Tag Archive: Shikoku Island League

[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.


  • 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


Manny Ramirez Watch (updated 5/29 @ 1:35am)

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[12/2/2016] Manny Ramirez talking to Island League’s Kochi

According to a report by Nikkan Sports, Manny Ramirez is interested in playing baseball in Japan. The Shikoku Island League’s Kochi Fighting Dogs are currently talking to Ramirez’s agent about a possible contract.

It all started on November 11 when his agent and a Kochi player (infielder from overseas) approached the Fighting Dogs and asked if they might be interested in Ramirez. Kochi is open to the idea of signing the forty-four-year-old as a player, not a coach.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/2/2016, Nikkan Sports 12/2/2016


[7/22/2016] Island League: Kosuke Tomita signs with Kagawa

The Kagawa Olive Guyners announced that they reached an agreement with former Yokohama Bay Star Kosuke Tomita on July 22. He was assigned the uniform number 13.

Tomita played for Kawagawa in 2011, before he was selected by the Bay Stars in the Ikusei draft in 2011. He is hoping for another chance to play in the NPB.

Source: Kagawa announcement, Nikkan Sports 7/22/2016


[6/21/2016] Futures to play three games against Shikoku Island League

The NPB Futures team (a mix of young players from Eastern League teams) will be playing three games against a mixed team from the Shikoku Island League in July.

  • July 26 (Tue) – 13:00 at Ota Stadium
  • July 27 (Wed) – 13:00 at Ota Stadium
  • July 28 (Thu) – 12:00 at Ota Stadium

Games will be canceled in the event of rain. Admission will be free.

Source: NPB announcement


[5/28/2016] Island League: Ehime Mandarin Pirates finish in first for the first-half

The Ehime Mandarin Pirates clinched first place for the first-half of the season on May 28. They beat the Kochi Fighting Dogs 8-3 while the second place Tokushima Indigo Socks dropped their game against the Kagawa Olive Guyners, 3-1.

Source: IL announcement, Nikkan Sports 5/28/2016

NPB Standings [Full]
Hiroshima 89 56 31 2
Hanshin 85 46 39 0
Yokohama 88 45 40 3
Yomiuri 88 41 46 1
Chunichi 90 39 48 3
Yakult 88 29 57 2
Rakuten 81 55 25 1
Softbank 89 58 31 0
Seibu 85 46 37 2
Orix 85 38 46 1
Nippon Ham 88 32 56 0
Lotte 86 28 57 1
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