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2013 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 2013 Nippon Professional Baseball season is the 64th season since the NPB was reorganized in 1950.

2013 NPB season
League Nippon Professional Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration March 29 – November 3, 2013
Central League Pennant
League champions Yomiuri Giants
  Runners-up Hanshin Tigers
Pacific League Pennant
League champions Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
  Runners-up Saitama Seibu Lions
Climax Series
CL champions Yomiuri Giants
  CL runners-up Hiroshima Toyo Carp
PL champions Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
  PL runners-up Chiba Lotte Marines
Japan Series
Champions Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
  Runners-up Yomiuri Giants
Finals MVP Manabu Mima (RAK)
NPB seasons

Contents

Regular season standingsEdit

Central League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Yomiuri Giants 144 84 53 7 .613
Hanshin Tigers 144 73 67 4 .521 12.5
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 144 69 72 3 .489 17.0
Chunichi Dragons 144 64 77 3 .454 22.0
Yokohama DeNA BayStars 144 64 79 1 .448 23.0
Tokyo Yakult Swallows 144 57 83 4 .407 28.5
Pacific League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 144 82 59 3 .582
Saitama Seibu Lions 144 74 66 4 .529 7.5
Chiba Lotte Marines 144 74 68 2 .521 8.5
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 144 73 69 2 .514 9.5
Orix Buffaloes 144 66 73 5 .475 15.0
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 144 64 78 2 .451 18.5

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 Yomiuri Giants 4  
  2 Hanshin Tigers 0     3 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 0    
  3 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2         CL1 Yomiuri Giants 3
      PL1 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4
  Pacific League     1 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4    
  2 Saitama Seibu Lions 1     3 Chiba Lotte Marines 1  
  3 Chiba Lotte Marines 2  

First stageEdit

The regular season league champions, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (PL) and the Yomiuri Giants (CL), received byes to the championship round.

Central LeagueEdit

Hiroshima Toyo Carp (2) vs. Hanshin Tigers (0)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 12 Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 8, Hanshin Tigers – 1 Koshien Stadium 3:34 46,923[1] 
2 October 13 Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 7, Hanshin Tigers – 4 Koshien Stadium 3:02 46,902[2]

Pacific LeagueEdit

Chiba Lotte Marines (2) vs. Saitama Seibu Lions (1)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 12 Chiba Lotte Marines – 11, Saitama Seibu Lions – 1 Seibu Dome 3:24 32,880[3] 
2 October 13 Chiba Lotte Marines – 0, Saitama Seibu Lions – 15 Seibu Dome 3:16 33,914[4] 
3 October 14 Chiba Lotte Marines – 4, Saitama Seibu Lions – 1 Seibu Dome 3:01 33,832[5]

Final stageEdit

The regular season league champions, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (PL) and the Yomiuri Giants (CL), received a one-game advantage.

Central LeagueEdit

Yomiuri Giants (4) vs. Hiroshima Toyo Carp (0)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 16 Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 2, Yomiuri Giants – 3 Tokyo Dome 3:27 45,107[6] 
2 October 17 Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 0, Yomiuri Giants – 3 Tokyo Dome 2:26 45,316[7] 
3 October 18 Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 1, Yomiuri Giants – 3 Tokyo Dome 2:32 46,081[8]

Pacific LeagueEdit

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (4) vs. Chiba Lotte Marines (1)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 17 Chiba Lotte Marines – 0, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 2 Miyagi Baseball Stadium 2:55 24,332[9] 
2 October 18 Chiba Lotte Marines – 4, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 2 Miyagi Baseball Stadium 3:25 24,097[10] 
3 October 19 Chiba Lotte Marines – 0, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 2 Miyagi Baseball Stadium 3:00 24,396[11] 
4 October 21* Chiba Lotte Marines – 5, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 8 Miyagi Baseball Stadium 3:33 24,264[12]

* Postponed from October 20 due to rain[13]

Japan SeriesEdit

PL Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (4) vs. CL Yomiuri Giants (3)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 26 Yomiuri Giants – 2, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 0 Miyagi Baseball Stadium 3:20 25,209[14] 
2 October 27 Yomiuri Giants – 1, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 2 Miyagi Baseball Stadium 3:16 25,219[15] 
3 October 29 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 5, Yomiuri Giants – 1 Tokyo Dome 3:26 44,940[16] 
4 October 30 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 5, Yomiuri Giants – 6 Tokyo Dome 4:07 44,968[17] 
5 October 31 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 4, Yomiuri Giants – 2 Tokyo Dome 3:49 44,995[18] 
6 November 2 Yomiuri Giants – 4, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 2 Miyagi Baseball Stadium 3:16 25,271[19] 
7 November 3 Yomiuri Giants – 0, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 3 Miyagi Baseball Stadium 3:15 25,249

League leadersEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Pacific LeagueEdit

2013 average attendanceEdit

Team Games Total Attendance Attendance Per Game
Yomiuri 41 1,666,044 40,635
Hanshin 43 1,654,301 38,472
SoftBank 41 1,350,604 32,942
Chunichi 40 1,111,064 27,777
Nippon-Ham 42 1,095,307 26,079
Seibu 41 881,118 21,491
Hiroshima 43 853,646 19,852
Orix 42 821,848 19,568
Yakult 39 731,778 18,764
Yokohama 43 781,426 18,173
Rakuten 40 675,880 16,897
Lotte 41 684,911 16,705

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  17. ^ "Wednesday, October 30, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  18. ^ "Thursday, October 31, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  19. ^ "Saturday, November 2, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  20. ^ http://yakyubaka.com/2013/07/18/7182013-2013-npb-attendance-up-over-last-year/