1979 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 1979 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the 30th season of operation for the league.

1979 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
Regular Season
Season MVPCL: Yutaka Enatsu (HIR)
PL: Charlie Manuel (KIN)
League Postseason
CL championsHiroshima Toyo Carp
  CL runners-upYokohama Taiyo Whales
PL championsKintetsu Buffaloes
  PL runners-upHankyu Braves
Japan Series
ChampionsHiroshima Toyo Carp
  Runners-upKintetsu Buffaloes
Finals MVPYoshihiko Takahashi (HIR)
NPB seasons

Regular season standingsEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Central League[1] G W L T Pct. GB
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 130 67 50 13 .573 --
Yokohama Taiyo Whales 130 59 54 17 .522 6.0
Chunichi Dragons 130 59 57 14 .509 7.5
Hanshin Tigers 130 61 60 9 .504 8.0
Yomiuri Giants 130 58 62 10 .483 10.5
Yakult Swallows 130 48 69 13 .410 19.0

Pacific LeagueEdit

Pacific League[2] G W L T Pct. 1st Half Ranking 2nd Half Ranking
Kintetsu Buffaloes 130 74 45 11 .622 1 2
Hankyu Braves 130 75 44 11 .630 2 1
Nippon-Ham Fighters 130 63 60 7 .512 3 4
Lotte Orions 130 55 63 12 .466 4 3
Nankai Hawks 130 46 73 11 .387 5 6
Seibu Lions 130 45 73 12 .381 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.

Kintetsu Buffaloes won the series 3-0.

Game Score Date Location
1 Buffaloes – 5, Braves – 1 October 13 Osaka Stadium
2 Buffaloes – 7, Braves – 4 October 14 Osaka Stadium
3 Braves – 1, Buffaloes – 2 October 16 Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium

Japan SeriesEdit

Hiroshima Toyo Carp won the series 4-3.

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Buffaloes – 5, Carp – 2 October 27 Osaka Stadium 25,121[3]
2 Buffaloes – 4, Carp – 0 October 31 Osaka Stadium 27,848[3]
3 Carp – 3, Buffaloes – 2 October 28 Hiroshima Stadium 29,032[3]
4 Carp – 5, Buffaloes – 3 October 30 Hiroshima Stadium 29,057[3]
5 Carp – 1, Buffaloes – 0 October 31 Hiroshima Stadium 29,090[3]
6 Buffaloes – 6, Carp – 2 November 3 Osaka Stadium 27,813[3]
7 Buffaloes – 3, Carp – 4 November 4 Osaka Stadium 24,376[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/yearly/centralleague_1979.html
  2. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/yearly/pacificleague_1979.html
  3. ^ a b c d e f g 1979年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Archived from the original on 21 June 2010. Retrieved November 6, 2019.