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Japan Independent League Grand Championship 2017 Schedule

Japan Independent League Grand Championship 2017 Schedule

Date Time Gm Away Score Home Venue
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.


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2017 BC League Championship Series Schedule, Results

Championship Schedule

Date Time Gm Away Score Home Venue
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.

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2017 Shikoku Island League Championship Schedule, Results

Championship Schedule

Date Time Gm Away Score Home Venue
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
09/30 Sat 18:30 4 Tokushima 2-1 Kagawa Rexxam Stadium
10/01 Sun 18:30 5 Tokushima 4-0 Kagawa Shikoku Coca-Cola Bottling Stadium Marugame
10/02 Mon 18:30 6 Tokushima   Kagawa Rexxam Stadium
10/03 Tue 18:30 alt Tokushima   Kagawa Rexxam Stadium
10/04 Wed 18:30 alt Tokushima   Kagawa Rexxam Stadium

Tokushima wins series, 3-1.

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[8/17/2017] Manny Ramirez returns to US for knee treatment

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.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2017, Sponichi 8/17/2017, Tokyo Sports 8/17/2017, Daily Sports 8/17/2017


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[7/7/2017] Kochi extends contract with Manny Ramirez

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.

Source: Kochi 7/7/2017, Nikkan Sports 7/7/2017, Daily Sports 7/7/2017

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[7/7/2017] Chunichi Dragons assign Tomohiro Hamada to Kawaga Olive Guyners

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).

Source: Chunichi 7/7/2017, Kawagawa 7/7/2017

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[5/17/2017] Futures to play Shikoku Island League in June

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.

Schedule

  • June 20 (Tue) – 13:00 at Ota Stadium
  • June 21 (Wed) – 13:00 at Ota Stadium
  • June 22 (Thu) – 12:00 at Ota Stadium

Source: NPB 5/17/2017

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[4/20/2017] Manny Ramirez’s contract with Kochi ends in July

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.

Source: Kochi 4/20/2017Daily Sports 4/20/2017, Tokyo Sports 4/20/2017, Sponichi 4/20/2017, Nikkan Sports 4/20/2017

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[4/12/2017] Akinori Iwamura to retire as player after 2017 season

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.

Source: BCL 4/9/2017Daily Sports 4/10/2017

[UPDATE 8/1 @ 11:53pm]

Iwamura’s retirement game is set to take place on September 10.

Source: BCL 8/1/2017Sponichi 8/1/2017

[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 9/10/2017

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[4/2/2017] Kei Igawa tosses two shutout innings for Blue Sandars

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 4/4/2017

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