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2017 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 2017 Nippon Professional Baseball season is the 68th season since the NPB was reorganized in 1950.

2017 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationMarch 31 – November 4, 2017
Number of games143
Number of teams12
Central League Pennant
League championsHiroshima Toyo Carp
  Runners-upHanshin Tigers
Season MVPYoshihiro Maru
Pacific League Pennant
League championsFukuoka SoftBank Hawks
  Runners-upSaitama Seibu Lions
Season MVPDennis Sarfate
Climax Series
CL championsYokohama DeNA BayStars
  CL runners-upHiroshima Toyo Carp
PL championsFukuoka SoftBank Hawks
  PL runners-upTohoku Golden Eagles
Japan Series
ChampionsFukuoka SoftBank Hawks
  Runners-upYokohama DeNA BayStars
Finals MVPDennis Sarfate (SoftBank)
NPB seasons

Contents

Regular season standingsEdit

Central League regular season standings[1]
Pos Team G W L T Pct. GB Home Road
1 xHiroshima Toyo Carp 143 88 51 4 .633 50–20–1 38–31–3
2 yHanshin Tigers 143 78 61 4 .561 10.0 41–29–2 37–32–2
3 yYokohama DeNA BayStars 143 73 65 5 .529 14.5 38–29–4 35–36–1
4 Yomiuri Giants 143 72 68 3 .514 16.5 38–33–0 34–35–3
5 Chunichi Dragons 143 59 79 5 .428 28.5 37–32–3 22–47–2
6 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 143 45 96 2 .319 44.0 30–40–2 15–56–0
Pacific League regular season standings[2]
Pos Team G W L T Pct. GB Home Road
1 xFukuoka SoftBank Hawks 143 94 49 0 .657 52–20–0 42–29–0
2 ySaitama Seibu Lions 143 79 61 3 .564 13.5 44–27–1 35–34–2
3 yTohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 143 77 63 3 .550 15.5 39–30–2 38–33–1
4 Orix Buffaloes 143 63 79 1 .444 30.5 34–37–0 29–42–1
5 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 143 60 83 0 .420 34.0 36–36–0 24–47–0
6 Chiba Lotte Marines 143 54 87 2 .383 39.0 28–42–1 26–45–1

x – clinched league pennant and Final Stage Climax Series berth
y – clinched First Stage Climax Series berth

Climax SeriesEdit

  First Stage     Final Stage     Japan Series
                           
  Central League     1 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2  
  2 Hanshin Tigers 1     3 Yokohama DeNA BayStars 4    
  3 Yokohama DeNA BayStars 2         CL3 Yokohama DeNA BayStars 2
      PL1 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4
  Pacific League     1 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4    
  2 Saitama Seibu Lions 1     3 Tohoku Golden Eagles 2  
  3 Tohoku Golden Eagles 2  

First stageEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Hanshin Tigers (1) vs. Yokohama DeNA BayStars (2)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 14 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 0, Hanshin Tigers – 2 Koshien Stadium 2:52 46,748 
2 October 15 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 13, Hanshin Tigers – 6 Koshien Stadium 4:35 46,761 
3 October 17 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 6, Hanshin Tigers – 1 Koshien Stadium 3:10 46,319

Pacific LeagueEdit

Saitama Lions (1) vs. Tohoku Golden Eagles (2)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 14 Tohoku Golden Eagles – 0, Saitama Lions – 10 Seibu Prince Dome 3:00 32,547 
2 October 15 Tohoku Golden Eagles – 4, Saitama Lions – 1 Seibu Prince Dome 3:12 32,508 
3 October 16 Tohoku Golden Eagles – 5, Saitama Lions – 2 Seibu Prince Dome 3:26 31,755

Final stageEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Hiroshima Carp (2) vs. Yokohama DeNA BayStars (4)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 18 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 0, Hiroshima Carp – 3 (5) Mazda Stadium 2:13 30,810 
2 October 19 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 6, Hiroshima Carp – 2 Mazda Stadium 3:40 31,165 
3 October 20 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 1, Hiroshima Carp – 0 Mazda Stadium 3:23 31,279 
4 October 23 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 4, Hiroshima Carp – 3 Mazda Stadium 3:26 31,311 
5 October 24 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 9, Hiroshima Carp – 3 Mazda Stadium 3:39 31,230

Pacific LeagueEdit

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (4) vs. Tohoku Golden Eagles (2)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 18 Tohoku Golden Eagles – 3, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 2 Fukuoka Dome 3:05 35,125 
2 October 19 Tohoku Golden Eagles – 2, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 1 Fukuoka Dome 3:31 36,380 
3 October 20 Tohoku Golden Eagles – 5, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 7 Fukuoka Dome 3:16 35,333 
4 October 21 Tohoku Golden Eagles – 3, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 4 Fukuoka Dome 3:21 37,455 
5 October 22 Tohoku Golden Eagles – 0, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 7 Fukuoka Dome 2:41 35,387

Japan SeriesEdit

Yokohama DeNA BayStars (2) vs. Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (4)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 28 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 1, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 10 Fukuoka Dome 3:13 36,183 
2 October 29 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 3, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 4 Fukuoka Dome 3:56 36,082 
3 October 31 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 3, Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 2 Yokohama Stadium 3:53 27,153 
4 November 1 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 0, Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 6 Yokohama Stadium 3:02 27,162 
5 November 2 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 4, Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 5 Yokohama Stadium 3:35 27,180 
6 November 4 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 3, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 4 Fukuoka Dome 4:22 36,118

League leadersEdit

Central LeagueEdit

Pacific LeagueEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit