Name
Nippon Baseball League

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Established
1950 (71 years old)

First Recorded Event
2015-03-27

Current Season
2021

API Football ID
2

Sport
Baseball

Location
Japan

Gender
Male

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

Latest Results
16 Jun 21 Hiroshima Toyo  1 - 8  Hokkaido Nippon
15 Jun 21 Hiroshima Toyo  P - P  Saitama Seibu L
14 Jun 21 Hiroshima Toyo  P - P  Saitama Seibu L
13 Jun 21 Hokkaido Nippon 1 - 4  Yokohama DeNA B
13 Jun 21 Chiba Lotte Mar 5 - 4  Yomiuri Giants
13 Jun 21 Fukuoka SoftBan 4 - 6  Tokyo Yakult Sw
13 Jun 21 Saitama Seibu L 4 - 3  Chunichi Dragon
13 Jun 21 Tohoku Rakuten  5 - 6  Hanshin Tigers
13 Jun 21 Orix Buffaloes 9 - 8  Hiroshima Toyo
12 Jun 21 Fukuoka SoftBan 2 - 4  Tokyo Yakult Sw

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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 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

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Teams

Chiba Lotte Mar
-4

Chunichi Dragon
-11

Fukuoka SoftBan
-11

Hanshin Tigers
-10

Hiroshima Toyo
-11

Hokkaido Nippon
-11

Orix Buffaloes
-11

Saitama Seibu L
-11

Tohoku Rakuten
-11

Tokyo Yakult Sw
-11

Yokohama DeNA B
-11

Yomiuri Giants
-10

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(- 4) Missing 4 Players: Data and Artwork
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