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[11/7/2014] 2015 Preliminary Pacific League Schedule

by on Nov.07, 2014 @ 8:29 pm, under NPB

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

Some notes on the schedule:

  • The top three teams from the 2012 season will play their games at home on opening day. Rakuten at Nippon Ham, Orix at Seibu, Lotte at Softbank.
  • One team will play 143 games
    • 125 Pacific League games and 18 Inter-league games
    • Teams will either player 72 or 71 games at home (63 or 62 home PL games and nine home IL games)
    • Nippon Ham, Seibu, and Softbank will play 72 at home in 2015. Rakuten, Lotte, and Orix will play 72 at home in 2016
    • See Table 1 for more information
  • Home away from home games: See Table 2
  • Climax Series Schedule
    • Not yet set

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Table 1

2015  HAM SEI SOF RAK LOT ORI Home
HAM - 13 13 13 12 12 63
SEI 12 - 12 13 13 13 63
SOF 12 13 - 13 13 12 63
RAK 12 12 12 - 13 13 62
LOT 13 12 12 12 - 13 62
ORI 13 12 13 12 12 - 62
Road 62 62 62 63 63 63 375

Table 2

Year Total HAM RAK SEI LOT ORI SOF
2005 59 13 5 2 4 34 1
2006 58 11 7 3 0 34 3
2007 43 14 0 2 0 24 3
2008 46 13 1 4 0 24 4
2009 49 15 3 3 0 24 4
2010 48 14 4 5 0 22 3
2011 41 14 3 5 0 15 4
2012 45 14 6 5 0 15 5
2013 43 15 5 3 0 15 5
2014 38 15 5 3 0 15 0
2015 38 14 5 3 0 16 0

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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.

Pacific League

And for the those that need it, here is the legend for what each of the letters stand for:

  • F = Nippon Ham Fighters
  • L = Seibu Lions
  • H = Softbank Hawks
  • E = Rakuten Eagles
  • M = Chiba Lotte Marines
  • Bs = Orix Buffaloes
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