Japan Independent League Grand Championship 2017 Schedule
|10/07||Sat||18:00||1||Tokushima Indigo Socks||Shinano Grandserows||Nagano Olympic Stadium|
|10/08||Sun||18:00||2||Tokushima Indigo Socks||Shinano Grandserows||Nagano Olympic Stadium|
|10/09||Mon||18:00||alt||Tokushima Indigo Socks||Shinano Grandserows||Nagano Olympic Stadium|
|10/10||Tue||18:00||alt||Tokushima Indigo Socks||Shinano Grandserows||Nagano Olympic Stadium|
|10/14||Sat||18:00||3||Shinano Grandserows||Tokushima Indigo Socks||JA Bank Tokushima Stadium|
|10/15||Sun||18:00||4||Shinano Grandserows||Tokushima Indigo Socks||JA Bank Tokushima Stadium|
|10/16||Mon||18:00||5||Shinano Grandserows||Tokushima Indigo Socks||JA Bank Tokushima Stadium|
|10/17||Tue||18:00||alt||Shinano Grandserows||Tokushima Indigo Socks||JA Bank Tokushima Stadium|
|10/18||Wed||18:00||alt||Shinano Grandserows||Tokushima Indigo Socks||JA Bank Tokushima Stadium|
|10/19||Thu||18:00||alt||Shinano Grandserows||Tokushima Indigo Socks||JA Bank Tokushima Stadium|
Best of five.
|09/23||Sat||13:00||1||Gunma Diamond Pegasus||10-3||Shinano Grandserows||Nakanoshi Baseball Field|
|09/24||Sun||alt||Gunma Diamond Pegasus||Shinano Grandserows||Nagano Olympic Stadium|
|09/25||Mon||18:00||2||Gunma Diamond Pegasus||0-3||Shinano Grandserows|
|09/26||Tue||18:00||alt||Gunma Diamond Pegasus||Shinano Grandserows||Nagano Olympic Stadium|
|09/27||Wed||18:30||alt||Gunma Diamond Pegasus||Shinano Grandserows||Nagano Baseball Field|
|09/30||Sat||18:00||3||Shinano Grandserows||3-1||Gunma Diamond Pegasus||Maebashi Baseball Field|
|10/01||Sun||18:00||4||Shinano Grandserows||3-10||Gunma Diamond Pegasus||Maebashi Baseball Field|
|10/02||Mon||18:00||5||Shinano Grandserows||4-3||Gunma Diamond Pegasus||Maebashi Baseball Field|
|10/03||Tue||13:00||alt||Shinano Grandserows||Gunma Diamond Pegasus||Isesaki Baseball Field|
|10/04||Wed||16:00||alt||Shinano Grandserows||Gunma Diamond Pegasus||Isesaki Baseball Field|
Shinano wins series, 3-2.0 Comments
|09/23||Sat||18:00||1||Kagawa||1-8||Tokushima||JA Bank Tokushima Stadium|
|09/24||Sun||18:00||2||Kagawa||3-1||Tokushima||JA Bank Tokushima Stadium|
|09/25||Mon||18:00||alt||Kagawa||Tokushima||JA Bank Tokushima Stadium|
|09/26||Tue||18:00||alt||Kagawa||Tokushima||JA Bank Tokushima Stadium|
|10/01||Sun||18:30||5||Tokushima||4-0||Kagawa||Shikoku Coca-Cola Bottling Stadium Marugame|
Tokushima wins series, 3-1.0 Comments
The Kochi Fighting Dogs informed the media on August 17 that Manny Ramirez will temporarily return to the United States for treatment on his right knee. There is no timetable on his return. This does not appear to be an injury he sustained while playing in Japan.
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The Kochi Fighting Dogs announced on July 7 that they reached an agreement with Manny Ramirez on a contract extension that will run though to the end of September. The contract does not include the Grand Championship.
The second-half of the Island League season is set to begin on July 30.
The Chunichi Dragons announced today that they assigned Tomohiro Hamada to the Shikoku Island League Kagawa Olive Guyners. His contract run from July 6 until the end of the season (including playoffs).0 Comments
The NPB announced that the Futures will play three games against a team from the Shikoku Island League plus in June. Admission will be free. Games will not be rescheduled in the event of rain outs.
Source: NPB 5/17/20170 Comments
The Kochi Fighting Dogs announced on April 20 that their contract with Manny Ramirez will expire at the end of July. Kochi decided to release the information because they received a lot of inquiries and because they want as many people to see him play in Japan as possible.
The Shikoku Island League plus season is split into two halves: April/May and August/September. There are no regular season games during June/July. Additionally, NPB teams have until the end of July to sign new players.
Kochi is currently in discussions with Ramirez about the schedule in June/July. They are also exploring the possibility of a contract extension beyond July.
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Akinori Iwamura announced his decision to retire as a player after the current season during a press conference at a hotel in Tokyo on April 10. He is currently a playing manager with the BC League’s Fukushima Hopes. During the press conference, he said he thought it was time to retire because he was finding it more and more difficult to pencil his name into the line-up.
[UPDATE 8/1 @ 11:53pm]
Iwamura’s retirement game is set to take place on September 10.
[UPDATE 9/10 @ 9:55pm]
Iwamura got the start at designated hitter and batted lead-off against the Musashi Heat Bears today. He went 2-for-4: a single to left in the fifth and a single to center in the seventh. He pulled himself out of the game by calling for a pinch-runner.
Over 3,600 fans showed up for Iwamura’s retirement game.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/20170 Comments
Kei Igawa pitched in a game against the 06 Bulls earlier today. The thirty-seven-year-old took the mound in the seventh inning for the Hyogo Blue Sandars and tossed two shutout innings. He struck out three in a row at one point. He is set to get a start on April 8.
Source: Nikkan Sports 4/2/2017
[UPDATE 4/4 @ 5:13pm]
Igawa faced eight hitters, walked none, allowed three hits, and struck out three. He gave up a single to the first batter he faced in the seventh, then got the next batter to hit into a double play. He served up two consecutive hits to start the eighth and struck out three in a row to end the inning.
Source: ZakZak 4/4/20170 Comments