1991 Japan Series

1991 Japan Series
Team (Wins)Manager(s) Season
Seibu Lions (4)Masaaki Mori81–43–6, .653, GA: 4.5
Hiroshima Toyo Carp (3)Koji Yamamoto74–56–2, .569, GA: 3
DatesOctober 19–28
MVPKoji Akiyama (SEI)
FSAKazuhisa Kawaguchi (HIR)
Broadcast
TelevisionTBS (Game 1), TV Asahi (Games 2,7), RCC (Game 3), HOME (Games 4-5), NHK General TV (Game 4), HTV (Game 5), Fuji TV (Game 6), NHK BS-1 (All Games)
RadioNHK Radio 1, TBS (JRN), JOQR (NRN), JOLF (NRN), NACK5
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The 1991 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1991 season. It was the 42nd Japan Series and featured the Pacific League champion Seibu Lions against the Central League champion Hiroshima Toyo Carp. Seibu won their second consecutive PL pennant to reach the series, and Hiroshima finished first in the CL for the sixth time in franchise history. Played at Seibu Lions Stadium and Hiroshima Municipal Stadium, the Lions defeated the Carp four games to three in the best-of-seven series to win the franchise's 10th Japan Series title. Seibu slugger and regular season stolen-base champion Koji Akiyama was named Most Valuable Player of the series. The series was played between October 19 and October 28 with home field advantage going to the Pacific League.

Summary

PL Seibu Lions (4) vs. CL Hiroshima Toyo Carp (3)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 19 Hiroshima Toyo Carp - 3, Seibu Lions – 11 Seibu Lions Stadium 2:48 31,770[1] 
2 October 20 Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 4, Seibu Lions – 2 Seibu Lions Stadium 3:11 31,903[1] 
3 October 22 Seibu Lions – 1, Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 0 Hiroshima Municipal Stadium 3:37 27,713[1] 
4 October 23 Seibu Lions – 3, Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 7 Hiroshima Municipal Stadium 3:06 28,591[1] 
5 October 24 Seibu Lions - 0, Hiroshima Toyo Carp - 3 Hiroshima Municipal Stadium 2:51 28,669[1] 
6 October 26 Hiroshima Toyo Carp - 1, Seibu Lions - 6 Seibu Lions Stadium 3:03 31,900[1] 
7 October 28 Hiroshima Toyo Carp - 1, Seibu Lions - 7 Seibu Lions Stadium 3:20 32,011[1]
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