1955 Nippon Professional Baseball season

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1955 NPB season
League Nippon Professional Baseball
Sport Baseball
Central League Pennant
League champions Yomiuri Giants
  Runners-up Osaka Tigers
Season MVP Tetsuharu Kawakami (YOM)
Pacific League Pennant
League champions Nankai Hawks
  Runners-up Nishitetsu Lions
Season MVP Tokuji Iida (NAN)
Japan Series
Champions Yomiuri Giants
  Runners-up Nankai Hawks
Finals MVP Takehiko Bessho (YOM)
NPB seasons

The 1955 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the sixth 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 130 92 37 1 .713
Osaka Tigers 130 77 52 1 .597 15.0
Chunichi Dragons 130 71 57 2 .555 20.5
Hiroshima Carp 130 58 70 2 .453 33.5
Kokutetsu Swallows 130 57 71 2 .445 34.5
Taiyo Whales 130 31 99 0 .238 61.5
Pacific League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Nankai Hawks 143 99 41 3 .707
Nishitetsu Lions 144 90 50 4 .643 9.0
Mainichi Orions 142 85 55 2 .607 14.0
Hankyu Braves 142 80 60 2 .571 19.0
Kintetsu Pearls 142 60 80 2 .429 39.0
Daiei Stars 141 53 87 1 .379 46.0
Toei Flyers 143 51 89 3 .364 48.0
Tombo Unions 141 42 98 1 .300 57.0

Postseason[edit]

Japan Series[edit]

CL Yomiuri Giants (4) vs. PL Nankai Hawks (3)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 15 Yomiuri Giants – 4, Nankai Hawks – 1 Osaka Stadium 2:32 22,448[1] 
2 October 16 Yomiuri Giants – 0, Nankai Hawks – 2 Osaka Stadium 2:02 27,784[1] 
3 October 18 Nankai Hawks – 2, Yomiuri Giants – 0 Korakuen Stadium 2:02 17,324[1] 
4 October 21 Nankai Hawks – 5, Yomiuri Giants – 2 Korakuen Stadium 2:06 19,373[1] 
5 October 22 Nankai Hawks – 5, Yomiuri Giants – 9 Korakuen Stadium 2:38 17,320[1] 
6 October 23 Yomiuri Giants – 3, Nankai Hawks – 1 Osaka Stadium 2:11 22,695[1] 
7 October 24 Yomiuri Giants – 4, Nankai Hawks – 0 Osaka Stadium 2:11 17,775[1]

League leaders[edit]

Central League[edit]

Pacific League[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 1955年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Archived from the original on 31 March 2010. Retrieved April 13, 2010. 
  • Johnson, Daniel E. (July 2006). Japanese Baseball: A Statistical Handbook. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-2841-0.