The Eastern League released their 2012 schedules on Monday.
Each team faces each other 18 times for a total 108 games. Games above 108 are from the Inter-league schedule.
Here is the breakdown of the schedule:
|Nippon Ham Fighters||108||54||54|
|Yokohama Bay Stars||108||54||54|
|Chiba Lotte Marines||108||54||54|
You can see the new schedules (in Japanese) at the official NPB site. Here are the direct links to each month.
And for the those that need it, here is the legend for what each of the letters stand for:
- G = Yomiuri Giants
- M = Chiba Lotte Marines
- DB = Yokohama Bay Stars
- S = Yakult Swallows
- F = Nippon Ham Fighters
- L = Seibu Lions
- E = Rakuten Eagles
The Futures (an Eastern League mixed team) are also scheduled to play 34 games against various Eastern League teams.
The number of games the Futures team has played over the years:
And direct links to the schedules at the official NPB site: