1952 Nippon Professional Baseball season

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1952 NPB season
League Nippon Professional Baseball
Sport Baseball
Central League Pennant
League champions Yomiuri Giants
  Runners-up Osaka Tigers
Season MVP Takehiko Bessho (YOM)
Pacific League Pennant
League champions Nankai Hawks
  Runners-up Mainichi Orions
Season MVP Susumu Yuki (NAN)
Japan Series
Champions Yomiuri Giants
  Runners-up Nankai Hawks
Finals MVP Takehiko Bessho (YOM)
NPB seasons

The 1952 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the third season of operation of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Central League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Yomiuri Giants 120 83 37 0 .692
Osaka Tigers 120 79 40 1 .664 3.5
Nagoya Dragons 120 75 43 2 .636 7.0
Taiyo Whales 120 58 62 0 .483 25.0
Kokutetsu Swallows 120 50 70 0 .417 33.0
Hiroshima Carp 120 37 80 3 .316 44.5
Shochiku Robins 120 34 84 2 .288 48.0
Pacific League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Nankai Hawks 121 76 44 1 .633
Mainichi Orions 120 75 45 0 .625 1.0
Nishitetsu Lions 120 67 52 1 .563 8.5
Daiei Stars 121 55 65 1 .458 21.0
Hankyu Braves 108 49 58 1 .458 20.5
Tokyu Flyers 108 49 59 0 .454 21.0
Kintetsu Pearls 108 30 78 0 .278 40.0

Postseason[edit]

Japan Series[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]

League leaders[edit]

Central League[edit]

Pacific League[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f 1952年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  • Johnson, Daniel E. (July 2006). Japanese Baseball: A Statistical Handbook. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-2841-0.