2017 Nippon Professional Baseball season

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2017 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationMarch 31 – November 4, 2017
Number of games143
Number of teams12
Central League Pennant
League championsHiroshima Toyo Carp
  Runners-upHanshin Tigers
Season MVPYoshihiro Maru
Pacific League Pennant
League championsFukuoka SoftBank Hawks
  Runners-upSaitama Seibu Lions
Season MVPDennis Sarfate
Climax Series
CL championsYokohama DeNA BayStars
  CL runners-upHiroshima Toyo Carp
PL championsFukuoka SoftBank Hawks
  PL runners-upTohoku Golden Eagles
Japan Series
ChampionsFukuoka SoftBank Hawks
  Runners-upYokohama DeNA BayStars
Finals MVPDennis Sarfate (SoftBank)
NPB seasons

The 2017 Nippon Professional Baseball season is the 68th season since the NPB was reorganized in 1950.

Regular season standings[edit]

Central League regular season standings[1]
Pos Team G W L T Pct. GB Home Road
1 xHiroshima Toyo Carp 143 88 51 4 .633 50–20–1 38–31–3
2 yHanshin Tigers 143 78 61 4 .561 10.0 41–29–2 37–32–2
3 yYokohama DeNA BayStars 143 73 65 5 .529 14.5 38–29–4 35–36–1
4 Yomiuri Giants 143 72 68 3 .514 16.5 38–33–0 34–35–3
5 Chunichi Dragons 143 59 79 5 .428 28.5 37–32–3 22–47–2
6 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 143 45 96 2 .319 44.0 30–40–2 15–56–0
Pacific League regular season standings[2]
Pos Team G W L T Pct. GB Home Road
1 xFukuoka SoftBank Hawks 143 94 49 0 .657 52–20–0 42–29–0
2 ySaitama Seibu Lions 143 79 61 3 .564 13.5 44–27–1 35–34–2
3 yTohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 143 77 63 3 .550 15.5 39–30–2 38–33–1
4 Orix Buffaloes 143 63 79 1 .444 30.5 34–37–0 29–42–1
5 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 143 60 83 0 .420 34.0 36–36–0 24–47–0
6 Chiba Lotte Marines 143 54 87 2 .383 39.0 28–42–1 26–45–1

x – clinched league pennant and Final Stage Climax Series berth
y – clinched First Stage Climax Series berth

Climax Series[edit]

  First Stage     Final Stage     Japan Series
                           
  Central League     1 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2  
  2 Hanshin Tigers 1     3 Yokohama DeNA BayStars 4    
  3 Yokohama DeNA BayStars 2         CL3 Yokohama DeNA BayStars 2
      PL1 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4
  Pacific League     1 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4    
  2 Saitama Seibu Lions 1     3 Tohoku Golden Eagles 2  
  3 Tohoku Golden Eagles 2  

First stage[edit]

Central League[edit]

Hanshin Tigers (1) vs. Yokohama DeNA BayStars (2)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 14 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 0, Hanshin Tigers – 2 Koshien Stadium 2:52 46,748 
2 October 15 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 13, Hanshin Tigers – 6 Koshien Stadium 4:35 46,761 
3 October 17 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 6, Hanshin Tigers – 1 Koshien Stadium 3:10 46,319

Pacific League[edit]

Saitama Lions (1) vs. Tohoku Golden Eagles (2)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 14 Tohoku Golden Eagles – 0, Saitama Lions – 10 Seibu Prince Dome 3:00 32,547 
2 October 15 Tohoku Golden Eagles – 4, Saitama Lions – 1 Seibu Prince Dome 3:12 32,508 
3 October 16 Tohoku Golden Eagles – 5, Saitama Lions – 2 Seibu Prince Dome 3:26 31,755

Final stage[edit]

Central League[edit]

Hiroshima Carp (2) vs. Yokohama DeNA BayStars (4)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 18 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 0, Hiroshima Carp – 3 (5) Mazda Stadium 2:13 30,810 
2 October 19 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 6, Hiroshima Carp – 2 Mazda Stadium 3:40 31,165 
3 October 20 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 1, Hiroshima Carp – 0 Mazda Stadium 3:23 31,279 
4 October 23 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 4, Hiroshima Carp – 3 Mazda Stadium 3:26 31,311 
5 October 24 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 9, Hiroshima Carp – 3 Mazda Stadium 3:39 31,230

Pacific League[edit]

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (4) vs. Tohoku Golden Eagles (2)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 18 Tohoku Golden Eagles – 3, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 2 Fukuoka Dome 3:05 35,125 
2 October 19 Tohoku Golden Eagles – 2, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 1 Fukuoka Dome 3:31 36,380 
3 October 20 Tohoku Golden Eagles – 5, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 7 Fukuoka Dome 3:16 35,333 
4 October 21 Tohoku Golden Eagles – 3, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 4 Fukuoka Dome 3:21 37,455 
5 October 22 Tohoku Golden Eagles – 0, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 7 Fukuoka Dome 2:41 35,387

Japan Series[edit]

Yokohama DeNA BayStars (2) vs. Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (4)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 28 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 1, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 10 Fukuoka Dome 3:13 36,183 
2 October 29 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 3, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 4 Fukuoka Dome 3:56 36,082 
3 October 31 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 3, Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 2 Yokohama Stadium 3:53 27,153 
4 November 1 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 0, Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 6 Yokohama Stadium 3:02 27,162 
5 November 2 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 4, Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 5 Yokohama Stadium 3:35 27,180 
6 November 4 Yokohama DeNA BayStars – 3, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 4 Fukuoka Dome 4:22 36,118

League leaders[edit]

Central League[edit]

Pacific League[edit]

See also[edit]


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