1991 Japan Series

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1991 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Seibu Lions (4) Masaaki Mori 81–43–6, .653, GA: 4.5
Hiroshima Toyo Carp (3) Koji Yamamoto 74–56–2, .569, GA: 3
Dates: October 19 – October 28
MVP: Koji Akiyama (SEI)
FSA: Kazuhisa Kawaguchi (HIR)
Television: TBS (Game 1), TV Asahi (Games 2,7), RCC (Game 3), HOME (Games 4-5), NHK General TV (Game 4), HTV (Game 5), Fuji TV (Game 6), NHK BS-1 (All Games)
Radio: NHK Radio 1, TBS (JRN), JOQR (NRN), JOLF (NRN), NACK5
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The 1991 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1991 season. It was the 42nd Japan Series and featured the Pacific League champion Seibu Lions against the Central League champion Hiroshima Toyo Carp. Seibu won their second consecutive PL pennant to reach the series, and Hiroshima finished first in the CL for the sixth time in franchise history. Played at Seibu Lions Stadium and Hiroshima Municipal Stadium, the Lions defeated the Carp four games to three in the best-of-seven series to win the franchise's 10th Japan Series title. Seibu slugger and regular season stolen-base champion Koji Akiyama was named Most Valuable Player of the series. The series was played between October 19 and October 28 with home field advantage going to the Pacific League.

Summary[edit]

PL Seibu Lions (4) vs. CL Hiroshima Toyo Carp (3)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 19 Hiroshima Toyo Carp - 3, Seibu Lions – 11 Seibu Lions Stadium 2:48 31,770[1] 
2 October 20 Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 4, Seibu Lions – 2 Seibu Lions Stadium 3:11 31,903[1] 
3 October 22 Seibu Lions – 1, Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 0 Hiroshima Municipal Stadium 3:37 27,713[1] 
4 October 23 Seibu Lions – 3, Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 7 Hiroshima Municipal Stadium 3:06 28,591[1] 
5 October 24 Seibu Lions - 0, Hiroshima Toyo Carp - 3 Hiroshima Municipal Stadium 2:51 28,669[1] 
6 October 26 Hiroshima Toyo Carp - 1, Seibu Lions - 6 Seibu Lions Stadium 3:03 31,900[1] 
7 October 28 Hiroshima Toyo Carp - 1, Seibu Lions - 7 Seibu Lions Stadium 3:20 32,011[1]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Saturday, October 19, 1991 at Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokorozawa, Saitama
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hiroshima 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 2
Seibu 3 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 X 11 10 1
WP: Kimiyasu Kudoh (1–0)   LP: Shinji Sasaoka (0–1)
Home runs:
HIR: Rod Allen (1)
SEI: Kazuhiro Kiyohara (1), Orestes Destrade (1), Koji Akiyama (1), Hiromichi Ishige (1)

Game 2[edit]

Sunday, October 20, 1991 at Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokorozawa, Saitama
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hiroshima 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 5 1
Seibu 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
WP: Kazuhisa Kawaguchi (1–0)   LP: Kuo Tai-yuan (0–1)   Sv: Yutaka Ohno (1)

Game 3[edit]

Tuesday, October 22, 1991 at Hiroshima Municipal Stadium, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 1
Hiroshima 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
WP: Hisanobu Watanabe (1–0)   LP: Manabu Kitabeppu (0–1)
Home runs:
SEI: Koji Akiyama (2)
HIR: None

Game 4[edit]

Wednesday, October 23, 1991 at Hiroshima Municipal Stadium, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 1
Hiroshima 1 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 X 7 12 1
WP: Shinji Sasaoka (1–1)   LP: Tomio Watanabe (0-1)
Home runs:
SEI: None
HIR: Takashi Osanai (1)

Game 5[edit]

Thursday, October 24, 1991 at Hiroshima Municipal Stadium, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Hiroshima 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 X 3 8 1
WP: Kazuhisa Kawaguchi (2–0)   LP: Kimiyasu Kudoh (1–1)   Sv: Yutaka Ohno (2)
Home runs:
SEI: None
HIR: Rod Allen (2)

Game 6[edit]

Saturday, October 26, 1991 at Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokorozawa, Saitama
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hiroshima 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Seibu 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 X 6 12 0
WP: Takehiro Ishii (1–0)   LP: Akihito Kaneishi (0–1)
Home runs:
HIR: None
SEI: Koji Akiyama (3)

Game 7[edit]

Monday, October 28, 1991 at Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokorozawa, Saitama
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hiroshima 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Seibu 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 X 7 11 0
WP: Kimiyasu Kudoh (2–1)   LP: Shinji Sasaoka (1–2)
Home runs:
HIR: None
SEI: Koji Akiyama (4)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 1991年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 

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