1980 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 1980 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the 31st season of operation for the league.

1980 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
Regular Season
Season MVPCL: Koji Yamamoto (HIR)
PL: Isamu Kida (NIP)
League Postseason
CL championsHiroshima Toyo Carp
  CL runners-upYakult Swallows
PL championsKintetsu Buffaloes
  PL runners-upLotte Orions
Japan Series
ChampionsHiroshima Toyo Carp
  Runners-upKintetsu Buffaloes
Finals MVPJim Lyttle (HIR)
NPB seasons

Regular season standingsEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Central League[1] G W L T Pct. GB
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 130 73 44 13 .624 --
Yakult Swallows 130 68 52 10 .567 6.5
Yomiuri Giants 130 61 60 9 .504 14.0
Yokohama Taiyo Whales 130 59 62 9 .488 16.0
Hanshin Tigers 130 54 66 10 .450 20.5
Chunichi Dragons 130 45 76 9 .372 30.0

Pacific LeagueEdit

Pacific League[2] G W L T Pct. 1st Half Ranking 2nd Half Ranking
Kintetsu Buffaloes 130 68 54 8 .557 2 1
Lotte Orions 130 64 51 15 .557 1 3
Nippon-Ham Fighters 130 66 53 11 .555 2 2
Seibu Lions 130 62 64 4 .492 6 4
Hankyu Braves 130 58 67 5 .464 4 5
Nankai Hawks 130 48 77 5 .384 5 6

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 Orions – 1, Buffaloes – 4 October 15 Kawasaki Stadium
2 Orions – 2, Buffaloes – 4 October 16 Kawasaki Stadium
3 Buffaloes – 13, Orions – 4 October 18 Osaka Stadium

Japan SeriesEdit

Hiroshima Toyo Carp won the series 4-3.

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Carp – 4, Buffaloes – 6 October 25 Hiroshima Municipal Stadium 29,037[3]
2 Carp – 2, Buffaloes – 9 October 26 Hiroshima Municipal Stadium 29,668[3]
3 Buffaloes – 3, Carp – 4 October 28 Osaka Stadium 17,371[3]
4 Buffaloes – 0, Carp – 2 October 29 Osaka Stadium 21,254[3]
5 Buffaloes – 6, Carp – 2 October 30 Osaka Stadium 22,287[3]
6 Carp – 6, Buffaloes – 2 November 1 Hiroshima Municipal Stadium 29,297[3]
7 Carp – 8, Buffaloes – 3 November 2 Hiroshima Municipal Stadium 29,952[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/yearly/centralleague_1980.html
  2. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/yearly/pacificleague_1980.html
  3. ^ a b c d e f g 1980年日本シリーズ試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 5, 2019.