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1958 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 1958 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the ninth season of operation of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

1958 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
Central League Pennant
League championsYomiuri Giants
  Runners-upOsaka Tigers
Season MVPMotoshi Fujita (YOM)
Pacific League Pennant
League championsNishitetsu Lions
  Runners-upNankai Hawks
Season MVPKazuhisa Inao (NIS)
Japan Series
ChampionsNishitetsu Lions
  Runners-upYomiuri Giants
Finals MVPKazuhisa Inao (NIS)
NPB seasons

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Central League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Yomiuri Giants 130 77 52 1 .596
Osaka Tigers 130 72 58 0 .554 5.5
Chunichi Dragons 130 66 59 5 .527 9.0
Kokutetsu Swallows 130 58 68 4 .462 17.5
Hiroshima Carp 130 54 68 8 .446 19.5
Taiyo Whales 130 51 73 6 .415 23.5
Pacific League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Nishitetsu Lions 130 78 47 5 .619
Nankai Hawks 130 77 48 5 .612 1.0
Hankyu Braves 130 73 51 6 .585 4.5
Daimai Orions 130 62 63 5 .496 16.0
Toei Flyers 130 57 70 3 .450 22.0
Kintetsu Pearls 130 29 97 4 .238 49.5

PostseasonEdit

Japan SeriesEdit

PL Nishitetsu Lions (4) vs. CL Yomiuri Giants (3)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 11 Nishitetsu Lions – 2, Yomiuri Giants – 9 Korakuen Stadium 3:02 35,217[1] 
2 October 12 Nishitetsu Lions – 3, Yomiuri Giants – 7 Korakuen Stadium 2:21 35,953[1] 
3 October 14 Yomiuri Giants – 1, Nishitetsu Lions – 0 Heiwadai Stadium 2:00 31,575[1] 
4 October 16 Yomiuri Giants – 4, Nishitetsu Lions – 6 Heiwadai Stadium 2:17 27,044[1] 
5 October 17 Yomiuri Giants – 3, Nishitetsu Lions – 5 Heiwadai Stadium 2:34 25,193[1] 
6 October 20 Nishitetsu Lions – 2, Yomiuri Giants – 0 Korakuen Stadium 2:03 31,745[1] 
7 October 21 Nishitetsu Lions – 6, Yomiuri Giants – 1 Korakuen Stadium 2:23 20,961[1]

League leadersEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Pacific LeagueEdit

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 1958年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved April 21, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  • Johnson, Daniel E. (July 2006). Japanese Baseball: A Statistical Handbook. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-2841-0.