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2013 Eastern League Schedules Released

by on Jan.30, 2013 @ 4:04 am, under NPB

The Eastern League released their 2013 schedules on Tuesday.

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 (includes Inter-league games):

Team Games Home Road
Chiba Lotte Marines 108 54 54
Yokohama Bay Stars 108 54 54
Rakuten Eagles 108 54 54
Yomiuri Giants 114 54 60
Seibu Lions 108 54 54
Nippon Ham Fighters 110 56 54
Yakult Swallows 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 scheduled to play twenty-seven games against various Eastern League teams.

The number of games the Futures team has played over the years:

Year LOT YOK RAK YOM SEI HAM YAK Games
2013 5 5 - 3 4 4 6 27
2012 6 4 - 2 5 6 4 27
2011 4 2 - 2 5 5 4 22
2010 5 6 - 7 5 4 4 31
2009 6 7 1 5 6 7 5 37
2008 4 4 1 4 3 3 4 23
2007 4 5 - 5 3 4 3 24

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

Spring Kyoiku League Schedules have also been posted for the Eastern League.

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