2003 Nippon Professional Baseball season

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This article is about the 2003 Nippon Professional Baseball season only. For information on all of baseball, see 2003 in baseball.
2003 NPB season
League Nippon Professional Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration March 28, 2003 – October 27, 2003
Regular Season
Season MVP CL: Kei Igawa (HAN)
PL: Kenji Johjima (DAI)
League Postseason
CL champions Hanshin Tigers
  CL runners-up Chunichi Dragons
PL champions Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
  PL runners-up Seibu Lions
Japan Series
Japan Series champions Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
  Runners-up Hanshin Tigers
Japan Series MVP Toshiya Sugiuchi (DAI)
NPB seasons

The 2003 Nippon Professional Baseball season ended with the Daiei Hawks defeating the Hanshin Tigers in the 2003 Japan Series 4 games to 3.

Standings[edit]

Central League[edit]

Central League G W L T Pct. GB
Hanshin Tigers 140 87 51 2 0.629 --
Chunichi Dragons 140 73 66 1 0.525 14.5
Yomiuri Giants 140 71 66 3 0.518 15.5
Yakult Swallows 140 71 66 3 0.518 15.5
Hiroshima Carp 140 67 71 2 0.486 20.0
Yokohama BayStars 140 45 94 1 0.325 42.5

Pacific League[edit]

Pacific League G W L T Pct. GB
Daiei Hawks 140 82 55 3 0.596 --
Seibu Lions 140 77 61 2 0.557 5.5
Kintetsu Buffaloes 140 74 64 2 0.536 8.5
Chiba Lotte Marines 140 68 69 3 0.496 14.0
Nippon Ham Fighters 140 62 74 4 0.457 19.5
Orix BlueWave 140 48 88 4 0.357 33.5

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