On Sunday, the MLB season ended with all 30 teams in action, wrapping up the year in a nice and tidy 15-game bow as focus shifts to the playoffs.

Sunday in Japan marked the final day all 12 NPB teams took the field on the same day in 2017. It was not, however, the final day of the season.

Well, it was for the Hiroshima Carp. But the Yomiuri Giants and Tokyo Yakult Swallows finish Tuesday; the Yokohama BayStars wrap up on Wednesday; the Seibu Lions on Thursday; the Chunichi Dragons and Hanshin Tigers are done Friday; the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Sunday; the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters and Orix Buffaloes on Monday; and, finally, the Chiba Lotte Marines and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Tuesday night in Kobo Stadium Miyagi.