1966 Nippon Professional Baseball Season
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1966 Nippon Professional Baseball Season
1966 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
Central League Pennant
League championsYomiuri Giants
  Runners-upChunichi Dragons
Season MVPShigeo Nagashima (YOM)
Pacific League Pennant
League championsNankai Hawks
  Runners-upNishitetsu Lions
Season MVPKatsuya Nomura (NAN)
Japan Series
ChampionsYomiuri Giants
  Runners-upNankai Hawks
Finals MVPIsao Shibata (YOM)
NPB seasons

The 1966 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the 17th season of operation of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

Regular season

Standings

Central League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Yomiuri Giants 134 89 41 4 .685 --
Chunichi Dragons 132 76 54 2 .585 13.0
Hanshin Tigers 135 64 66 5 .492 25.0
Hiroshima Carp 136 57 73 6 .438 32.0
Taiyo Whales 130 52 78 0 .400 37.0
Sankei Atoms 135 52 78 5 .400 37.0
Pacific League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Nankai Hawks 133 79 51 3 .608 --
Nishitetsu Lions 138 75 55 8 .577 4.0
Toei Flyers 136 70 60 6 .538 9.0
Tokyo Orions 134 61 69 4 .469 18.0
Hankyu Braves 134 57 73 4 .438 22.0
Kintetsu Buffaloes 133 48 62 3 .369 31.0

League leaders

Central League

Pacific League

Awards

See also

References

  • Johnson, Daniel E. (July 2006). Japanese Baseball: A Statistical Handbook. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-2841-0.



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