Orix, the leader in professional baseball and the Pacific League, won the championship for the first time in 25 years since 1996 because Lotte, who was second in the league, lost to Rakuten on the night of the 27th.

ORIX has won the championship for the 13th time, including its predecessor, Hankyu.

Orix was at the bottom for two consecutive years until last season, but under the supervision of Satoshi Nakajima in his first year in office, pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto in his fifth year left overwhelming results such as 18 wins at the top of both leagues, and Yoshida, the main player. Masataka and Yutaro Sugimoto pulled the line.