1958 Nippon Professional Baseball season

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1958 NPB season
League Nippon Professional Baseball
Sport Baseball
Central League Pennant
League champions Yomiuri Giants
  Runners-up Osaka Tigers
Season MVP Motoshi Fujita (YOM)
Pacific League Pennant
League champions Nishitetsu Lions
  Runners-up Nankai Hawks
Season MVP Kazuhisa Inao (NIS)
Japan Series
Champions Nishitetsu Lions
  Runners-up Yomiuri Giants
Finals MVP Kazuhisa Inao (NIS)
NPB seasons

The 1958 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the ninth 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 77 52 1 .596
Osaka Tigers 130 72 58 0 .554 5.5
Chunichi Dragons 130 66 59 5 .527 9.0
Kokutetsu Swallows 130 58 68 4 .462 17.5
Hiroshima Carp 130 54 68 8 .446 19.5
Taiyo Whales 130 51 73 6 .415 23.5
Pacific League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Nishitetsu Lions 130 78 47 5 .619
Nankai Hawks 130 77 48 5 .612 1.0
Hankyu Braves 130 73 51 6 .585 4.5
Daimai Orions 130 62 63 5 .496 16.0
Toei Flyers 130 57 70 3 .450 22.0
Kintetsu Pearls 130 29 97 4 .238 49.5

Postseason[edit]

Japan Series[edit]

PL Nishitetsu Lions (4) vs. CL Yomiuri Giants (3)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 11 Nishitetsu Lions – 2, Yomiuri Giants – 9 Korakuen Stadium 3:02 35,217[1] 
2 October 12 Nishitetsu Lions – 3, Yomiuri Giants – 7 Korakuen Stadium 2:21 35,953[1] 
3 October 14 Yomiuri Giants – 1, Nishitetsu Lions – 0 Heiwadai Stadium 2:00 31,575[1] 
4 October 16 Yomiuri Giants – 4, Nishitetsu Lions – 6 Heiwadai Stadium 2:17 27,044[1] 
5 October 17 Yomiuri Giants – 3, Nishitetsu Lions – 5 Heiwadai Stadium 2:34 25,193[1] 
6 October 20 Nishitetsu Lions – 2, Yomiuri Giants – 0 Korakuen Stadium 2:03 31,745[1] 
7 October 21 Nishitetsu Lions – 6, Yomiuri Giants – 1 Korakuen Stadium 2:23 20,961[1]

League leaders[edit]

Central League[edit]

Pacific League[edit]

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 1958年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved April 21, 2010. 
  • Johnson, Daniel E. (July 2006). Japanese Baseball: A Statistical Handbook. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-2841-0.