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The 2002 Japan Series was the 53rd edition of Nippon Professional Baseball's postseason championship series. It matched the Central League champion Yomiuri Giants against the Pacific League champion Seibu Lions. The Giants swept the Lions in four games to win their 20th Japan Series championship.

2002 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager(s) Season
Yomiuri Giants (4) Tatsunori Hara 86–52–2
Seibu Lions (0) Haruki Ihara 90–49–1
DatesOctober 26–30, 2002
MVPTomohiro Nioka
Broadcast
TelevisionNTV (Game 1, 2), TV Asahi (Game 3), TBS (Game 4)
← 2001 Japan Series 2003 →

SummaryEdit

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Giants – 4, Lions – 1 October 26 Tokyo Dome 45,107
2 Giants – 9, Lions – 4 October 27 Tokyo Dome 45,223
3 Lions – 2, Giants – 10 October 29 Seibu Dome 30,933
4 Lions – 2, Giants – 6 October 30 Seibu Dome 31,072

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