The Hyogo Blue Sandars and the 06 Bulls held a press conference in Osaka today to announce details for the Baseball First League. At least three teams will be a part of the league. New teams could be announced in January. The inaugural season will consist of sixty-four games per team between April and October. Similar to the Kansai Independent League, tickets will be sold to games and players will not be paid a salary.
Additional details about the league will be released in January.
The Japan Amateur Baseball Association released a list of major tournaments for the 2014 calendar year. Of importance:
- 85th Inter-City Tournament - twelve days beginning on July 18 at Tokyo Dome - thirty-four teams
- 39th All Japan Club Team Tournament - four days beginning on September 5 at Seibu Dome - sixteen teams
- 40th Industrial League Championship - eleven days beginning on November 1 at Kyocera Dome Osaka - thirty-four teams
Source: tournament list