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2017 World Baseball Classic

Finals Schedule

Date Time Gm Away   Home Broadcast Attendance
03/21 Tue 10:00 1 Netherlands 3-4 Puerto Rico TBS,
J Sports
24,865
03/22 Wed 10:00 2 United States 2-1 Japan TBS,
J Sports
33,462
03/23 Thu 10:00 3 United States 8-0 Puerto Rico TV Asahi,
J Sports
51,565

Times in Japan Standard Time.

Useful Links: WBC Official Site, WBC Scoreboard, WBC Schedule, WBC Official Site (JPN)

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2017 NPB Spring Camp Information

Hiroshima Carp

Yomiuri Giants

Yokohama Bay Stars

Hanshin Tigers

Yakult Swallows

Chunichi Dragons

Nippon Ham Fighters

Softbank Hawks

Chiba Lotte Marines

Seibu Lions

Rakuten Eagles

Orix Buffaloes

Video/Live Streams

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[11/28/2016] NPB Awards 2016

The NPB Awards 2016 was held at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Minatoku, Tokyo tonight. Links to the awards that were presented this year:

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[11/10/2016] NPB Players that filed for free agency

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Age Type 2016 Team 2016 Salary Class Compensation YakyuDB
OF 陽 岱鋼 Yoh, Daikan 29 Domestic Nippon Ham 160.00M B No player, 60% salary (~96M) Yomiuri
P 森福 允彦 Morifuku, Masahiko 30 Domestic Softbank 120.00M C None Yomiuri
OF 糸井 嘉男 Itoi, Yoshio 35 Domestic Orix 280.00M B Kazuyuki Kaneda + 40% salary (~112M) Hanshin
P 山口 俊 Yamaguchi, Shun 29 Domestic Yokohama 80.00M B Kentaro Taira + 40% salary (~32M) Yomiuri
P 岸 孝之 Kishi, Takayuki 31 International Seibu 225.00M A 80% salary (~180M) Rakuten
OF 栗山 巧 Kuriyama, Takumi 33 International Seibu 200.00M A Does not apply Seibu

Free Agent Classes

  • A = 80% of this year’s salary or 50% of this year’s salary plus one player
  • B = 60% of this year’s salary or 40% of this year’s salary plus one player
  • C = no compensation
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2016 Samurai Japan Exhibition Series

Date Time Venue Away Score Home Attendance
11/10 Thu 19:00 Tokyo Dome Mexico
SP: Oyervides
WP: Martin
7-3 Samurai Japan
SP: Takeda
LP: Senga
25414
11/11 Fri 19:00 Tokyo Dome Samurai Japan
SP: Nomura
WP: Nomura
11-4 Mexico
SP: Rodriguez
LP: Rodriguez
27086
11/12 Sat 18:30 Tokyo Dome Netherlands
SP: Jurrjens
LP: ven Mil
8-9 Samurai Japan
SP: Ishikawa
WP: Okada
37101
11/13 Sun 18:00 Tokyo Dome Samurai Japan
SP: Ishida
WP: Akiyoshi
Sv: Senga
12-10 Netherlands
SP: Markwell
LP: Ploeger
24888

Rosters: Samurai Japan | Mexico | Netherlands

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[11/9/2016] Free Agent Filing Period Ends

The free agent filing period ended on November 9. The commissioner’s office is scheduled to release a list of players that filed for free agency on November 10. Teams will be allowed to approach players on the list on November 11.

See also:

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[10/31/2016] Free Agent Filing Period Began Today

The free agent filing period started today. Players with options have until November 9 to file. The commissioner’s office will release a list of free agents on November 10. Negotiations can begin on November 11. The following posts are regularly updated with new information (titles are not changed all that often so do not let them fool you):

Official

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2016 Nippon Series Schedule

Nippon Series

Best of Seven.

Nippon Ham takes series, 4-2.

Gm Date Time Venue Away Score Home Attendance Time
1 10/22 Sat 18:30 Mazda Stadium Nippon Ham
SP: Otani
LP: Otani
1-5 Hiroshima
SP: Johnson
WP: Johnson
30619 3h39m
2 10/23 Sun 18:30 Mazda Stadium Nippon Ham
SP: Masui
LP: Masui
1-5 Hiroshima
SP: Nomura
WP: Nomura
30638 3h18m
3 10/25 Tue 18:30 Sapporo Dome Hiroshima
SP: Kuroda
LP: Osera
3-4 Nippon Ham
SP: Arihara
WP: Bass
40503 3h51m
4 10/26 Wed 18:30 Sapporo Dome Hiroshima
SP: Okada
LP: Jackson
1-3 Nippon Ham
SP: Takanashi
WP: Tanimoto
Sv: Miyanishi
40599 3h30m
5 10/27 Thu 18:00 Sapporo Dome Hiroshima
SP: Johnson
LP: Nakazaki
1-5 Nippon Ham
SP: Kato
WP: Bass
40633 3h32m
6 10/29 Sat 18:30 Mazda Stadium Nippon Ham
SP: Masui
WP: Bass
10-4 Hiroshima
SP: Nomura
LP: Jackson
30693 4h01m
7 10/30 Sun 18:30 Mazda Stadium Nippon Ham   Hiroshima    

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2016 Central League Climax Series Schedule

Central League Climax Series

Final Stage

Best of Seven (Hiroshima has one game advantage.)
Hiroshima takes the series, 4-1.

Gm Date Venue Away Score Home Attendance Public Viewing Time TV
1 10/12
Wed
18:00
Mazda Stadium Yokohama
SP: Moscoso
LP: Moscoso
0-5 Hiroshima
SP: Johnson
WP: Johnson
31276 13076
Yokohama Stadium
2h48m Avg: 45.6%
Peak: 57.6%
2 10/13
Thu
18:00
Mazda Stadium Yokohama
SP: Mishima
LP: Mishima
0-3 Hiroshima
SP: Nomura
WP: Nomura
Sv: Nakazaki
31264   2h58m Avg: 43.5%
Peak: 54.8% 
3 10/14
Fri
18:00
Mazda Stadium Yokohama
SP: Ino
WP: Ino
Sv: Yamasaki
3-0 Hiroshima
SP: Kuroda
LP: Kuroda
31291 16277
Yokohama Stadium
3h19m Avg: 39.6%
4 10/15
Sat
13:30
Mazda Stadium Yokohama
SP: Imanaga
LP: Imanaga
7-8 Hiroshima
SP: Okada
WP: Okada
Sv: Nakazaki
31313   3h26m Avg: 31.0%
Peak: 49.7%
5 10/16
Sun
13:30
Mazda Stadium Yokohama   Hiroshima        
6 10/17
Mon
18:00
Mazda Stadium Yokohama   Hiroshima        
alt 10/18
Tue
18:00
Mazda Stadium              
alt 10/19
Wed
18:00
Mazda Stadium              

See also:

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2016 Pacific League Climax Series Schedule

Pacific League Climax Series

Final Stage

Best of Seven (Nippon Ham has one game advantage.)
Nippon Ham takes the series, 4-2.

Gm Date Venue Away Score Home Attendance Public Viewing Time TV
1 10/12
Wed
18:00
Sapporo Dome Softbank
SP: Otani
LP: Otani
0-6 Nippon Ham
SP: Otani
WP: Otani
36633   2h55m Avg: 28.7%
Peak: 34.2%
2 10/13
Thu
18:00
Sapporo Dome Softbank
SP: Nakata
WP: Iwasaki
Sv: Sarfate
6-4 Nippon Ham
SP: Masui
LP: Martin
26548   3h40m  
3 10/14
Fri
18:00
Sapporo Dome Softbank
SP: Senga
LP: Senga
1-4 Nippon Ham
SP: Arihara
WP: Arihara
Sv: Bass
39456   3h17m  
4 10/15
Sat
14:00
Sapporo Dome Softbank
SP: van den Hurk
WP: van den Hurk
Sv: Sarfate
5-2 Nippon Ham
SP: Takanashi
LP: Takanashi
41138   3h07m  
5 10/16
Sun
14:00
Sapporo Dome Softbank
SP: Settsu
LP: Higashihama
4-7 Nippon Ham
SP: Kato
WP: Bass
Sv: Otani
41138   3h15m Avg: 24.3%
Peak: 38,2%
6 10/17
Mon
18:00
Sapporo Dome Softbank   Nippon Ham        
alt 10/18
Tue
18:00
Sapporo Dome              
alt 10/19
Wed
18:00
Sapporo Dome              

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 89 52 2
Yomiuri 143 71 69 3
Yokohama 143 69 71 3
Hanshin 143 64 76 3
Yakult 143 64 78 1
Chunichi 143 58 82 3
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Softbank 143 83 54 6
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Rakuten 143 62 78 3
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