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1981 Japan Series

1981 Japan Series

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1981 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager(s) Season
Yomiuri Giants (4) Motoshi Fujita 73-48-9
Nippon-Ham Fighters (2) Keiji Osawa 68-54-8
DatesOctober 17 – October 25
MVPTakashi Nishimoto (Yomiuri)
FSAHiroaki Inoue (Nippon-Ham)
Broadcast
← 1980 Japan Series 1982 →

The 1981 Japan Series was the 32nd edition of Nippon Professional Baseball's postseason championship series. It matched the Central League champion Yomiuri Giants against the Pacific League champion Nippon-Ham Fighters. All games in the series were played at Korakuen Stadium, which served as the home ballpark for both teams during the regular season. This was the first time in Japan Series history that all games were played at the same stadium. The Giants defeated the Fighters in six games for their 16th Japan Series title in team history.


Summary

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Fighters – 6, Giants – 5 October 17 Korakuen Stadium 36,056[1]
2 Fighters – 1, Giants – 2 October 18 Korakuen Stadium 42,376[1]
3 Giants – 2, Fighters – 3 October 20 Korakuen Stadium 36,180[1]
4 Giants – 8, Fighters – 2 October 21 Korakuen Stadium 38,627[1]
5 Giants – 9, Fighters – 0 October 23 Korakuen Stadium 31,419[1]
6 Fighters – 3, Giants – 6 October 25 Korakuen Stadium 43,604[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f 1981年日本シリーズ試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 13, 2017.


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