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[12/19/2013] The Baseball First League; 2014 Industrial League Tournaments

by on Dec.19, 2013 @ 8:34 pm, under Independent, Industrial

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.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 12/19/2013, Kobe Shimbun 12/19/2013


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