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1959 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 1959 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the tenth season of operation of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

1959 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
Central League Pennant
League championsYomiuri Giants
  Runners-upOsaka Tigers
Season MVPMotoshi Fujita (YOM)
Pacific League Pennant
League championsNankai Hawks
  Runners-upDaimai Orions
Season MVPTadashi Sugiura (NAN)
Japan Series
ChampionsNankai Hawks
  Runners-upYomiuri Giants
Finals MVPTadashi Sugiura (NAN)
NPB seasons

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Central League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Yomiuri Giants 130 77 48 5 .612
Osaka Tigers 130 62 59 9 .512 13.0
Chunichi Dragons 130 64 61 5 .512 13.0
Kokutetsu Swallows 130 63 65 2 .492 15.5
Hiroshima Carp 130 59 64 7 .481 17.0
Taiyo Whales 130 49 77 4 .392 28.5
Pacific League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Nankai Hawks 134 88 42 4 .677
Daimai Orions 136 82 48 6 .631 6.0
Toei Flyers 135 67 63 5 .515 21.0
Nishitetsu Lions 144 66 64 14 .508 22.0
Hankyu Braves 134 48 82 4 .369 40.0
Kintetsu Buffaloes 133 39 91 3 .300 49.0

PostseasonEdit

Japan SeriesEdit

PL Nankai Hawks (4) vs. CL Yomiuri Giants (0)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 24 Yomiuri Giants – 7, Nankai Hawks – 10 Osaka Stadium 3:13 30,038[1] 
2 October 25 Yomiuri Giants – 3, Nankai Hawks – 6 Osaka Stadium 2:33 30,288[1] 
3 October 27 Nankai Hawks – 3, Yomiuri Giants – 2 Korakuen Stadium 2:47 32,056[1] 
4 October 29 Nankai Hawks – 3, Yomiuri Giants – 0 Korakuen Stadium 2:23 32,266[1]

League leadersEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Pacific LeagueEdit

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d 1959年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  • Johnson, Daniel E. (July 2006). Japanese Baseball: A Statistical Handbook. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-2841-0.