1977 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 1977 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the 28th season of operation for the league.

1977 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
Regular Season
Season MVPCL: Sadaharu Oh (YOM)
PL: Hisashi Yamada (HAN)
League Postseason
CL championsYomiuri Giants
  CL runners-upYakult Swallows
PL championsHankyu Braves
  PL runners-upLotte Orions
Japan Series
ChampionsHankyu Braves
  Runners-upYomiuri Giants
Finals MVPHisashi Yamada (HAN)
NPB seasons

Regular season standingsEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Central League[1] G W L T Pct. GB
Yomiuri Giants 130 80 46 4 .635 --
Yakult Swallows 130 62 58 10 .517 15.0
Chunichi Dragons 130 64 61 5 .512 15.5
Hanshin Tigers 130 55 63 12 .466 21.0
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 130 51 67 12 .432 25.0
Taiyo Whales 130 51 68 11 .429 25.5

Pacific LeagueEdit

Pacific League[2] G W L T Pct. 1st Half Ranking 2nd Half Ranking
Hankyu Braves 130 69 51 10 .575 1 2
Nankai Hawks 130 63 55 12 .534 2 3
Lotte Orions 130 60 57 13 .513 5 1
Kintetsu Buffaloes 130 59 61 10 .492 3 6
Nippon-Ham Fighters 130 58 61 11 .487 4 4
Crown Lighter Lions 130 49 73 8 .402 6 5

Pacific League PlayoffEdit

The Pacific League teams with the best first and second-half records met in a best-of-five playoff series to determine the league representative in the Japan Series.

Hankyu Braves won the series 3-2.

Game Score Date Location
1 Braves – 18, Orions – 1 October 9 Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium
2 Braves – 0, Orions – 3 October 10 Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium
3 Orions – 3, Braves – 1 October 12 Miyagi Baseball Stadium
4 Orions – 2, Braves – 4 October 13 Miyagi Baseball Stadium
5 Orions – 0, Braves – 7 October 15 Miyagi Baseball Stadium

Japan SeriesEdit

Hankyu Braves won the series 4-1.

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Braves – 7, Giants – 2 October 22 Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium 27,971[3]
2 Braves – 3, Giants – 0 October 23 Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium 31,070[3]
3 Giants – 5, Braves – 2 October 25 Korakuen Stadium 37,914[3]
4 Giants – 2, Braves – 5 October 26 Korakuen Stadium 42,433[3]
5 Giants – 3, Braves – 6 October 27 Korakuen Stadium 41,006[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/yearly/centralleague_1977.html
  2. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/yearly/pacificleague_1977.html
  3. ^ a b c d e 1977年日本シリーズ試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 8, 2019.