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[1/24/2014] Details on the 2014 Nihon Seimei Inter-league Series

by on Jan.24, 2014 @ 8:08 pm, under NPB

2014 Nihon Seimei CL PL Inter-league Series

May 20 - June 22 (144 games)
Sponsor: Nihon Seimei Hoken

Awards

  • The first place team will be awarded thirty million yen by Nihon Seimei Hoken
  • The MVP, selected from the first place team, will be awarded two million yen by Nihon Seimei Hoken
  • Nihon Seimei Awards will be handed out to two players selected from any of the twelve teams

Rules

  • There will be no suspended games
  • There will be advance announcements for starting pitchers
  • The designated hitter rule will be in effect at Pacific League stadiums
  • The team with the best winning percentage will be named the winner of the Inter-league series.
    • In the event of a two-way tie:
      • Team with more wins
      • Team with better head-to-head record
      • Team with higher Quality Balance (runs scored (RS)/innings batted (IPO))–(runs against (RA)/innings pitched (IPD))
      • Team with higher Earned Runs Team's Quality Balance (ER–TQB=(earned runs scored (ERS)/IPO)–(earned runs against (ERA)/IPD))
      • Team with higher Inter-league Series team batting average
      • Team with higher winning percentage from 2013 Inter-league Series.
    • In the event of a three-way tie:
      • Team with most wins
      • Team with highest Quality Balance (runs scored (RS)/innings batted (IPO))–(runs against (RA)/innings pitched (IPD))
      • Team with highest Earned Runs Team's Quality Balance (ER–TQB=(earned runs scored (ERS)/IPO)–(earned runs against (ERA)/IPD))
      • Team with highest Inter-league Series batting average
      • Team with highest winning percentage from 2013 Inter-league Series

Source: official announcement

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