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[1/26/2015] 2015 Inter-league Schedule

by on Jan.26, 2015 @ 6:05 pm, under NPB
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Notes about the schedule:

  • Six games will be played on opening day. Seibu at Yomiuri, Nippon Ham at Yakult, Orix at Yokohama, Softbank at Chunichi, Rakuten at Hanshin, and Lotte at Hiroshima.
  • One team will play eighteen games, nine at home and nine on the road.
  • There will be a total 108 games.
  • Teams will play either three games on the road or three games at home against each of the six teams in the opposite league.
  • Home teams this year will become road teams next year; road teams this year will become home teams next year.
  • Rain outs will either be played on available

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[1/23/2015] Complete 2015 Central League Schedules Released

by on Jan.23, 2015 @ 2:06 pm, under NPB
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The Central League posted their final schedule for the 2015 season today.

Some notes on the schedule:

  • Opening day will be on March 27. All three games (Yokohama vs Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome, Chunichi vs Hanshin at Kyocera Dome, Yakult vs Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium) will start at 6:00pm
  • The start time for the Yomiuri-Yakult game on August 4 was changed from 6:00pm to 6:20pm
  • The First Stage of the Climax Series will begin on October 10 (Sat). The Final Stage will begin on October 14 (Wed).
  • Games that have yet to be scheduled (one game, to be decided in August)
    • Yakult vs Chunichi
  • See Table 1 for number of home day games, as of January 23
  • Notes from the preliminary release can be found here.

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[1/22/2015] Complete 2015 Pacific League Schedules Released

by on Jan.22, 2015 @ 3:45 pm, under NPB
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The Pacific League posted their final schedule for the 2015 season today.

Some notes on the schedule:

  • The season will begin on March 27 with three night games: Orix vs Seibu at 6:00pm, Rakuten vs Nippon Ham at 6:15pm, and Lotte vs Softbank at 6:30pm. The start times for all three games will be different for the third straight year.
  • The opening day match-ups were determined by the standings in 2012. The top three teams (Nippon Ham, Seibu, Softbank) will start the season at home. The bottom three teams (Rakuten, Lotte, Orix) will start the season on the road.
  • Weekday day games:
    • April 1 and 2: Seibu vs Rakuten at kobo Stadium at 2:00pm and Nippon Ham vs Lotte at QVC Marine at 2:00pm.
    • June 30: Orix vs Nippon Ham at Hakodate at 1:30pm.
    • July 14 and 15: Softbank vs Nippon Ham at Obihiro at 1:30pm.
  • The Nippon Ham - Rakuten game on May 21 at kobo Stadium will start at 4:00pm. This will be the first Rakuten home game to start at 4:00pm.
  • Notes from the preliminary release can be found here.

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

by on Nov.07, 2014 @ 8:29 pm, under NPB
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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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[11/6/2014] 2015 Preliminary Central League Schedule

by on Nov.06, 2014 @ 7:55 pm, under NPB
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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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[11/5/2014] 2015 Preliminary Inter-league Schedule Released

by on Nov.05, 2014 @ 8:16 pm, under NPB
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Notes about the schedule (November 5 update):

  • Opening Day will feature six games: Seibu at Yomiuri, Nippon Ham at Yakult, Orix at Yokohama, Softbank at Chunichi, Rakuten vs Hanshin, Lotte vs Hiroshima.
  • One team will play eighteen games, nine at home and nine on the road (there will be a total 108 games)
  • Each team will play three games on the road or at home against each of the six teams in the other league. The team that gets the home games in 2015 will get the road games in 2016.
  • Games that get rained out will either be played on the available make-up date, or between June 15 and 18.

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