1964 Japan Series

The 1964 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1964 season. It was the 15th Japan Series and featured the Pacific League champions, the Nankai Hawks, against the Central League champions, the Hanshin Tigers. It would take 21 years for the Tigers to return to the Japan Series, and in Nankai's case, 35 years and an ownership change.

1964 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager(s) Season
Nankai Hawks (4) Kazuto Tsuruoka 84–63–3, .571, GA: 3.5
Hanshin Tigers (3) Sadayoshi Fujimoto 80–56–4, .588, GA: 1
DatesOctober 1–10
MVPJoe Stanka (NAN)
FSAKazuhiro Yamauchi (HAN)
Broadcast
TelevisionYomiuri TV (All games), ABC (Games 1 and 5), NHK General TV (Games 1 and 4)
RadioNHK Radio 1, ABC, MBS
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SummaryEdit

PL Nankai Hawks (4) vs. CL Hanshin Tigers (3)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 1 Nankai Hawks – 2, Hanshin Tigers – 0 Koshien Stadium 2:14 19,904[1] 
2 October 2 Nankai Hawks – 2, Hanshin Tigers – 5 Koshien Stadium 2:15 19,190[1] 
3 October 4 Hanshin Tigers – 5, Nankai Hawks – 4 Osaka Stadium 2:47 29,932[1] 
4 October 5 Hanshin Tigers – 3, Nankai Hawks – 4 Osaka Stadium 2:16 30,107[1] 
5 October 6 Hanshin Tigers – 6, Nankai Hawks – 3 Osaka Stadium 2:28 26,962[1] 
6 October 9 Nankai Hawks – 4, Hanshin Tigers – 0 Koshien Stadium 1:46 25,471[1] 
7 October 10 Nankai Hawks – 3, Hanshin Tigers – 0 Koshien Stadium 2:07 15,172[1]

MatchupsEdit

Game 1Edit

Thursday, October 1, 1964 – 7:01 pm at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
Hanshin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
WP: Joe Stanka (1–0)   LP: Minoru Murayama (0–1)

Game 2Edit

Friday, October 2, 1964 – 7:00 pm at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 8 2
Hanshin 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 X 5 6 0
WP: Gene Bacque (1–0)   LP: Tadashi Sugiura (0–1)

Game 3Edit

Sunday, October 4, 1964 – 6:59 pm at Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 1
Nankai 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 9 0
WP: Midori Ishikawa (1–0)   LP: Joe Stanka (1–1)
Home runs:
HAN: Eiji Fujii 2 (2)
NAN: Johnny Logan (1), Kent Hadley (1)

Game 4Edit

Monday, October 5, 1964 – 7:00 pm at Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 1
Nankai 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1X 4 7 1
WP: Akitada Niiyama (1–0)   LP: Minoru Murayama (0–2)
Home runs:
HAN: Kazuhiro Yamauchi 2 (2)
NAN: Kent Hadley (2)

Game 5Edit

Tuesday, October 6, 1964 – 7:00 pm at Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 12 0
Nankai 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 10 1
WP: Peter Burnside (1–0)   LP: Mutsuo Minagawa (0–1)
Home runs:
HAN: Yoshinori Tsuji (1), Motoo Ando (1)
NAN: Nobushige Morishita (1)

Game 6Edit

Friday, October 9, 1964 – 6:59 pm at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 11 0
Hanshin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
WP: Joe Stanka (2–1)   LP: Gene Bacque (1–1)

Game 7Edit

Saturday, October 10, 1964 – 6:59 pm at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nankai 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 0
Hanshin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
WP: Joe Stanka (3–1)   LP: Minoru Murayama (0–3)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 1964年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 [1964 Japan Series Results] (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved May 4, 2010.