2005 Nippon Professional Baseball season

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2005 NPB season
League Nippon Professional Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration March 26, 2005 – October 26, 2005
Regular Season
Season MVP CL: Tomoaki Kanemoto (HAN)
PL: Toshiya Sugiuchi (SFT)
League Postseason
CL champions Hanshin Tigers
  CL runners-up Chunichi Dragons
PL champions Chiba Lotte Marines
  PL runners-up Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Japan Series
Japan Series champions Chiba Lotte Marines
  Runners-up Hanshin Tigers
Japan Series MVP Toshiaki Imae (LOT)
NPB seasons

In 2005 the Nippon Professional Baseball season ended with the Chiba Lotte Marines of the Pacific League defeating the Hanshin Tigers of the Central League in a four game sweep in the Nippon Series.

Format[edit]

Central League[edit]

  • Season Format
    • Regular Season
  • Regular Season 1st place is the champion

Pacific League[edit]

  • Season Format
    • Regular Season
    • Playoff 1st Stage: Regular Season 2nd place vs. Regular Season 3rd place – Best of 3
    • Playoff 2nd Stage: Regular Season 1st place vs. Playoff 1st Stage winner – Best of 5
  • Playoff 2nd Stage winner is the champion

Japan Series[edit]

  • Central League champion vs. Pacific League champion – Best of 7

Standings[edit]

Central League[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Central League G W L T Pct. GB
Hanshin Tigers 146 87 54 5 0.617 -—
Chunichi Dragons 146 79 66 1 0.545 10.0
Yokohama BayStars 146 69 70 7 0.496 16.5
Yakult Swallows 146 71 73 2 0.493 18.0
Yomiuri Giants 146 62 80 4 0.437 25.0
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 146 58 84 4 0.408 29.0

Pacific League[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Pacific League G W L T Pct. GB
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 136 89 45 2 0.664
Chiba Lotte Marines 136 84 49 3 0.632 4.5
Seibu Lions 136 67 69 0 0.493 23.0
Orix Buffaloes 136 62 70 4 0.470 26.0
Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 136 62 71 3 0.466 26.5
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 136 38 97 1 0.281 51.5

Playoff 1st Stage[edit]

Chiba Lotte Marines win the series, 2–0

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Seibu Lions – 1, Chiba Lotte Marines – 2 October 8 Chiba Marine Stadium 28,979[1]
2 Seibu Lions – 1, Chiba Lotte Marines – 3 October 9 Chiba Marine Stadium 28,996[2]

Playoff 2nd Stage[edit]

Chiba Lotte Marines win the series, 3–2

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Chiba Lotte Marines – 4, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 2 October 12 Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome 31,848[3]
2 Chiba Lotte Marines – 3, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 2 October 13 Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome 31,696[4]
3 Chiba Lotte Marines – 4, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 5 (10 innings) October 15 Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome 34,757[5]
4 Chiba Lotte Marines – 2, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 3 October 16 Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome 34,772[6]
5 Chiba Lotte Marines – 3, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 2 October 17 Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome 35,071[7]

Leaders[edit]

Batting[edit]

Pitching[edit]

Japan Series[edit]

Awards[edit]

Best Nine Awards[edit]

Central League

Position Player Team
P Hiroki Kuroda Hiroshima Toyo Carp
C Akihiro Yano Hanshin Tigers
1B Takahiro Arai Hiroshima Toyo Carp
2B Masahiro Araki Chunichi Dragons
3B Hirokazu Ibata Chunichi Dragons
SS Makoto Imaoka Hanshin Tigers
OF Norihiro Akahoshi Hanshin Tigers
OF Norichika Aoki Yakult Swallows
OF Tomoaki Kanemoto Hanshin Tigers

Pacific League

Position Player Team
P Toshiya Sugiuchi Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
C Kenji Johjima Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
1B Julio Zuleta Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
2B Koichi Hori Chiba Lotte Marines
3B Tsuyoshi Nishioka Chiba Lotte Marines
SS Toshiaki Imae Chiba Lotte Marines
OF Matt Franco Chiba Lotte Marines
OF Kazuhiko Miyaji Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
OF Kazuhiro Wada Seibu Lions
DH Nobuhiko Matsunaka Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks

Gold Gloves[edit]

Central League

Position Player Team
P Hiroki Kuroda Hiroshima Toyo Carp
C Akihiro Yano Hanshin Tigers
1B Andy Sheets Hanshin Tigers
2B Masahiro Araki Chunichi Dragons
3B Akinori Iwamura Yakult Swallows
SS Hirokazu Ibata Chunichi Dragons
OF Kosuke Fukudome Chunichi Dragons
OF Norihiro Akahoshi Hanshin Tigers
OF Tatsuhiko Kinjou Yokohama BayStars

Pacific League

Position Player Team
P Daisuke Matsuzaka Seibu Lions
C Kenji Johjima Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
1B Kazuya Fukuura Chiba Lotte Marines
2B Tsuyoshi Nishioka Chiba Lotte Marines
3B Toshiaki Imae Chiba Lotte Marines
SS Makoto Kosaka Chiba Lotte Marines
OF Tsuyoshi Shinjo Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
OF Saburo Ohmura Chiba Lotte Marines
OF Naoyuki Ohmura Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks

References[edit]