1961 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager(s) Season
Yomiuri Giants (4) Tetsuharu Kawakami 71–53–6, .569, GA: 1
Nankai Hawks (2) Kazuto Tsuruoka 85–49–6, .629, GA: 2.5
DatesOctober 22 – November 1
MVPAndy Miyamoto (YOM)
FSAJoe Stanka (NAN)
Broadcast
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The 1961 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1961 season. It was the 12th Japan Series and featured the Pacific League champions, the Nankai Hawks, against the Central League champions, the Yomiuri Giants.

Summary

CL Yomiuri Giants (4) vs. PL Nankai Hawks (2)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 22 Yomiuri Giants – 0, Nankai Hawks – 6 Osaka Stadium 2:19 30,720[1] 
2 October 24 Yomiuri Giants – 6, Nankai Hawks – 4 Osaka Stadium 2:41 26,845[1] 
3 October 26 Nankai Hawks – 4, Yomiuri Giants – 5 Korakuen Stadium 2:23 30,878[1] 
4 October 29 Nankai Hawks – 3, Yomiuri Giants – 4 Korakuen Stadium 2:18 33,186[1] 
5 October 30 Nankai Hawks – 6, Yomiuri Giants – 3 Korakuen Stadium 2:28 30,135[1] 
6 November 1 Yomiuri Giants – 3, Nankai Hawks – 2 Osaka Stadium 2:45 21,565[1]

Matchups

Game 1

Sunday, October 22, 1961 – 1:00 pm at Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Nankai 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 X 6 10 0
WP: Joe Stanka (1–0)   LP: Minoru Nakamura (0–1)
Home runs:
YOM: None
NAN: Katsuya Nomura (1), Yoshio Anabuki (1), Yōsuke Terata (1)

Game 2

Tuesday, October 24, 1961 – 12:59 pm at Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 6 14 1
Nankai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4 7 3
WP: Ritsuo Horimoto (1–0)   LP: Mutsuo Minagawa (0–1)
Home runs:
YOM: None
NAN: Yoshio Anabuki (2)

Game 3

Thursday, October 26, 1961 – 1:01 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 3
Yomiuri 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 X 5 8 1
WP: Yoshiaki Itō (1–0)   LP: Joe Stanka (1–1)
Home runs:
NAN: None
YOM: Andy Miyamoto (1)

Game 4

Sunday, October 29, 1961 – 1:00 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 1
Yomiuri 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2X 4 8 0
WP: Ritsuo Horimoto (2–0)   LP: Chikara Morinaka (0–1)
Home runs:
NAN: Kōhei Sugiyama (1), Yoshinori Hirose (1)
YOM: None

Game 5

Monday, October 30, 1961 – 1:00 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 6 9 1
Yomiuri 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 7 2
WP: Joe Stanka (2–1)   LP: Motoshi Fujita (0–1)
Home runs:
NAN: Yōsuke Terata (2), Katsuya Nomura (2)
YOM: Shigeo Nagashima (1)

Game 6

Wednesday, November 1, 1961 – 1:07 pm at Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Yomiuri 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 0
Nankai 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 0
WP: Minoru Nakamura (1–1)   LP: Joe Stanka (2–2)
Home runs:
YOM: Sadaharu Oh (1)
NAN: Katsuya Nomura (3), Yōsuke Terata (3)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f 1961年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 [1961 Japan Series Results] (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2010.