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1961 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 1961 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the twelfth season of operation of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

1961 NPB season
League Nippon Professional Baseball
Sport Baseball
Central League Pennant
League champions Yomiuri Giants
  Runners-up Chunichi Dragons
Season MVP Shigeo Nagashima (YOM)
Pacific League Pennant
League champions Nankai Hawks
  Runners-up Toei Flyers
Season MVP Katsuya Nomura (NAN)
Japan Series
Champions Yomiuri Giants
  Runners-up Nankai Hawks
Finals MVP Andy Miyamoto (YOM)
NPB seasons

Contents

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Central League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Yomiuri Giants 130 71 53 6 .569
Chunichi Dragons 130 72 56 2 .562 1.0
Kokutetsu Swallows 130 67 60 3 .527 5.5
Hanshin Tigers 130 60 67 3 .473 12.5
Hiroshima Carp 130 58 67 5 .465 13.5
Taiyo Whales 130 50 75 5 .404 21.5
Pacific League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Nankai Hawks 140 85 49 6 .629
Toei Flyers 140 83 52 5 .611 2.5
Nishitetsu Lions 140 81 56 3 .589 5.5
Daimai Orions 140 72 66 2 .521 15.0
Hankyu Braves 140 53 84 3 .389 33.5
Kintetsu Buffaloes 140 36 103 1 .261 51.5

PostseasonEdit

Japan SeriesEdit

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

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 22 Yomiuri Giants – 0, Nankai Hawks – 6 Osaka Stadium 2:19 30,720[1] 
2 October 24 Yomiuri Giants – 6, Nankai Hawks – 4 Osaka Stadium 2:41 26,845[1] 
3 October 26 Nankai Hawks – 4, Yomiuri Giants – 5 Korakuen Stadium 2:23 30,878[1] 
4 October 29 Nankai Hawks – 3, Yomiuri Giants – 4 Korakuen Stadium 2:18 33,186[1] 
5 October 30 Nankai Hawks – 6, Yomiuri Giants – 3 Korakuen Stadium 2:28 30,135[1] 
6 November 1 Yomiuri Giants – 3, Nankai Hawks – 2 Osaka Stadium 2:45 21,565[1]

League leadersEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Pacific LeagueEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f 1961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 27, 2010. 
  • Johnson, Daniel E. (July 2006). Japanese Baseball: A Statistical Handbook. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-2841-0.