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[1/28/2014] 2014 Eastern League Schedules Released

by on Jan.28, 2014 @ 11:08 pm, under NPB

The Eastern League released their 2014 schedules today.

Seven teams will each play eighteen games against one another for a total 108 games.

Schedule Breakdown

Team Games Home Road
Yakult Swallows 108 54 54
Chiba Lotte Marines 108 54 54
Yomiuri Giants 115 57 58
Yokohama Bay Stars 108 54 54
Rakuten Eagles 112 56 56
Seibu Lions 108 54 54
Nippon Ham Fighters 108 54 54

Note: Teams that are playing more than 108 games are also participating in Inter-league play.

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 YAK LOT YOM YOK RAK SEI HAM Total
2014 6 4 5 4 - 3 4 26
2013 6 4 3 2 - 2 4 21
2012 4 6 2 4 - 5 6 27
2011 4 4 2 2 - 5 5 22
2010 4 5 7 6 - 5 4 31
2009 5 6 5 7 1 6 7 37
2008 4 4 4 4 1 3 3 23
2007 3 4 5 5 - 3 4 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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