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1952 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 1952 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the third season of operation of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

1952 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
Central League Pennant
League championsYomiuri Giants
  Runners-upOsaka Tigers
Season MVPTakehiko Bessho (YOM)
Pacific League Pennant
League championsNankai Hawks
  Runners-upMainichi Orions
Season MVPSusumu Yuki (NAN)
Japan Series
ChampionsYomiuri Giants
  Runners-upNankai Hawks
Finals MVPTakehiko Bessho (YOM)
NPB seasons

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Central League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Yomiuri Giants 120 83 37 0 .692
Osaka Tigers 120 79 40 1 .664 3.5
Nagoya Dragons 120 75 43 2 .636 7.0
Taiyo Whales 120 58 62 0 .483 25.0
Kokutetsu Swallows 120 50 70 0 .417 33.0
Hiroshima Carp 120 37 80 3 .316 44.5
Shochiku Robins 120 34 84 2 .288 48.0
Pacific League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Nankai Hawks 121 76 44 1 .633
Mainichi Orions 120 75 45 0 .625 1.0
Nishitetsu Lions 120 67 52 1 .563 8.5
Daiei Stars 121 55 65 1 .458 21.0
Hankyu Braves 108 49 58 1 .458 20.5
Tokyu Flyers 108 49 59 0 .454 21.0
Kintetsu Pearls 108 30 78 0 .278 40.0

PostseasonEdit

Japan SeriesEdit

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

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 11 Nankai Hawks – 3, Yomiuri Giants – 6 Korakuen Stadium 1:57 23,794[1] 
2 October 12 Nankai Hawks – 0, Yomiuri Giants – 11 Korakuen Stadium 1:56 26,799[1] 
3 October 14 Yomiuri Giants – 0, Nankai Hawks – 4 Osaka Stadium 2:12 23,744[1] 
4 October 15 Yomiuri Giants – 6, Nankai Hawks – 2 Osaka Stadium 2:04 20,117[1] 
5 October 16 Yomiuri Giants – 1, Nankai Hawks – 4 Osaka Stadium 1:35 15,297[1] 
6 October 18 Nankai Hawks – 2, Yomiuri Giants – 3 Korakuen Stadium 2:02 34,595[1]

League leadersEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Pacific LeagueEdit

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f 1952年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved April 7, 2010.
  • Johnson, Daniel E. (July 2006). Japanese Baseball: A Statistical Handbook. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-2841-0.