1970 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 1970 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the 21st season of operation of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

1970 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
Central League Pennant
League championsYomiuri Giants
  Runners-upHanshin Tigers
Season MVPSadaharu Oh (YOM)
Pacific League Pennant
League championsLotte Orions
  Runners-upNankai Hawks
Season MVPMasaaki Kitaru (LOT)
Japan Series
ChampionsYomiuri Giants
  Runners-upLotte Orions
Finals MVPShigeo Nagashima (YOM)
NPB seasons

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Central League regular season standings[1]
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Yomiuri Giants 130 79 47 4 .627
Hanshin Tigers 130 77 49 4 .611 2.0
Taiyo Whales 130 69 57 4 .548 10.0
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 130 62 60 8 .508 15.0
Chunichi Dragons 130 55 70 5 .440 23.5
Yakult Atoms 130 33 92 5 .264 45.5
Pacific League regular season standings[2]
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Lotte Orions 130 80 47 3 .630
Nankai Hawks 130 69 57 4 .548 10.5
Kintetsu Buffaloes 130 65 59 6 .524 13.5
Hankyu Braves 130 64 64 2 .500 16.5
Toei Flyers 130 54 70 6 .435 24.5
Nishitetsu Lions 130 43 78 9 .355 34.0

League leadersEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Pacific LeagueEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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