1951 Japan Series

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1951 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Yomiuri Giants (4) Shigeru Mizuhara 79–29–6, .731, GA: 18
Nankai Hawks (1) Kazuto Tsuruoka 72–24–8, .750, GA: 18.5
Dates: October 10 – 17
MVP: Fukashi Minamimura (YOM)
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The 1951 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1951 season. It was the second Japan Series and featured the Pacific League champions, the Nankai Hawks, against the Central League champions, the Yomiuri Giants.

Summary[edit]

CL Yomiuri Giants (4) vs. PL Nankai Hawks (1)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 10 Yomiuri Giants – 5, Nankai Hawks – 0 Osaka Stadium 2:22 29,074[1] 
2 October 11 Yomiuri Giants – 7, Nankai Hawks – 0 Osaka Stadium 1:57 27,639[1] 
3 October 13 Nankai Hawks – 1, Yomiuri Giants – 3 Korakuen Stadium 2:14 35,066[1] 
4 October 16 Nankai Hawks – 4, Yomiuri Giants – 3 Korakuen Stadium 2:13 31,936[1] 
5 October 17 Nankai Hawks – 2, Yomiuri Giants – 8 Korakuen Stadium 1:52 15,519[1]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Wednesday, October 10, 1951 – 2:02 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 1 1 3 0 0 0 5 15 1
Nankai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
WP: Hideo Fujimoto (1–0)   LP: Tadashi Eto (0–1)

Game 2[edit]

Thursday, October 11, 1951 – 2:01 pm at Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 0 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 9 1
Nankai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
WP: Takehiko Bessho (1–0)   LP: Susumu Yuki (0–1)
Home runs:
YOM: Noboru Aota (1)
NAN: None

Game 3[edit]

Saturday, October 13, 1951 – 2:00 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyo, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 1
Yomiuri 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 3 8 0
WP: Kiyoshi Matsuda (1–0)   LP: Hiroshi Nakahara (0–1)

Game 4[edit]

Tuesday, October 16, 1951 – 2:00 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyo, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 0
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 1
WP: Takeo Hattori (1–0)   LP: Hiroshi Nakao (0–1)
Home runs:
NAN: None
YOM: Kazuo Higasa (1)

Game 5[edit]

Wednesday, October 17, 1951 – 2:03 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyo, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 0
Yomiuri 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 3 X 8 9 0
WP: Hideo Fujimoto (2–0)   LP: Susumu Yuki (0–2)
Home runs:
NAN: Kazuharu Murakami (1)
YOM: Mitsuo Uno (1), Shigeru Chiba (1), Tetsuharu Kawakami (1), Wally Yonamine (1)

References[edit]