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2012 Eastern League Schedules Released

by on Jan.31, 2012 @ 12:04 am, under NPB

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:

Team Games Home Road
Nippon Ham Fighters 108 54 54
Yomiuri Giants 110 56 54
Rakuten Eagles 108 54 54
Yakult Swallows 108 54 54
Seibu Lions 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:

Year HAM YOM RAK YAK SEI YOK LOT Games
2012 6 5 - 6 6 5 6 34
2011 5 2 - 4 5 2 4 22
2010 4 7 - 4 5 6 5 31
2009 7 5 1 5 6 7 6 37
2008 3 4 1 4 3 4 4 23
2007 4 5 - 3 3 5 4 24

And direct links to the schedules at the official NPB site:

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