1995 Japan Series

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1995 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Yakult Swallows (4) Katsuya Nomura 82–48, .631, GA: 8
Orix BlueWave (1) Akira Ogi 82–47–1, .636, GA: 12
Dates: October 21 – October 26
MVP: Tom O'Malley (YKS)
FSA: Hiroshi Kobayashi (ORX)
Television: KTV (Game 1), MBS (Game 2), TV Asahi (Game 3), NHK BS-1 (Game 4), Fuji TV (Games 4-5)
Radio: NHK Radio 1, TBS (JRN), JOQR (NRN), JOLF (NRN), Radio Nippon
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The 1995 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1995 season. It was the 46th Japan Series and featured the Pacific League champions, the Orix BlueWave, against the Central League champions, the Yakult Swallows. The series was the second time the two franchises played each other for the championship; however, the last time the two teams played, Orix was known as the Hankyu Braves. Played at Green Stadium Kobe and Meiji Jingu Stadium, the Swallows defeated the BlueWave four games to one in the best-of-seven series to win the franchise's 3rd Japan Series title. Regular-season MVP Tom O'Malley was named Most Valuable Player of the series. The series was played between October 21 and October 26, 1995, with home field advantage going to the Central League.

Summary[edit]

CL Yakult Swallows (4) vs. PL Orix BlueWave (1)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 21 Yakult Swallows – 5, Orix BlueWave – 2 Green Stadium Kobe 3:14 32,486[1]
2 October 22 Yakult Swallows – 3, Orix BlueWave – 2 Green Stadium Kobe 3:50 32,475[1] 
3 October 24 Orix BlueWave – 4, Yakult Swallows – 7 Meiji Jingu Stadium 4:25 32,915[1] 
4 October 25 Orix BlueWave – 2, Yakult Swallows – 1 Meiji Jingu Stadium 4:38 32,911[1] 
5 October 26 Orix BlueWave - 1, Yakult Swallows - 3 Meiji Jingu Stadium 3:14 33,112[1]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Saturday, October 21, 1995 at Green Stadium Kobe, Kobe, Hyogo
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 5 13 1
Orix 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 6 0
WP: Terry Bross (1–0)   LP: Yoshinori Sato (0–1)   Sv: Shingo Takatsu (1)
Home runs:
YKS: Yuji Ono (1)
ORX: None

Game 2[edit]

Sunday, October 22, 1995 at Green Stadium Kobe, Kobe, Hyogo
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 11 1
Orix 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0
WP: Futoshi Yamabe (1–0)   LP: Masafumi Hirai (0–1)
Home runs:
YKS: Tom O'Malley (1)
ORX: Doug Jennings (1)

Game 3[edit]

Tuesday, October 24, 1995 at Meiji Jingu Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Orix 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 8 0
Yakult 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3X 7 12 0
WP: Shingo Takatsu (1–0)   LP: Masafumi Hirai (0–2)
Home runs:
ORX: None
YKS: Hensley Meulens (1), Takahiro Ikeyama (1)

Game 4[edit]

Wednesday, October 25, 1995 at Meiji Jingu Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Orix 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 12 0
Yakult 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
WP: Hiroshi Kobayashi (1–0)   LP: Akimitsu Itoh (0–1)
Home runs:
ORX: Hirofumi Ogawa (1), Doug Jennings (2)
YKS: None

Game 5[edit]

Thursday, October 26, 1995 at Meiji Jingu Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
Yakult 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 3 7 0
WP: Terry Bross (2–0)   LP: Koichi Takahashi (0–1)   Sv: Shingo Takatsu (2)
Home runs:
ORX: Ichiro Suzuki (1)
YKS: Tom O'Malley (2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 1995年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Archived from the original on 15 July 2010. Retrieved June 10, 2010. 

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