1950 Nippon Professional Baseball season

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1950 NPB season
League Nippon Professional Baseball
Sport Baseball
Central League Pennant
League champions Shochiku Robins
  Runners-up Chunichi Dragons
Season MVP Makoto Kozuru (SHO)
Pacific League Pennant
League champions Mainichi Orions
  Runners-up Nankai Hawks
Season MVP Kaoru Betto (MAI)
Japan Series
Champions Mainichi Orions
  Runners-up Shochiku Robins
Finals MVP Kaoru Betto (MAI)
NPB seasons

The 1950 Nippon Professional Baseball season was historic for baseball in Japan. It was the first season using the new two league format since the split the previous year. The two leagues would be known as the Central League and the Pacific League.

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Central League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Shochiku Robins 137 98 35 4 .737
Chunichi Dragons 137 89 44 4 .669 9.0
Yomiuri Giants 140 82 54 4 .603 17.5
Osaka Tigers 140 70 67 3 .511 30.0
Taiyo Whales 140 69 68 3 .504 31.0
Nishi Nippon Pirates 136 50 83 3 .376 48.0
Kokutetsu Swallows 138 42 94 2 .309 57.5
Hiroshima Carp 138 41 96 1 .299 59.0
Pacific League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Mainichi Orions 120 81 34 5 .704
Nankai Hawks 120 66 49 5 .574 15.0
Daiei Stars 120 62 54 4 .534 19.5
Hankyu Braves 120 54 64 2 .458 28.5
Nishitetsu Clippers 120 51 67 2 .432 31.5
Tokyu Flyers 120 51 69 0 .425 32.5
Kintetsu Pearls 120 44 72 4 .379 37.5

Postseason[edit]

Japan Series[edit]

PL Mainichi Orions (4) vs. CL Shochiku Robins (2)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 November 22 Mainichi Orions – 3, Shochiku Robins – 2 Meiji Jingu Stadium 2:34 23,018[1] 
2 November 23 Shochiku Robins – 1, Mainichi Orions – 5 Korakuen Stadium 1:38 35,541[1] 
3 November 25 Mainichi Orions – 6, Shochiku Robins – 7 Koshien Stadium 1:54 19,399[1] 
4 November 26 Shochiku Robins – 5, Mainichi Orions – 3 Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium 1:42 35,518[1] 
5 November 27 Mainichi Orions – 3, Shochiku Robins – 2 Nagoya Baseball Stadium 1:49 12,630[1] 
6 November 28 Shochiku Robins – 7, Mainichi Orions – 8 Osaka Stadium 2:40 22,035[1]

League leaders[edit]

Central League[edit]

Pacific League[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f 1950年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  • Johnson, Daniel E. (July 2006). Japanese Baseball: A Statistical Handbook. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-2841-0.