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
29 Jun 22 Yomiuri Giants 2 - 1 Chunichi Dragon
29 Jun 22 Yokohama DeNA B 4 - 2 Hanshin Tigers
29 Jun 22 Hiroshima Toyo  0 - 2 Tokyo Yakult Sw
29 Jun 22 Saitama Seibu L 3 - 1 Hokkaido Nippon
29 Jun 22 Orix Buffaloes 2 - 1 Tohoku Rakuten
29 Jun 22 Fukuoka SoftBan  - Chiba Lotte Mar
30 Jun 22 Hiroshima Toyo   - Tokyo Yakult Sw
30 Jun 22 Yokohama DeNA B  - Hanshin Tigers
01 Jul 22 Chunichi Dragon  - Hanshin Tigers
01 Jul 22 Hiroshima Toyo   - Yomiuri Giants

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