2019 Nippon Professional Baseball season

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2019 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationMarch 29 – TBD
Number of games143
Number of teams12
NPB seasons
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The 2019 Nippon Professional Baseball season began on March 29.[1] It is the 70th season since Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) was reorganized in 1950. There are 12 teams NPB, split evenly between the Central League and Pacific League. The 2019 NPB season is 143 games long; teams in each league will play 125 games against each other and 18 interleague games.[2] The regular season is scheduled to end on September 24, except for any make-up games scheduled after it. The top three teams in each league proceed to the Climax Series, NPB's postseason system.

Regular season standings[edit]

After games played on September 14.

Central League regular season standings[3]
Pos Team G W L T Pct. GB Home Road
1 Yomiuri Giants 132 72 58 2 .554 - 37–31–0 35–27–2
2 Yokohama DeNA BayStars 134 68 63 3 .519 4.5 42–25–1 26–38–2
3 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 137 69 65 3 .515 5.0 38–28–1 31–37–2
4 Hanshin Tigers 133 61 66 6 .480 9.5 33–31–1 28–35–5
5 Chunichi Dragons 132 62 68 2 .477 10.0 35–29–2 27–39–0
6 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 134 54 78 2 .409 19.0 26–39–2 28-39–0
Pacific League regular season standings[4]
Pos Team G W L T Pct. GB Home Road
1 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 132 72 56 4 .563 - 40–25–3 32–31-1
2 Saitama Seibu Lions 133 74 58 1 .561 0.0 39–28–0 35–30–1
3 Chiba Lotte Marines 135 66 65 4 .504 7.5 35–30–2 31–35–2
4 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 133 64 65 4 .496 8.5 32–32–2 32–33–2
5 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 133 60 68 5 .469 12.0 32–33–3 28–35–2
6 Orix Buffaloes 130 56 68 6 .452 14.0 28–30–4 28–38–2

League leaders[edit]

After games played on September 14.

Central League[edit]

Pacific League[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[6/7/2018] 2019 NPB season to begin on March 29". YakyuDB. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "2019 NPB Pacific League Schedule". YakyuDB. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  3. ^ 一般社団法人日本野球機構. "2019 Central League Standings". Npb.jp. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  4. ^ 一般社団法人日本野球機構. "2019 Pacific League Standings". Npb.jp. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  5. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/eng/2019/stats/bat_c.html
  6. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/eng/2018/stats/pit_c.html
  7. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/eng/2019/stats/bat_p.html
  8. ^ http://npb.jp/bis/eng/2018/stats/pit_p.html