2009 Nippon Professional Baseball season

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

2009 NPB season
LeagueNippon Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 3 – November 7, 2009
Regular Season
Season MVPCL:Alex Ramírez (YOM)
PL:Yu Darvish (NIP)
League Postseason
CL championsYomiuri Giants
  CL runners-upChunichi Dragons
PL championsHokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
  PL runners-upTohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
Japan Series
ChampionsYomiuri Giants
  Runners-upHokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
Finals MVPShinnosuke Abe (YOM)
NPB seasons

Regular season standingsEdit

Central LeagueEdit

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 LeagueEdit

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 SeriesEdit

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 4  
  2 Chunichi Dragons 2     2 Chunichi Dragons 1    
  3 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1         CL1 Yomiuri Giants 4
      PL1 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 2
  Pacific League     1 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 4    
  2 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2     2 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1  
  3 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 0  

Central League First StageEdit

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 StageEdit

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 StageEdit

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 StageEdit

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 SeriesEdit

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

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