1963 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 1963 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the fourteenth season of operation of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

1963 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
Central League Pennant
League championsYomiuri Giants
  Runners-upChunichi Dragons
Season MVPShigeo Nagashima (YOM)
Pacific League Pennant
League championsNishitetsu Lions
  Runners-upNankai Hawks
Season MVPKatsuya Nomura (NAN)
Japan Series
ChampionsYomiuri Giants
  Runners-upNishitetsu Lions
Finals MVPShigeo Nagashima (YOM)
NPB seasons

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Central League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Yomiuri Giants 140 83 55 2 .601
Chunichi Dragons 140 80 57 3 .584 2.5
Hanshin Tigers 140 69 70 1 .496 14.5
Kokutetsu Swallows 140 65 73 2 .471 18.0
Taiyo Whales 140 59 79 2 .428 24.0
Hiroshima Carp 140 58 80 2 .420 25.0
Pacific League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Nishitetsu Lions 150 86 60 4 .589
Nankai Hawks 150 85 61 4 .582 1.0
Toei Flyers 150 76 71 3 .517 10.5
Kintetsu Buffaloes 150 74 73 3 .503 12.5
Daimai Orions 150 64 85 1 .430 23.5
Hankyu Braves 150 57 92 1 .383 30.5

PostseasonEdit

Japan SeriesEdit

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

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 26 Yomiuri Giants – 1, Nishitetsu Lions – 6 Heiwadai Stadium 2:29 29,806[1] 
2 October 27 Yomiuri Giants – 9, Nishitetsu Lions – 6 Heiwadai Stadium 2:54 29,969[1] 
3 October 30 Nishitetsu Lions – 2, Yomiuri Giants – 8 Korakuen Stadium 2:28 30,384[1] 
4 October 31 Nishitetsu Lions – 4, Yomiuri Giants – 1 Korakuen Stadium 2:42 29,960[1] 
5 November 1 Nishitetsu Lions – 1, Yomiuri Giants – 3 Korakuen Stadium 2:10 30,386[1] 
6 November 3 Yomiuri Giants – 0, Nishitetsu Lions – 6 Heiwadai Stadium 2:09 27,079[1] 
7 November 4 Yomiuri Giants – 18, Nishitetsu Lions – 4 Heiwadai Stadium 2:32 17,436[1]

League leadersEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Pacific LeagueEdit

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 1963年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved May 4, 2010.
  • Johnson, Daniel E. (July 2006). Japanese Baseball: A Statistical Handbook. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-2841-0.