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[11/6/2014] 2015 Preliminary Central League Schedule

by on Nov.06, 2014 @ 7:55 pm, under NPB

The Central League posted their preliminary schedule for the 2015 season today.

Some notes on the schedule:

  • One team will play 143 games
    • 125 Central League games and 18 Inter-league games
    • Three teams will play 63 games at home and 62 games on the road (Yakult, Chunichi, Hanshin)
    • The other three teams will play 62 games at home and 63 on the road (Yomiuri, Yokohama, Hiroshima)
    • The teams that played 63 games at home this year, will play 62 games at home next year. The teams that played 62 games at home this year, will play 63 games at home next year.
    • See Table 1 for more information
  • Games that have yet to be scheduled (one game)
    • Yakult vs Chunichi
  • See Table 2 for list of games at rural stadiums with set times

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Table 1

2015 YOM YOK HIR YAK CHU HAN Home
YOM - 13 12 12 12 13 62
YOK 12 - 12 12 13 13 62
HIR 13 13 - 12 12 12 62
YAK 13 13 13 - 12 12 63
CHU 13 12 13 13 - 12 63
HAN 12 12 13 13 13 - 63
Road 63 63 63 62 62 62 375

Table 2

04/14 Tue YAK vs HIR Matsuyama 6:30
04/15 Wed YAK vs HIR Matsuyama 6:30
05/09 Sat YAK vs CHU Akita 1:00
05/10 Sun YAK vs CHU Akita 1:00
06/26 Fri YAK vs YOM Shizuoka 6:00
06/27 Sat YAK vs YOM Shizuoka 2:00
08/04 Tue YAK vs YOM Fukushima 6:00

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You can see the new schedules (in Japanese, without start times or complete venue information) 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
  • D = Chunichi Dragons
  • S = Yakult Swallows
  • C = Hiroshima Carp
  • T = Hanshin Tigers
  • DB = Yokohama Bay Stars
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