2010 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 2010 Nippon Professional Baseball season is the 61st season since the NPB was reorganized in 1950.

2010 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationMarch 20 – November 7, 2010
Regular Season
Season MVPCL:Kazuhiro Wada (CHU)
PL:Tsuyoshi Wada (SFT)
League Postseason
CL championsChunichi Dragons
  CL runners-upYomiuri Giants
PL championsChiba Lotte Marines
  PL runners-upFukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Japan Series
ChampionsChiba Lotte Marines
  Runners-upChunichi Dragons
Finals MVPToshiaki Imae (LOT)
NPB seasons

Final standingsEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Central League G W L T Win% GB
Chunichi Dragons 144 79 62 3 .560
Hanshin Tigers 144 78 63 3 .553 1
Yomiuri Giants 144 79 64 1 .552 1
Tokyo Yakult Swallows 144 72 68 4 .514
Hiroshima Carp 144 58 84 2 .408 21½
Yokohama BayStars 144 48 95 1 .336 32

Pacific LeagueEdit

Pacific League G W L T Win% GB
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 144 76 63 5 .547
Saitama Seibu Lions 144 78 65 1 .545
Chiba Lotte Marines 144 75 67 2 .528
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 144 74 67 3 .525 3
Orix Buffaloes 144 69 71 4 .493
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 144 62 79 3 .440 15

Climax SeriesEdit

Note: All of the games that are played in the first two rounds of the Climax Series are held at the higher seed's home stadium. The team with the higher regular-season standing also advances if the round ends in a tie.

  First Stage     Final Stage     Japan Series
                           
  Central League     1 Chunichi Dragons 4  
  2 Hanshin Tigers 0     3 Yomiuri Giants 1    
  3 Yomiuri Giants 2         CL1 Chunichi Dragons 2
      PL3 Chiba Lotte Marines 4
  Pacific League     1 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 3    
  2 Saitama Seibu Lions 0     3 Chiba Lotte Marines 4  
  3 Chiba Lotte Marines 2  

Central League First StageEdit

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Hanshin Tigers 1 - 3 Yomiuri Giants October 16 Koshien Stadium 46,868
2 Hanshin Tigers 6 - 7 Yomiuri Giants October 17 Koshien Stadium 46,875

Yomiuri Giants win series 2-0

Central League Final StageEdit

Chunichi Dragons have one-win advantage

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Chunichi Dragons 5 - 0 Yomiuri Giants October 20 Nagoya Dome 37,659
2 Chunichi Dragons 2 - 0 Yomiuri Giants October 21 Nagoya Dome 37,298
3 Chunichi Dragons 2 - 3 Yomiuri Giants October 22 Nagoya Dome 38,432
4 Chunichi Dragons 4 - 3 Yomiuri Giants October 23 Nagoya Dome 38,432

Chunichi Dragons win series 4-1.

Pacific League First StageEdit

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Saitama Seibu Lions 5 - 6 Chiba Lotte Marines October 9 Seibu Dome 33,918
2 Saitama Seibu Lions 4 - 5 Chiba Lotte Marines October 10 Seibu Dome 33,911

Chiba Lotte Marines win series 2-0

Pacific League Final StageEdit

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks have one-win advantage

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 1 - 3 Chiba Lotte Marines October 14 Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome 35,118
2 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 3 - 1 Chiba Lotte Marines October 15 Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome 35,876
3 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 1 - 0 Chiba Lotte Marines October 16 Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome 36,664
4 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 2 - 4 Chiba Lotte Marines October 17 Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome 36,235
5 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 2 - 5 Chiba Lotte Marines October 18 Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome 33,108
6 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 0 - 7 Chiba Lotte Marines October 19 Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome 33,515

Chiba Lotte Marines win series 4-3.

Japan SeriesEdit

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Chunichi Dragons 2 - 5 Chiba Lotte Marines October 30 Nagoya Dome 38,066
2 Chunichi Dragons 12 - 1 Chiba Lotte Marines October 31 Nagoya Dome 38,065
3 Chiba Lotte Marines 7 - 1 Chunichi Dragons November 2 Chiba Marine Stadium 26,923
4 Chiba Lotte Marines 3 - 4 Chunichi Dragons November 3 Chiba Marine Stadium 27,197
5 Chiba Lotte Marines 10 - 4 Chunichi Dragons November 4 Chiba Marine Stadium 27,209
6 Chunichi Dragons 2 - 2 Chiba Lotte Marines November 6 Nagoya Dome 38,094
7 Chunichi Dragons 7 - 8 Chiba Lotte Marines November 7 Nagoya Dome 38,075

Chiba Lotte Marines win series 4-2

League leadersEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Pacific LeagueEdit

See alsoEdit

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