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2001 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 2001 Nippon Professional Baseball season ended with the Yakult Swallows defeating the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes in the 2001 Japan Series 4 games to 1.

2001 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
Regular Season
Season MVPCL: Roberto Petagine (YAK)
PL: Tuffy Rhodes (KIN)
League Postseason
CL championsYakult Swallows
  CL runners-upYomiuri Giants
PL championsOsaka Kintetsu Buffaloes
  PL runners-upFukuoka Daiei Hawks
Japan Series
ChampionsYakult Swallows
  Runners-upOsaka Kintetsu Buffaloes
Finals MVPAtsuya Furuta (Yakult Swallows)
NPB seasons

StandingsEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Central League[1] G W L T Pct.
Yakult Swallows 140 76 58 6 .567
Yomiuri Giants 140 75 63 2 .543
Yokohama BayStars 140 69 67 4 .507
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 140 68 65 7 .511
Chunichi Dragons 140 62 74 4 .456
Hanshin Tigers 140 57 80 3 .416

Pacific LeagueEdit

Pacific League[2] G W L T Pct. GB
Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes 140 78 60 2 .565 -
Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 140 76 63 1 .547 2.5
Seibu Lions 140 73 67 0 .521 6.0
Orix BlueWave 140 70 66 4 .515 7.0
Chiba Lotte Marines 140 64 74 2 .464 14.0
Nippon-Ham Fighters 140 57 80 3 .416 20.5

Japan SeriesEdit

Yakult Swallows (4) vs. Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes (1)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Buffaloes – 0, Swallows – 7 October 20 Osaka Dome 33,837[3]
2 Buffaloes – 9, Swallows – 6 October 21 Osaka Dome 33,277[3]
3 Swallows – 9, Buffaloes – 2 October 23 Jingu Stadium 30,443[3]
4 Swallows – 2, Buffaloes – 1 October 24 Jingu Stadium 32,145[3]
5 Swallows – 4, Buffaloes – 2 October 25 Jingu Stadium 32,568[3]

League leadersEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Pacific LeagueEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/yearly/centralleague_2001.html
  2. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/yearly/pacificleague_2001.html
  3. ^ a b c d e 2001年度日本シリーズ 試合結果 (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved May 12, 2010.