers to return to the Japan Series, and in Nankai's case, 35 years and an ownership change.

Summary[edit]

PL Nankai Hawks (4) vs. CL Hanshin Tigers (3)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 1 Nankai Hawks – 2, Hanshin Tigers – 0 Koshien Stadium 2:14 19,904[1]
2 October 2 Nankai Hawks – 2, Hanshin Tigers – 5 Koshien Stadium 2:15 19,190[1] 
3 October 4 Hanshin Tigers – 5, Nankai Hawks – 4 Osaka Stadium 2:47 29,932[1] 
4 October 5 Hanshin Tigers – 3, Nankai Hawks – 4 Osaka Stadium 2:16 30,107[1] 
5 October 6 Hanshin Tigers – 6, Nankai Hawks – 3 Osaka Stadium 2:28 26,962[1] 
6 October 9 Nankai Hawks – 4, Hanshin Tigers – 0 Koshien Stadium 1:46 25,471[1] 
7 October 10 Nankai Hawks – 3, Hanshin Tigers – 0 Koshien Stadium 2:07 15,172[1]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Thursday, October 1, 1964 – 7:01 pm at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
Hanshin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
WP: Joe Stanka (1–0)   LP: Minoru Murayama (0–1)

Game 2[edit]

Friday, October 2, 1964 – 7:00 pm at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 8 2
Hanshin 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 X 5 6 0
WP: Gene Bacque (1–0)   LP: Tadashi Sugiura (0–1)

Game 3[edit]

Sunday, October 4, 1964 – 6:59 pm at Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 1
Nankai 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 9 0
WP: Midori Ishikawa (1–0)   LP: Joe Stanka (1–1)
Home runs:
HAN: Eiji Fujii 2 (2)
NAN: Johnny Logan (1), Kent Hadley (1)

Game 4[edit]

Monday, October 5, 1964 – 7:00 pm at Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 1
Nankai 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1X 4 7 1
WP: Akitada Niiyama (1–0)   LP: Minoru Murayama (0–2)
Home runs:
HAN: Kazuhiro Yamauchi 2 (2)
NAN: Kent Hadley (2)

Game 5[edit]

Tuesday, October 6, 1964 – 7:00 pm at Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 12 0
Nankai 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 10 1
WP: Peter Burnside (1–0)   LP: Mutsuo Minagawa (0–1)
Home runs:
HAN: Yoshinori Tsuji (1), Motoo Ando (1)
NAN: Nobushige Morishita (1)

Game 6[edit]

Friday, October 9, 1964 – 6:59 pm at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 11 0
Hanshin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
WP: Joe Stanka (2–1)   LP: Gene Bacque (1–1)

Game 7[edit]

Saturday, October 10, 1964 – 6:59 pm at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 0
Hanshin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
WP: Joe Stanka (3–1)   LP: Minoru Murayama (0–3)

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