Nippon Ham Fighters
...The Fighters announced on Sunday that Jason Botts (INF) and Ryan Wing (P) will not be returning to the team next season.
...Tadashi Settsu re-established the team high for most appearances by a pitcher in a season when he took the mound for the 70th time this season. He fell short of the NPB record for most appearances by a rookie in a season by 1 game.
...Hitoshi Tamura earned his international FA option on the 11th after 9 years of active service.
...The Pacific League saw a total increase in attendance of about 1.6% over last year's numbers.
9,707,451 total fans watched their teams play at the ball park for an average of 22,471 per game.
|Nippon Ham Fighters||1,992,172|
|Chiba Lotte Marines||1,465,189|
The average Pacific League game also ended up lasting 3h 8m.