Name
Nippon Baseball League

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Established
1950 (72 years old)

First Recorded Event
2008-03-20

Current Season
2022

API Football ID
2

Sport
Baseball

Location
Japan

Gender
Male

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TV Rights
US - Next Level Sports [2021]

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Upcoming Events
19 May 22 Tokyo Yakult Sw  - Hanshin Tigers
19 May 22 Yomiuri Giants  - Hiroshima Toyo
19 May 22 Chiba Lotte Mar  - Tohoku Rakuten
20 May 22 Hanshin Tigers  - Yomiuri Giants
20 May 22 Hiroshima Toyo   - Chunichi Dragon
20 May 22 Yokohama DeNA B  - Tokyo Yakult Sw
20 May 22 Hokkaido Nippon  - Saitama Seibu L
20 May 22 Tohoku Rakuten   - Orix Buffaloes
20 May 22 Fukuoka SoftBan  - Chiba Lotte Mar
21 May 22 Hanshin Tigers  - Yomiuri Giants

Latest Results
18 May 22 Saitama Seibu L 2 - 3  Fukuoka SoftBan
18 May 22 Orix Buffaloes 4 - 11  Hokkaido Nippon
18 May 22 Chiba Lotte Mar 1 - 0  Tohoku Rakuten
18 May 22 Chunichi Dragon 6 - 7  Yokohama DeNA B
18 May 22 Tokyo Yakult Sw 1 - 8  Hanshin Tigers
18 May 22 Yomiuri Giants 4 - 2  Hiroshima Toyo
17 May 22 Saitama Seibu L 1 - 5  Fukuoka SoftBan
17 May 22 Orix Buffaloes 3 - 0  Hokkaido Nippon
17 May 22 Chiba Lotte Mar 6 - 3  Tohoku Rakuten
17 May 22 Yomiuri Giants 3 - 2  Hiroshima Toyo

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Nippon Professional Baseball (日本野球機構, Nippon Yakyū Kikō) or NPB is the highest level of baseball in Japan. Locally, it is often called Puro Yakyū (プロ野球), meaning Professional Baseball. Outside Japan, it is often just referred to as "Japanese baseball". The roots of the league can be traced back to the formation of the "Greater Japan Tokyo Baseball Club" (大日本東京野球倶楽部, Dai-Nippon Tōkyō Yakyū Kurabu) in Tokyo, founded in 1934, and the original circuit for the sport in the Empire two years later – Japanese Baseball League (1936–1949), and continued to play even through the final years of World War II.

The league that is today's NPB for Japan was formed when that sports organization reorganized in 1950, creating two leagues with six teams each in the Central League and the Pacific League with an annual season-ending Japan Series championship play-off series of games starting that year for the JPB along the lines of the American World Series tournament (held since 1903).

Seasons

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Teams

Chiba Lotte Marin

Chunichi Dragons

Fukuoka SoftBank

Hanshin Tigers

Hiroshima Toyo Ca

Hokkaido Nippon-H

Orix Buffaloes

Saitama Seibu Lio

Tohoku Rakuten Go

Tokyo Yakult Swal

Yokohama DeNA Bay

Yomiuri Giants

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