2009 Nippon Professional Baseball season

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2009 NPB season
League Nippon Professional Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 3, 2009 – November 7, 2009
Regular Season
Season MVP CL:Alex Ramírez (YOM)
PL:Yu Darvish (NIP)
League Postseason
CL champions Yomiuri Giants
  CL runners-up Chunichi Dragons
PL champions Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
  PL runners-up Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
Japan Series
Champions Yomiuri Giants
  Runners-up Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
Japan Series MVP Shinnosuke Abe (YOM)
NPB seasons

The 2009 Nippon Professional Baseball season is the 60th season since the NPB was reorganized in 1950

Regular season standings[edit]

Central League[edit]

Central League
G W L T Win% GB
Yomiuri Giants 144 89 46 9 .659
Chunichi Dragons 144 81 62 1 .566 12
Tokyo Yakult Swallows 144 71 72 1 .497 22
Hanshin Tigers 144 67 73 4 .479 24½
Hiroshima Carp 144 65 75 4 .464 26½
Yokohama BayStars 144 51 93 0 .354 42½

Pacific League[edit]

Pacific League
G W L T Win% GB
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 144 82 60 2 .577
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 144 77 66 1 .538
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 144 74 65 5 .532
Saitama Seibu Lions 144 70 70 4 .500 11
Chiba Lotte Marines 144 62 77 5 .446 18½
Orix Buffaloes 144 56 86 2 .394 26


Climax Series[edit]

Central League First Stage[edit]

Chunichi Dragons win the series, 2-1

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Chunichi Dragons 2 - 3 Tokyo Yakult Swallows October 17 Nagoya Dome 38,391
2 Chunichi Dragons 3 - 2 Tokyo Yakult Swallows October 18 Nagoya Dome 38,171
3 Chunichi Dragons 7 - 4 Tokyo Yakult Swallows October 19 Nagoya Dome 32,897

Central League Second Stage[edit]

Yomiuri Giants have one-win advantage

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Yomiuri Giants 2 - 7 Chunichi Dragons October 21 Tokyo Dome 41,259
2 Yomiuri Giants 6 - 4 Chunichi Dragons October 22 Tokyo Dome 40,452
3 Yomiuri Giants 5 - 4 Chunichi Dragons October 23 Tokyo Dome 45,409
4 Yomiuri Giants 8 - 2 Chunichi Dragons October 24 Tokyo Dome 46,535

Yomiuri Giants win the series, 4-1

Pacific League First Stage[edit]

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles win the series, 2-0

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 11 - 4 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks October 16 Miyagi Baseball Stadium 21,303
2 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4 - 1 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks October 17 Miyagi Baseball Stadium 21,388

Pacific League Second Stage[edit]

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters have one-win advantage

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 9 - 8 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles October 21 Sapporo Dome 38,235
2 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 - 1 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles October 22 Sapporo Dome 32,713
3 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 - 3 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles October 23 Sapporo Dome 42,328
4 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 9 - 4 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles October 24 Sapporo Dome 42,328

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters win the series, 4-1

Japan Series[edit]

Main article: 2009 Japan Series

CL Yomiuri Giants (4) vs. PL Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (2)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 31 Yomiuri Giants 4 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 3 Sapporo Dome 3:18 40,650
2 November 1 Yomiuri Giants 2 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 4 Sapporo Dome 2:52 40,718 
3 November 3 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 4 Yomiuri Giants 7 Tokyo Dome 3:11 45,150 
4 November 4 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 8 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Dome 3:38 45,133 
5 November 5 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 2 Yomiuri Giants 3 Tokyo Dome 2:57 45,160 
6 November 7 Yomiuri Giants 2 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 0 Sapporo Dome 3:02 40,714

Yomiuri Giants win the Japan Series 4-2

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