An old co-worker of mine dropped an AMAZING present on me. I still can't believe it. This is a book that I have wanted buy for quite some time now but either a) couldn't find it, or b) couldn't afford to buy when I did manage to find it. It is simply a treasure trove of Japanese baseball history and I am extremely grateful to her.
Here are a few pictures of the 2-book set.
I wish it had more detailed stats for individual players, but I can't complain. As is, it contains roster information and day-to-day team record information. This is, without a doubt, THE most comprehensive compendium of NPB information I have ever laid my eyes on.
Incidentally, this set weighs in at a hefty 5.4kg and the two volumes contain over 1,500 pages (combined) of NPB goodness (the History Volume - 751 pages; the Stats Volume - 781 pages).