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1971 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 1971 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the 22nd season of operation of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

1971 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
Central League Pennant
League championsYomiuri Giants
  Runners-upChunichi Dragons
Season MVPShigeo Nagashima (YOM)
Pacific League Pennant
League championsHankyu Braves
  Runners-upLotte Orions
Season MVPTokuji Nagaike (HAU)
Japan Series
ChampionsYomiuri Giants
  Runners-upHankyu Braves
Finals MVPToshimitsu Suetsugu (YOM)
NPB seasons

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Central League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Yomiuri Giants 130 70 52 8 .574
Chunichi Dragons 130 65 60 5 .520 6.5
Taiyo Whales 130 61 59 10 .508 8.0
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 130 63 61 6 .508 8.0
Hanshin Tigers 130 57 64 9 .471 12.5
Yakult Atoms 130 52 72 6 .419 19.0
Pacific League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Hankyu Braves 130 80 39 11 .672
Lotte Orions 130 80 46 4 .635 3.5
Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes 130 65 60 5 .520 18.0
Nankai Hawks 130 61 65 4 .484 22.5
Toei Flyers 130 44 74 12 .373 35.5
Nishitetsu Lions 130 38 84 8 .311 43.5

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.