2014 Nippon Professional Baseball season

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2014 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationMarch 28 – October 30, 2014
Central League Pennant
League championsYomiuri Giants
  Runners-upHanshin Tigers
Pacific League Pennant
League championsFukuoka SoftBank Hawks
  Runners-upOrix Buffaloes
Climax Series
CL championsHanshin Tigers
  CL runners-upYomiuri Giants
PL championsFukuoka SoftBank Hawks
  PL runners-upHokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
Japan Series
ChampionsFukuoka SoftBank Hawks
  Runners-upHanshin Tigers
Finals MVPSeiichi Uchikawa (SOF)
NPB seasons

The 2014 Nippon Professional Baseball season is the 65th season since the NPB was reorganized in 1950.

Regular season standings[edit]

Central League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Yomiuri Giants 144 82 61 1 .573
Hanshin Tigers 144 75 68 1 .524 7
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 144 74 68 2 .521 7.5
Chunichi Dragons 144 67 73 4 .479 13.5
Yokohama DeNA BayStars 144 67 75 2 .472 14.5
Tokyo Yakult Swallows 144 60 81 3 .426 21
Pacific League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 144 78 60 6 .565
Orix Buffaloes 144 80 62 2 .563
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 144 73 68 3 .518 6.5
Chiba Lotte Marines 144 66 76 2 .465 14.0
Saitama Seibu Lions 144 63 77 4 .450 16.0
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 144 64 80 0 .444 17.0

Climax Series[edit]

Note: All of the games that are played in the first two rounds of the Climax Series are held at the higher seed's home stadium. The team with the higher regular-season standing also advances if the round ends in a tie.

  First Stage     Final Stage     Japan Series
                           
  Central League     1 Yomiuri Giants 1  
  2 Hanshin Tigers 1     2 Hanshin Tigers 4    
  3 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 0         CL2 Hanshin Tigers 1
      PL1 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4
  Pacific League     1 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4    
  2 Orix Buffaloes 1     3 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 3  
  3 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 2  

First stage[edit]

The regular season league champions, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (PL) and the Yomiuri Giants (CL), received byes to the championship round.

Central League[edit]

Hanshin Tigers (1) vs. Hiroshima Toyo Carp (0)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 11 Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 0, Hanshin Tigers – 1 Koshien Stadium 2:52 46,721[1] 
2 October 12 Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 0, Hanshin Tigers – 0 Koshien Stadium 3:35 46,815[2]

Pacific League[edit]

Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (2) vs. Orix Buffaloes (1)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 11 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 6, Orix Buffaloes – 3 Kyocera Dome 4:01 35,889[3] 
2 October 12 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 4, Orix Buffaloes – 6 Kyocera Dome 3:32 36,012[4] 
3 October 14* Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 2, Orix Buffaloes – 1 Kyocera Dome 4:17 32,588[5]

* Postponed from October 13 due to Typhoon Vongfong[6]

Final stage[edit]

The regular season league champions, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (PL) and the Yomiuri Giants (CL), received a one-game advantage.

Central League[edit]

Hanshin Tigers (4) vs. Yomiuri Giants (1)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 15 Hanshin Tigers – 4, Yomiuri Giants – 1 Tokyo Dome 2:59 44,871[7] 
2 October 16 Hanshin Tigers – 5, Yomiuri Giants – 2 Tokyo Dome 3:19 44,728[8] 
3 October 17 Hanshin Tigers – 4, Yomiuri Giants – 2 Tokyo Dome 3:44 46,025[9] 
4 October 18 Hanshin Tigers – 8, Yomiuri Giants – 4 Tokyo Dome 3:42 46,311[10]

Pacific League[edit]

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (4) vs. Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (3)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 15 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 2, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 3 Fukuoka Dome 3:19 28,087[11] 
2 October 16 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 5, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 1 Fukuoka Dome 3:30 29,775[12] 
3 October 17 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 12, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 4 Fukuoka Dome 3:13 31,176[13] 
4 October 18 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 2, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 5 Fukuoka Dome 4:20 31,647[14] 
5 October 19 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 6, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 4 Fukuoka Dome 4:26 34,070[15] 
6 October 20 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 1, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 4 Fukuoka Dome 3:24 38,561[16]

Japan Series[edit]

League leaders[edit]

Central League[edit]

Pacific League[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Sunday, October 12, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
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  4. ^ "Sunday, October 12, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Tuesday, October 14, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
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  13. ^ "Friday, October 17, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  14. ^ "Saturday, October 18, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  15. ^ "Sunday, October 19, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  16. ^ "Monday, October 20, 2014". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 24, 2014.