1952 Japan Series

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1952 Japan Series
Teams
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Yomiuri Giants (4) Shigeru Mizuhara 83–37–0, .692, GA: 3.5
Nankai Hawks (2) Kazuto Tsuruoka 76–44–1, .633, GA: 1
Dates October 11 – 18
MVP Takehiko Bessho (YOM)
Broadcast
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The 1952 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1952 season. It was the third 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 (2)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 11 Nankai Hawks – 3, Yomiuri Giants – 6 Korakuen Stadium 1:57 23,794[1] 
2 October 12 Nankai Hawks – 0, Yomiuri Giants – 11 Korakuen Stadium 1:56 26,799[1] 
3 October 14 Yomiuri Giants – 0, Nankai Hawks – 4 Osaka Stadium 2:12 23,744[1] 
4 October 15 Yomiuri Giants – 6, Nankai Hawks – 2 Osaka Stadium 2:04 20,117[1] 
5 October 16 Yomiuri Giants – 1, Nankai Hawks – 4 Osaka Stadium 1:35 15,297[1] 
6 October 18 Nankai Hawks – 2, Yomiuri Giants – 3 Korakuen Stadium 2:02 34,595[1]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Saturday, October 11, 1952 – 2:08 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
Yomiuri 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 X 6 12 0
WP: Takehiko Bessho (1–0)   LP: Nobuo Nakatani (0–1)
Home runs:
NAN: Tokuji Iida (1)
YOM: Tetsuharu Kawakami (1)

Game 2[edit]

Sunday, October 12, 1952 – 2:01 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Yomiuri 0 3 0 2 2 1 0 3 X 11 12 1
WP: Hideo Fujimoto (1–0)   LP: Hiroshi Nakahara (0–1)
Home runs:
NAN: None
YOM: Hideo Fujimoto (1), Wally Yonamine (1)

Game 3[edit]

Tuesday, October 14, 1952 – 2:03 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 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Nankai 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 X 4 9 1
WP: Susumi Yuki (1–0)   LP: Takumi Ōtomo (0–1)

Game 4[edit]

Wednesday, October 15, 1952 – 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 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 6 12 1
Nankai 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 0
WP: Takehiko Bessho (2–0)   LP: Takeo Hattori (0–1)

Game 5[edit]

Thursday, October 16, 1952 – 2:02 pm at Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
Nankai 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 X 4 8 0
WP: Haruyasu Etō (1–0)   LP: Hideo Fujimoto (1–1)

Game 6[edit]

Saturday, October 18, 1952 – 1:59 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f 1952年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 [1952 Japan Series Results] (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved April 7, 2010.