2002 Nippon Professional Baseball season

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This article is about the 2002 Nippon Professional Baseball season only. For information on all of baseball, see 2002 in baseball.
2002 NPB season
League Nippon Professional Baseball
Sport Baseball
Regular Season
Season MVP CL: Hideki Matsui (YOM)
PL: Alex Cabrera (SEI)
League Postseason
CL champions Yomiuri Giants
  CL runners-up Chunichi Dragons
PL champions Seibu Lions
  PL runners-up Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes
Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
Japan Series
Champions Yomiuri Giants
  Runners-up Seibu Lions
Japan Series MVP Tomohiro Nioka (Yomiuri Giants)
NPB seasons

The 2002 Nippon Professional Baseball season ended with the Yomiuri Giants defeating the Seibu Lions in the 2002 Japan Series 4 games to 0.

Standings[edit]

Central League[edit]

Central League G W L T Pct. GB
Yomiuri Giants 140 86 52 2 .623 -
Yakult Swallows 140 74 62 4 .544 11.0
Chunichi Dragons 140 69 66 5 .511 15.5
Hanshin Tigers 140 66 70 4 .485 19.0
Hiroshima Carp 140 64 72 4 .471 21.0
Yokohama BayStars 140 49 86 5 .363 35.5

Pacific League[edit]

Pacific League G W L T Pct. GB
Seibu Lions 140 90 49 1 .647 -
Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes 140 73 65 2 .529 16.5
Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 140 73 65 2 .529 16.5
Chiba Lotte Marines 140 67 72 1 .482 23.0
Nippon Ham Fighters 140 61 76 3 .445 28.0
Orix BlueWave 140 50 87 3 .365 39.0

League leaders[edit]

Central League[edit]

Batting leaders
Stat Player Team Total
Batting Average Kosuke Fukudome Chunichi Dragons .343
Home runs Hideki Matsui Yomiuri Giants 50
Runs batted in Hideki Matsui Yomiuri Giants 107
Hits Takayuki Shimizu Yomiuri Giants 191
Stolen bases Norihiro Akahoshi Hanshin Tigers 26

Pacific League[edit]

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