1997 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 1997 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the 48th season of operation for the league.

1997 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
Regular Season
Season MVPCL: Atsuya Furuta (YAK)
PL: Fumiya Nishiguchi (SEI)
League Postseason
CL championsYakult Swallows
  CL runners-upYokohama BayStars
PL championsSeibu Lions
  PL runners-upOrix BlueWave
Japan Series
ChampionsYakult Swallows
  Runners-upSeibu Lions
Finals MVPAtsuya Furuta (YAK)
NPB seasons

Regular season standingsEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Central League[1] G W L T Pct. GB
Yakult Swallows 137 83 52 2 .615 --
Yokohama BayStars 135 72 63 0 .533 11.0
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 135 66 69 0 .489 17.0
Yomiuri Giants 135 63 72 0 .467 20.0
Hanshin Tigers 136 62 73 1 .459 21.0
Chunichi Dragons 136 59 76 1 .437 24.0

Pacific LeagueEdit

Pacific League[2] G W L T Pct. GB
Seibu Lions 135 76 56 3 .576 --
Orix BlueWave 135 71 61 3 .538 5.0
Kintetsu Buffaloes 135 68 63 4 .519 7.5
Nippon-Ham Fighters 135 63 71 1 .470 14.0
Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 135 63 71 1 .470 14.0
Chiba Lotte Marines 135 57 76 2 .429 19.5

Japan SeriesEdit

CL Yakult Swallows (4) vs. PL Seibu Lions (1)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 18 Yakult Swallows – 1, Seibu Lions – 0 Seibu Dome 2:41 31,634[3] 
2 October 19 Yakult Swallows – 5, Seibu Lions – 6 Seibu Dome 4:45 31,397[3] 
3 October 21 Seibu Lions – 3, Yakult Swallows – 5 Meiji Jingu Stadium 3:25 32,867[3] 
4 October 22 Seibu Lions – 1, Yakult Swallows – 7 Meiji Jingu Stadium 3:08 32,877[3] 
5 October 23 Seibu Lions – 0, Yakult Swallows – 3 Meiji Jingu Stadium 2:50 33,056[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/yearly/centralleague_1997.html
  2. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/yearly/pacificleague_1997.html
  3. ^ a b c d e 1997年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved February 2, 2018.