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[6/21/2013] Legend Series 2013: Pacific League

by on Jun.21, 2013 @ 1:50 pm, under NPB

Leged Series 2013 Pacific League

The Pacific League released details on Legend Series 2013 on Thursday.  The series will take place between August 30 and September 5.  All six PL teams will wear uniforms that have special connections to their past histories during the series.  Uniforms will be auctioned off after the series with a portion of the proceeds going to charity and to the promotion of baseball.

August 30 - September 1

  • Orix Buffaloes vs Seibu Lions at Seibu Dome
  • Nippon Ham Fighters vs Chiba Lotte Marines at QVC Marine
  • Rakuten Eagles vs Softbank Hawks at Kleenex Stadium

September 3 - September 5

  • Softbank Hawks vs Nippon Ham Fighters at Tokyo Dome
  • Seibu Lions vs Rakuten Eagles at Kleenex Stadium
  • Chiba Lotte Marines vs Orix Buffaloes at Hotto Motto (9/3) and Kyocera Dome (9/4,9/5)

Retro Uniforms

  • Nippon Ham Fighters - Fighters uniforms between 1993-2003
  • Seibu Lions - Seibu Lions uniforms between 1979-2000 - official announcement
  • Softbank Hawks - Nankai Hawks uniforms between 1984-1988 - official announcement
  • Rakuten Eagles - Rakuten Eagles uniforms from 2005 to the present
  • Chiba Lotte Marines - Lotte Orions road uniforms between 1973-1991 - official announcement
  • Orix Buffaloes - Orix BlueWave uniforms between 1991-2000 - official announcement

Source: official Legend Series 2013 website

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UPDATE 7/21 @ 11:49pm -

The PL held a press conference today to unveil all six retro uniforms.  One player from each team modeled respective uniforms and spoke briefly about either their memories of the uniform or about the Legend Series itself.

Nippon Ham - Hiroshi Kisanuki
Rakuten Eagles - Andruw Jones
Seibu Lions - Hideto Asamura
Chiba Lotte Marines - Daichi Suzuki
Orix Buffaloes - Yoshihisa Hirano
Softbank Hawks - Yuya Hasegawa

Footage and quotes from the press conference can be found at the official Legend Series 2013 website.