1954 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 1954 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the fifth season of operation of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

1954 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
Central League Pennant
League championsChunichi Dragons
  Runners-upYomiuri Giants
Season MVPShigeru Sugishita (CHU)
Pacific League Pennant
League championsNishitetsu Lions
  Runners-upNankai Hawks
Season MVPHiroshi Oshita (NIS)
Japan Series
ChampionsChunichi Dragons
  Runners-upNishitetsu Lions
Finals MVPShigeru Sugishita (CHU)
NPB seasons

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Central League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Chunichi Dragons 130 86 40 4 .683
Yomiuri Giants 130 82 47 1 .636 5.5
Osaka Tigers 130 71 57 2 .555 16.0
Hiroshima Carp 130 56 69 5 .448 29.5
Kokutetsu Swallows 130 55 73 2 .430 32.0
Yosho Robins 130 32 96 2 .250 55.0
Pacific League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Nishitetsu Lions 140 90 47 3 .657
Nankai Hawks 140 91 49 0 .650 0.5
Mainichi Orions 140 79 57 4 .581 10.5
Kintetsu Pearls 140 74 63 3 .540 16.0
Hankyu Braves 140 66 70 4 .485 23.5
Takahashi Unions 140 53 84 3 .387 37.0
Toei Flyers 140 52 86 2 .377 38.5
Daiei Stars 140 43 92 5 .319 46.0

PostseasonEdit

Japan SeriesEdit

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]

League leadersEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Pacific LeagueEdit

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "1954年度日本シリーズ 試合結果" (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Archived from the original on 26 March 2010. Retrieved April 9, 2010.
  • Johnson, Daniel E. (July 2006). Japanese Baseball: A Statistical Handbook. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-2841-0.