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The 2007 Japan Series, the 58th edition of Nippon Professional Baseball's championship series, began Saturday, October 27, 2007, pitting the Pacific League Regular League and Climax Series' Champion, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, and the Chunichi Dragons, winners of the Central League's Climax Series, in a rematch of the previous year's Japan Series, won by the Fighters.

2007 Japan Series
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Team (Wins) Manager(s) Season
Chunichi Dragons (4) Hiromitsu Ochiai 78–64–2, (.549), GB: 1.5
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (1) Trey Hillman 79–60–5, (.568), GA: 2
DatesOctober 27 – November 1, 2007
MVPNorihiro Nakamura (Dragons)
Broadcast
Television
  • TV Asahi (ANN, Game 1)
  • TV Tokyo (Game 2, 5, aired on 6 TXN stations, Gifu Broadcasting, Mie TV, Biwako Broadcasting, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, Nara TV and TV Wakayama)
  • Tokai TV and Fuji TV (Fuji Network, Game 3)
  • CBC (JNN, Game 4)
← 2006 Japan Series 2008 →

In a virtual mirror image of the 2006 series, the Dragons won in the same manner that the Fighters had the previous year, losing the first game and sweeping the next four.

Contents

Climax SeriesEdit

  First Stage     Final Stage     Japan Series
                           
  Central League     C1 Yomiuri Giants 0  
  C2 Chunichi Dragons 2     C2 Chunichi Dragons 3    
  C3 Hanshin Tigers 0         C2 Chunichi Dragons 4
      P1 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 1
  Pacific League     P1 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 3    
  P2 Chiba Lotte Marines 2     P2 Chiba Lotte Marines 2  
  P3 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 1  

SummaryEdit

Chunichi Dragons won the series, 4–1.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 27 Chunichi Dragons – 1, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 3 Sapporo Dome 2:48 40,616 
2 October 28 Chunichi Dragons – 8, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 1 Sapporo Dome 3:43 40,770 
3 October 30 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 1, Chunichi Dragons – 9 Nagoya Dome 3:39 38,068 
4 October 31 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 2, Chunichi Dragons – 4 Nagoya Dome 3:45 38,059 
5 November 1 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 0, Chunichi Dragons – 1 Nagoya Dome 2:26 38,118

Game summariesEdit

Game 1Edit

Saturday, October 27, 2007, 6:15 pm (JST) at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Hokkaido
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0
Nippon Ham 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0
WP: Yu Darvish (1–0)   LP: Kenshin Kawakami (0–1)
Home runs:
CHU: None
NIP: Fernando Seguignol (1)

Game 2Edit

Sunday, October 28, 2007, 6:15 pm (JST) at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Hokkaido
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 1 0 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 8 8 0
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
WP: Kenichi Nakata (1–0)   LP: Ryan Glynn (0–1)
Home runs:
CHU: Lee Byung-Kyu (1), Masahiko Morino (1)
NIP: Fernando Seguignol (2)

Game 3Edit

Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 6:10 pm (JST) at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 0
Chunichi 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 9 12 0
WP: Kenta Asakura (1–0)   LP: Masaru Takeda (0–1)

Game 4Edit

Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 6:12 pm (JST) at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
Chunichi 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 X 4 5 1
WP: Yoshihiro Suzuki (1–0)   LP: Mitsuo Yoshikawa (0–1)   Sv: Hitoki Iwase (1)

Game 5Edit

Thursday, November 1, 2007, 6:10 pm (JST) at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chunichi 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 1 5 0
WP: Daisuke Yamai (1–0)   LP: Yu Darvish (1–1)   Sv: Hitoki Iwase (2)

This was the first perfect game in Japan Series history, but only recognised as such by the global governing body of baseball, the World Baseball Softball Confederation. NPB does not recognise combined perfect games or no-hitters .

See alsoEdit