1978 Japan Series

The 1978 Japan Series was the 29th edition of Nippon Professional Baseball's postseason championship series. It matched the Central League champion Yakult Swallows against the Pacific League champion Hankyu Braves. The Braves entered the series looking to win their fourth consecutive title, while the Swallows were making their first-ever Japan Series appearance. The Swallows defeated the Braves in seven games to claim their first championship.

1978 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager(s) Season
Yakult Swallows (4) Tatsuro Hirooka 68-46-16
Hankyu Braves (3) Toshiharu Ueda 82-39-9
DatesOctober 14–22
MVPKatsuo Osugi (Yakult)
FSAMitsuhiro Adachi (Hankyu)
Broadcast
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SummaryEdit

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Swallows – 5, Braves – 6 October 14 Korakuen Stadium 34,218[1]
2 Swallows – 10, Braves – 6 October 15 Korakuen Stadium 39,406[1]
3 Braves – 5, Swallows – 0 October 17 Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium 20,296[1]
4 Braves – 5, Swallows – 6 October 18 Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium 20,456[1]
5 Braves – 3, Swallows – 7 October 19 Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium 18,298[1]
6 Swallows – 3, Braves – 12 October 21 Korakuen Stadium 44,956[1]
7 Swallows – 4, Braves – 0 October 22 Korakuen Stadium 36,359[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 1978年日本シリーズ試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 16, 2017.