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2014 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 2014 Nippon Professional Baseball season is the 65th season since the NPB was reorganized in 1950.

2014 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationMarch 28 – October 30, 2014
Central League Pennant
League championsYomiuri Giants
  Runners-upHanshin Tigers
Pacific League Pennant
League championsFukuoka SoftBank Hawks
  Runners-upOrix Buffaloes
Climax Series
CL championsHanshin Tigers
  CL runners-upYomiuri Giants
PL championsFukuoka SoftBank Hawks
  PL runners-upHokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
Japan Series
ChampionsFukuoka SoftBank Hawks
  Runners-upHanshin Tigers
Finals MVPSeiichi Uchikawa (SOF)
NPB seasons

Regular season standingsEdit

Central League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Yomiuri Giants 144 82 61 1 .573
Hanshin Tigers 144 75 68 1 .524 7
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 144 74 68 2 .521 7.5
Chunichi Dragons 144 67 73 4 .479 13.5
Yokohama DeNA BayStars 144 67 75 2 .472 14.5
Tokyo Yakult Swallows 144 60 81 3 .426 21
Pacific League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 144 78 60 6 .565
Orix Buffaloes 144 80 62 2 .563
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 144 73 68 3 .518 6.5
Chiba Lotte Marines 144 66 76 2 .465 14.0
Saitama Seibu Lions 144 63 77 4 .450 16.0
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 144 64 80 0 .444 17.0

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 1  
  2 Hanshin Tigers 1     2 Hanshin Tigers 4    
  3 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 0         CL2 Hanshin Tigers 1
      PL1 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4
  Pacific League     1 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4    
  2 Orix Buffaloes 1     3 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 3  
  3 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 2  

First stageEdit

The regular season league champions, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (PL) and the Yomiuri Giants (CL), received byes to the championship round.

Central LeagueEdit

Hanshin Tigers (1) vs. Hiroshima Toyo Carp (0)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 11 Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 0, Hanshin Tigers – 1 Koshien Stadium 2:52 46,721[1] 
2 October 12 Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 0, Hanshin Tigers – 0 Koshien Stadium 3:35 46,815[2]

Pacific LeagueEdit

Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (2) vs. Orix Buffaloes (1)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 11 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 6, Orix Buffaloes – 3 Kyocera Dome 4:01 35,889[3] 
2 October 12 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 4, Orix Buffaloes – 6 Kyocera Dome 3:32 36,012[4] 
3 October 14* Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 2, Orix Buffaloes – 1 Kyocera Dome 4:17 32,588[5]

* Postponed from October 13 due to Typhoon Vongfong[6]

Final stageEdit

The regular season league champions, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (PL) and the Yomiuri Giants (CL), received a one-game advantage.

Central LeagueEdit

Hanshin Tigers (4) vs. Yomiuri Giants (1)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 15 Hanshin Tigers – 4, Yomiuri Giants – 1 Tokyo Dome 2:59 44,871[7] 
2 October 16 Hanshin Tigers – 5, Yomiuri Giants – 2 Tokyo Dome 3:19 44,728[8] 
3 October 17 Hanshin Tigers – 4, Yomiuri Giants – 2 Tokyo Dome 3:44 46,025[9] 
4 October 18 Hanshin Tigers – 8, Yomiuri Giants – 4 Tokyo Dome 3:42 46,311[10]

Pacific LeagueEdit

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (4) vs. Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (3)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 15 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 2, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 3 Fukuoka Dome 3:19 28,087[11] 
2 October 16 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 5, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 1 Fukuoka Dome 3:30 29,775[12] 
3 October 17 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 12, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 4 Fukuoka Dome 3:13 31,176[13] 
4 October 18 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 2, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 5 Fukuoka Dome 4:20 31,647[14] 
5 October 19 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 6, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 4 Fukuoka Dome 4:26 34,070[15] 
6 October 20 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 1, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 4 Fukuoka Dome 3:24 38,561[16]

Japan SeriesEdit

League leadersEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Pacific LeagueEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Sunday, October 12, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "Saturday, October 11, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "Sunday, October 12, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Tuesday, October 14, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  6. ^ "Monday, October 13, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  7. ^ "Wednesday, October 15, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  8. ^ "Thursday, October 16, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  9. ^ "Friday, October 17, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  10. ^ "Saturday, October 18, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  11. ^ "Wednesday, October 15, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  12. ^ "Thursday, October 16, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  13. ^ "Friday, October 17, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  14. ^ "Saturday, October 18, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  15. ^ "Sunday, October 19, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  16. ^ "Monday, October 20, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 24, 2014.