The Softbank Hawks blanked the Hiroshima Carp, 2-0, tonight and won the 2018 Nippon Series.
- MVP – Takuya Kai (Softbank)
- Excellent Player – Yuito Mori (Softbank)
- Excellent Player – Yuki Yanagita (Softbank)
- Excellent Player – Akira Nakamura (Softbank)
- Fighting Spirit – Seiya Suzuki (Hiroshima)
- The Hiroshima Carp failed to win their first Nippon Series since 1984.
- The Central League has not won a Nippon Series since the Yomiuri Giants beat the Nippon Ham Fighters in 2012.
- The Softbank Hawks have won four of the last five Nippon Series.
- The Hawks have recorded a Nippon Series against all six Central League teams.
- Yomiuri (1959), Hanshin (1964, 2003, 2014), Chunichi (1999, 2011), Yakult (2015), Yokohama (2017).
- Kimiyasu Kudo was tossed into the air fifteen times.
- Kudo has been on fourteen Nippon Series winning teams, eleven times as a player and three times as a manager.
- Player: eight with Seibu, one with Daiei, two with Yomiuri
- Manager: three with Softbank
- Yuki Yanagita was tossed into the air seven times.
- Yuito Mori was tossed into the air five times.
- Takuya Kai set a Nippon Series record by throwing out six consecutive base-runners.
Softbank Hawks Nippon Series History
- Appearances: 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1973, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
- Championships: 1959, 1964, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
Source: Daily Sports 11/3/2018