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1998 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 1998 Nippon Professional Baseball season was the 49th season of operation for the league.

1998 NPB season
League Nippon Professional Baseball
Sport Baseball
Regular Season
Season MVP CL: Kazuhiro Sasaki (YOK)
PL: Kazuo Matsui (SEI)
League Postseason
CL champions Yokohama BayStars
  CL runners-up Chunichi Dragons
PL champions Seibu Lions
  PL runners-up Nippon-Ham Fighters
Japan Series
Champions Yokohama BayStars
  Runners-up Seibu Lions
Finals MVP Takanori Suzuki (YOK)
NPB seasons

Contents

Regular season standingsEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Central League[1] G W L T Pct. GB
Yokohama BayStars 136 79 56 1 .585 --
Chunichi Dragons 136 75 60 1 .556 4.0
Yomiuri Giants 135 73 62 0 .541 6.0
Yakult Swallows 135 66 69 0 .489 13.0
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 135 60 75 0 .444 19.0
Hanshin Tigers 135 52 83 0 .385 27.0

Pacific LeagueEdit

Pacific League[2] G W L T Pct. GB
Seibu Lions 135 70 61 4 .534 --
Nippon-Ham Fighters 135 67 65 3 .508 3.5
Orix BlueWave 135 66 66 3 .500 4.5
Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 135 67 67 1 .500 4.5
Kintetsu Buffaloes 135 66 67 2 .496 5.0
Chiba Lotte Marines 135 61 71 3 .462 9.5

Japan SeriesEdit

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 BayStars – 9, Lions – 4 October 18 Yokohama Stadium 29,025[3]
2 BayStars – 4, Lions – 0 October 19 Yokohama Stadium 29,076[3]
3 Lions – 7, BayStars – 2 October 22 Seibu Dome 31,599[3]
4 Lions – 4, BayStars – 2 October 23 Seibu Dome 31,685[3]
5 Lions – 5, BayStars – 17 October 24 Seibu Dome 31,756[3]
6 BayStars – 2, Lions – 1 October 26 Yokohama Stadium 29,289[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/yearly/centralleague_1998.html
  2. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/yearly/pacificleague_1998.html
  3. ^ a b c d e f 1998年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved January 9, 2018.