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2008 Japan Minor League Championships

by on Sep.30, 2008 @ 4:56 am, under NPB

The Western League Softbank Hawks (46-32-10) will be facing the Eastern League Yakult Swallows (55-34-7) in the upcoming Japan Minor League Championships. The event will be held on October 4th at the Big N Stadium in Nagasaki Prefecture.

The Softbank Hawks will be on the first base side and the Yakult Swallows will be on the third base side. There will be no ties. This year, the home team will be the Western League Hawks. Since the home team is affiliated with a team in the Pacific League, the DH rule will be in effect.

For those interested, here are the final standings from the Japan Minor Leagues.

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Western League
Team           GM  W   L   T   WPCT  GB    BA    OPS   RS   ERA   RA
Softbank       88  46  32  10  .590  --    .256  .702  369  2.93  310
Hanshin        88  43  39  6   .524  5.0   .251  .666  333  3.30  318
Hiroshima      88  43  40  5   .518  5.5   .254  .674  358  3.76  392
Chunichi       88  38  43  7   .469  9.5   .257  .714  357  3.66  338
Surpass (ORI)  88  32  46  10  .410  14.0  .250  .681  329  4.03  384

Eastern League
Team           GM  W   L   T   WPCT  GB    BA    OPS   RS   ERA   RA
Yakult         96  55  34  7   .618  --    .274  .734  457  3.19  368
Kyojin         96  58  36  2   .617  --    .273  .743  434  2.90  331
Shonan (YOK)   96  50  43  3   .538  7.0   .268  .738  446  3.48  402
Rakuten        96  46  45  5   .505  10.0  .272  .755  495  4.19  471
Seibu          96  42  51  3   .452  15.0  .281  .762  448  4.51  480
Lotte          96  37  53  6   .411  18.5  .263  .734  433  5.02  558
Nippon Ham     96  33  61  2   .351  24.5  .278  .753  462  5.38  569