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The 1954 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1954 season. It was the fifth Japan Series and featured the Pacific League champions, the Nishitetsu Lions, against the Central League champions, the Chunichi Dragons. This would be the Dragons' last championship until 2007, when they defeated the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters.

1954 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager(s) Season
Chunichi Dragons (4) Shunichi Amachi 86–40–4, .683, GA: 5.5
Nishitetsu Lions (3) Osamu Mihara 90–47–3, .657, GA: .5
DatesOctober 30 – November 7
MVPShigeru Sugishita (CHU)
Broadcast
← 1953 Japan Series 1955 →

SummaryEdit

CL Chunichi Dragons (4) vs. PL Nishitetsu Lions (3)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 30 Nishitetsu Lions – 1, Chunichi Dragons – 5 Nagoya Baseball Stadium 2:15 29,245[1] 
2 October 31 Nishitetsu Lions – 0, Chunichi Dragons – 5 Nagoya Baseball Stadium 2:21 30,303[1] 
3 November 2 Chunichi Dragons – 0, Nishitetsu Lions – 5 Heiwadai Stadium 2:19 23,994[1] 
4 November 3 Chunichi Dragons – 0, Nishitetsu Lions – 3 Heiwadai Stadium 1:36 25,185[1] 
5 November 4 Chunichi Dragons – 3, Nishitetsu Lions – 2 Heiwadai Stadium 2:15 19,771[1] 
6 November 6 Nishitetsu Lions – 4, Chunichi Dragons – 1 Nagoya Baseball Stadium 2:16 27,776[1] 
7 November 7 Nishitetsu Lions – 0, Chunichi Dragons – 1 Nagoya Baseball Stadium 1:38 23,215[1]

MatchupsEdit

Game 1Edit

Saturday, October 30, 1954 – 1:34 pm at Nagoya Baseball Stadium in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nishitetsu 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Chunichi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 X 5 11 0
WP: Shigeru Sugishita (1–0)   LP: Sadao Nishimura (0–1)
Home runs:
NIS: Takeshi Hibino (1)
CHU: Riichi Kodama (1)

Game 2Edit

Sunday, October 31, 1954 – 1:34 pm at Nagoya Baseball Stadium in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nishitetsu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 X 5 7 0
WP: Katsuhiko Ishikawa (1–0)   LP: Mamoru Ōtsu (0–1)
Home runs:
NIS: None
CHU: Michio Nishizawa (1)

Game 3Edit

Tuesday, November 2, 1954 – 1:36 pm at Heiwadai Stadium in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Nishitetsu 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 X 5 11 0
WP: Hidefumi Kawamura (1–0)   LP: Nobuo Ōshima (0–1)
Home runs:
CHU: None
NIS: Takeshi Hibino (2)

Game 4Edit

Wednesday, November 3, 1954 – 1:35 pm at Heiwadai Stadium in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Nishitetsu 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 X 3 11 0
WP: Tokuji Kawasaki (1–0)   LP: Shigeru Sugishita (1–1)

Game 5Edit

Thursday, November 4, 1954 – 1:32 pm at Heiwadai Stadium in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 8 1
Nishitetsu 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 2
WP: Shigeru Sugishita (2–1)   LP: Hidefumi Kawamura (1–1)
Home runs:
CHU: None
NIS: Takeshi Hibino (3)

Game 6Edit

Saturday, November 6, 1954 – 1:33 pm at Nagoya Baseball Stadium in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nishitetsu 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 8 2
Chunichi 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
WP: Mamoru Ōtsu (1–1)   LP: Katsuhiko Ishikawa (1–1)

Game 7Edit

Sunday, November 7, 1954 – 1:32 pm at Nagoya Baseball Stadium in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nishitetsu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 1 6 0
WP: Shigeru Sugishita (3–1)   LP: Hidefumi Kawamura (1–2)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 1954年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 [1954 Japan Series Results] (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Archived from the original on 26 March 2010. Retrieved April 9, 2010.