1978 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 1978 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the 29th season of operation for the league.

1978 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
Regular Season
Season MVPCL: Yutaka Enatsu (YAK)
PL: Hisashi Yamada (HAN)
League Postseason
CL championsYakult Swallows
  CL runners-upYomiuri Giants
PL championsHankyu Braves
  PL runners-upKintetsu Buffaloes
Japan Series
ChampionsYakult Swallows
  Runners-upHankyu Braves
Finals MVPKatsuo Osugi (YAK)
NPB seasons

Regular season standingsEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Central League[1] G W L T Pct. GB
Yakult Swallows 130 68 46 16 .596 --
Yomiuri Giants 130 65 49 16 .570 3.0
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 130 62 50 18 .554 5.0
Yokohama Taiyo Whales 130 64 57 9 .529 7.5
Chunichi Dragons 130 53 71 6 .427 20.0
Hanshin Tigers 130 41 80 9 .339 30.5

Pacific LeagueEdit

Pacific League[2] G W L T Pct. 1st Half Ranking 2nd Half Ranking
Hankyu Braves 130 82 39 9 .678 1 1
Kintetsu Buffaloes 130 71 46 13 .607 2 2
Nippon-Ham Fighters 130 55 63 12 .466 3 4
Lotte Orions 130 53 62 15 .461 5 3
Crown Lighter Lions 130 51 67 12 .432 4 5
Nankai Hawks 130 42 77 11 .353 6 6

Japan SeriesEdit

Yakult Swallows won the series 4-3.

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Swallows – 5, Braves – 6 October 14 Korakuen Stadium 34,218[3]
2 Swallows – 10, Braves – 6 October 15 Korakuen Stadium 39,406[3]
3 Braves – 5, Swallows – 0 October 17 Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium 20,296[3]
4 Braves – 5, Swallows – 6 October 18 Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium 20,456[3]
5 Braves – 3, Swallows – 7 October 19 Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium 18,298[3]
6 Swallows – 3, Braves – 12 October 21 Korakuen Stadium 44,956[3]
7 Swallows – 4, Braves – 0 October 22 Korakuen Stadium 36,359[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/yearly/centralleague_1978.html
  2. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/yearly/pacificleague_1978.html
  3. ^ a b c d e f g 1978年日本シリーズ試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 6, 2019.