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2019 Nippon Professional Baseball season

The 2019 Nippon Professional Baseball season began on March 29.[1] It is the 70th season since Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) was reorganized in 1950. There are 12 teams NPB, split evenly between the Central League and Pacific League. The 2019 NPB season is 143 games long; teams in each league will play 125 games against each other and 18 interleague games.[2] The regular season is scheduled to end on September 24, except for any make-up games scheduled after it. The top three teams in each league proceed to the Climax Series, NPB's postseason system.

2019 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationMarch 29 – TBD
Number of games143
Number of teams12
NPB seasons
2020 →

Regular season standingsEdit

After games played on May 24.

Central League regular season standings[3]
Pos Team G W L T Pct. GB Home Road
1 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 46 27 18 1 .600 - 16–8–1 11–10–0
2 Yomiuri Giants 44 24 19 1 .558 2.0 11–11–0 13–8–1
3 Hanshin Tigers 48 25 21 2 .543 2.5 13–14–0 12–7–2
4 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 48 21 25 2 .457 6.5 9–11–2 12–14–0
5 Chunichi Dragons 45 20 25 0 .444 7.0 11–11–0 9–14–0
6 Yokohama DeNA BayStars 45 18 27 0 .400 9.0 9–11–0 9–16–0
Pacific League regular season standings[4]
Pos Team G W L T Pct. GB Home Road
1 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 46 25 19 2 .568 16–9–1 9–10–1
2 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 46 24 21 1 .533 1.5 12–8–0 12–13–1
3 Saitama Seibu Lions 45 23 21 1 .523 2.0 12–10–0 11–11–1
4 Chiba Lotte Marines 44 21 22 1 .488 3.5 10–11–1 11–11–0
5 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 46 21 23 2 .477 4.0 13–9–1 8–14–1
6 Orix Buffaloes 45 17 25 3 .405 6.0 11–10–2 6–15–1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "[6/7/2018] 2019 NPB season to begin on March 29". YakyuDB. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "2019 NPB Pacific League Schedule". YakyuDB. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  3. ^ 一般社団法人日本野球機構. "2019 Central League Standings". Npb.jp. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  4. ^ 一般社団法人日本野球機構. "2019 Pacific League Standings". Npb.jp. Retrieved May 10, 2019.