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The Nippon Professional Baseball League in Japan is made of the best players available in Japan. Though it is common for their most talented players to try their hand the Majors, many will return back to the Nippon league. Teams are allowed to sign foreign players but only 4 are allowed on their active roster at any given time.

The history of the league is long and decorated but TBC only has full statistics for recent seasons and players. Each player from the league will have their own profile page and the stats are considered to be Regular Season statistics and will be included in their main stats grid.
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2019 Central League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Yomiuri Giants1417764.546--Team History------Lost in Finals
2Yokohama Bay Stars1407169.5075.5Team History------Lost in 1st Round
3Hanshin Tigers1376968.5046.0Team History------Lost in Semi-Finals
4Hiroshima Toyo Carp1407070.5006.5Team History------dnq
5Chunichi Dragons1416873.4829.0Team History------dnq
6Yakult Swallows1415982.41818.0Team History------dnq
2019 Pacific League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Seibu Lions1428062.563--Team History------Lost in Semi-Finals
2Fukuoka Hawks1387662.5512.0Team History------League Champions
3Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles1397168.5117.5Team History------Lost in 1st Round
4Chiba Lotte Marines1396970.4969.5Team History------dnq
5Nippon Fighters1386573.47113.0Team History------dnq
6Orix Buffaloes1366175.44916.0Team History------dnq
2018 Central League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Hiroshima Toyo Carp1418259.582--Team History------Lost in Finals
2Yakult Swallows1417566.5327.0Team History------Lost in 1st Round
3Yomiuri Giants1386771.48613.5Team History------Lost in Semi-Finals
4Yokohama Bay Stars1416774.47515.0Team History------dnq
5Chunichi Dragons1416378.44719.0Team History------dnq
6Hanshin Tigers1416279.44020.0Team History------dnq
2018 Pacific League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Seibu Lions1418853.624--Team History------Lost in Semi-Finals
2Fukuoka Hawks1428260.5776.5Team History------League Champions
3Nippon Fighters1407466.52913.5Team History------Lost in 1st Round
4Orix Buffaloes1386573.47121.5Team History------dnq
5Chiba Lotte Marines1405981.42128.5Team History------dnq
6Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles1405882.41429.5Team History------dnq
2017 Central League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Hiroshima Toyo Carp1398851.633--Team History---Mazda StadiumLost in Semi-Finals
2Hanshin Tigers1397861.56110.0Team History---Koshien StadiumLost in 1st Round
3Yokohama Bay Stars1387365.52914.5Team History---Yokohama StadiumLost in Finals
4Yomiuri Giants1407268.51416.5Team History---Tokyo Domednq
5Chunichi Dragons1385979.42828.5Team History---Nagoya Domednq
6Yakult Swallows1414596.31944.0Team History---Meiji-Jingu Stadiumdnq
2017 Pacific League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Fukuoka Hawks1439449.657--Team HistoryKimiyasu KudohFukuoka Yahoo! Japan DomeLeague Champions
2Seibu Lions1407961.56413.5Team History---Seibu DomeLost in 1st Round
3Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles1407763.55015.5Team History---Miyagi Baseball StadiumLost in Semi-Finals
4Orix Buffaloes1426379.44430.5Team History---Koycera Osaka Domednq
5Nippon Fighters1436083.42034.0Team History---Sapporo Domednq
6Chiba Lotte Marines1415487.38339.0Team History---ZoZo Marine Stadiumdnq
2016 Central League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Hiroshima Toyo Carp1026042.588--Team History---Mazda StadiumLost in Finals
2Yomiuri Giants975245.5365.5Team History---Tokyo DomeLost in 1st Round
3Yokohama Bay Stars1025151.5009.0Team History---Yokohama StadiumLost in Semi-Finals
4Hanshin Tigers1024656.45114.0Team History---Koshien Stadiumdnq
5Yakult Swallows1054659.43815.5Team History---Meiji-Jingu Stadiumdnq
6Chunichi Dragons1014358.42616.5Team History---Nagoya Domednq
2016 Pacific League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Fukuoka Hawks956332.663--Team HistoryKimiyasu KudohFukuoka Yahoo! Japan DomeLost in Semi-Finals
2Nippon Fighters996138.6164.0Team History---Sapporo DomeLeague Champions
3Chiba Lotte Marines1015645.55410.0Team History---ZoZo Marine StadiumLost in 1st Round
4Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles954253.44221.0Team History---Miyagi Baseball Stadiumdnq
5Orix Buffaloes983959.39825.5Team History---Koycera Osaka Domednq
6Seibu Lions1014061.39626.0Team HistoryNorio TanabeSeibu Domednq
2015 Central League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Yakult Swallows1417665.539--Team History---Meiji-Jingu StadiumLost in Finals
2Yomiuri Giants1427567.5281.5Team History---Tokyo DomeLost in Semi-Finals
3Hanshin Tigers1417071.4966.0Team HistoryYutaka WadaKoshien StadiumLost in 1st Round
4Hiroshima Toyo Carp1406971.4936.5Team History---Mazda Stadiumdnq
5Chunichi Dragons1396277.44613.0Team History---Nagoya Domednq
6Yokohama Bay Stars1426280.43714.5Team History---Yokohama Stadiumdnq
2015 Pacific League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Fukuoka Hawks1399049.647--Team HistoryKimiyasu KudohFukuoka Yahoo! Japan DomeLeague Champions
2Nippon Fighters1417962.56012.0Team History---Sapporo DomeLost in 1st Round
3Chiba Lotte Marines1427369.51418.5Team History---QVC Marine FieldLost in Semi-Finals
4Seibu Lions1386969.50020.5Team HistoryNorio TanabeSeibu Domednq
5Orix Buffaloes1416180.43330.0Team HistoryHiroshi MoriwakiKoycera Osaka Domednq
6Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles1405783.40733.5Team History---Miyagi Baseball Stadiumdnq
2014 Central League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Yomiuri Giants1438261.573--Team History---Tokyo DomeLost in Semi-Finals
2Hanshin Tigers1437568.5247.0Team HistoryYutaka WadaKoshien StadiumLost in Finals
3Hiroshima Toyo Carp1427468.5217.5Team HistoryKoichi OgataMazda StadiumLost in 1st Stage
4Chunichi Dragons1406773.47913.5Team HistoryMotonobu TanishigeNagoya Domednq
5Yokohama Bay Stars1426775.47214.5Team History---Yokohama Stadiumdnq
6Yakult Swallows1416081.42621.0Team History---Meiji-Jingu Stadiumdnq
2014 Pacific League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Fukuoka Hawks1387860.565--Team HistoryKoji AkiyamaFukuoka Yahoo! Japan DomeLeague Champions
2Orix Buffaloes1428062.5632.0Team HistoryHiroshi MoriwakiKoycera Osaka DomeLost in 1st Stage
3Nippon Fighters1417368.5186.5Team History---Sapporo DomeLost in Semi-Finals
4Chiba Lotte Marines1426676.46514.0Team History---QVC Marine Fielddnq
5Seibu Lions1406377.45016.0Team History---Seibu Domednq
6Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles1446480.44417.0Team History---Miyagi Baseball Stadiumdnq
2013 Central League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Yomiuri Giants1378453.613--Team History---Tokyo DomeLost in Japan Series
2Hanshin Tigers1407367.52112.5Team History---Koshien StadiumLost in 1st Stage
3Hiroshima Toyo Carp1416972.48917.0Team History---Mazda StadiumLost in Final Stage
4Chunichi Dragons1416477.45422.0Team History---Nagoya Domednq
5Yokohama Bay Stars1436479.44823.0Team History---Yokohama Stadiumdnq
6Yakult Swallows1405783.40728.5Team History---Meiji-Jingu Stadiumdnq
2013 Pacific League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles1418259.582--Team History---Miyagi Baseball StadiumWon Japan Series
2Chiba Lotte Marines1427468.5218.5Team History---Chiba Marine StadiumLost in Final Stage
3Seibu Lions1407466.5297.5Team History---Seibu DomeLost in 1st Stage
4Fukuoka Hawks1427369.5149.5Team HistoryKoji AkiyamaFukuoka Yahoo! Japan Domednq
5Orix Buffaloes1396673.47515.0Team HistoryHiroshi MoriwakiSkymark Stadiumdnq
6Nippon Fighters1426478.45118.5Team History---Sapporo Domednq
2012 Central League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Yomiuri Giants1298643.667--Team History---Tokyo DomeWon Japan Series
2Chunichi Dragons1287553.58610.5Team History---Nagoya DomeLost in Final Stage
3Yakult Swallows1336865.51120.0Team History---Meiji-Jingu StadiumLost in 1st Stage
4Hiroshima Toyo Carp1326171.46226.5Team History---Mazda Stadiumdnq
5Hanshin Tigers1305575.42331.5Team History---Koshien Stadiumdnq
6Yokohama Bay Stars1314685.35141.0Team History---Yokohama Stadiumdnq
2012 Pacific League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Nippon Fighters1337459.556--Team History---Sapporo DomeLost Japan Series
2Seibu Lions1357263.5333.0Team History---Seibu DomeLost in 1st Stage
3Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles1346767.5007.5Team History---Miyagi Baseball Stadiumdnq
4Fukuoka Hawks1326765.5086.5Team HistoryKoji AkiyamaFukuoka Yahoo! Japan DomeLost in Final Stage
5Chiba Lotte Marines1296267.48110.0Team History---Chiba Marine Stadiumdnq
6Orix Buffaloes1345777.42517.5Team History---Skymark Stadiumdnq
2011 Central League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Chunichi Dragons1347559.560--Team HistoryHiromitsu OchiaiNagoya DomeLost Japan Series
2Yakult Swallows1297059.5432.5Team History---Meiji-Jingu Stadiumdnq
3Yomiuri Giants1337162.5343.5Team History---Tokyo Domednq
4Hanshin Tigers1386870.4939.0Team History---Koshien Stadiumdnq
5Hiroshima Toyo Carp1366076.44116.0Team History---Mazda Stadiumdnq
6Yokohama Bay Stars1334786.35327.5Team History---Yokohama Stadiumdnq
2011 Pacific League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Fukuoka Hawks1348846.657--Team HistoryKoji AkiyamaFukuoka Yahoo! Japan DomeWon Japan Series
2Nippon Fighters1377265.52617.5Team History---Sapporo Domednq
3Seibu Lions1356867.50420.5Team History---Seibu Domednq
4Orix Buffaloes1376968.50420.5Team History---Skymark Stadiumdnq
5Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles1376671.48223.5Team History---Miyagi Baseball Stadiumdnq
6Chiba Lotte Marines1335479.40633.5Team History---Chiba Marine Stadiumdnq
2010 Central League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Chunichi Dragons1417962.560--Team HistoryHiromitsu OchiaiNagoya DomeLost Japan Series
2Hanshin Tigers1417863.5531.0Team History---Koshien Stadiumdnq
3Yomiuri Giants1437964.5521.0Team History---Tokyo Domednq
4Yakult Swallows1407268.5146.5Team History---Meiji-Jingu Stadiumdnq
5Hiroshima Toyo Carp1425884.40821.5Team HistoryKenjiro NomuraMazda Stadiumdnq
6Yokohama Bay Stars1434895.33632.0Team History---Yokohama Stadiumdnq
2010 Pacific League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Fukuoka Hawks1397663.547--Team HistoryKoji AkiyamaFukuoka Yahoo! Japan Domednq
2Seibu Seibu Lions1437865.5452.0Team History---Seibu Domednq
3Chiba Lotte Marines1427567.5282.5Team History---Chiba Marine StadiumWon Japan Series
4Nippon Fighters1417467.5253.0Team History---Sapporo Domednq
5Orix Buffaloes1406971.4937.5Team History---Skymark Stadiumdnq
6Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles1416279.44015.0Team HistoryMarty BrownMiyagi Baseball Stadiumdnq
2009 Central League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Yomiuri Giants1358946.659--Team History---Tokyo DomeWon Japan Series
2Chunichi Dragons1438162.56612.0Team HistoryHiromitsu OchiaiNagoya Domednq
3Yakult Swallows1437172.49722.0Team History---Meiji-Jingu Stadiumdnq
4Hanshin Tigers1406773.47924.5Team History---Koshien Stadiumdnq
5Hiroshima Toyo Carp1406575.46426.5Team HistoryMarty BrownMazda Stadiumdnq
6Yokohama BayStars1445193.35442.5Team History---Yokohama Stadiumdnq
2009 Pacific League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Nippon Fighters1428260.577--Team History---Sapporo DomeLost Japan Series
2Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles1437766.5385.5Team HistoryKatsuya NomuraMiyagi Baseball Stadiumdnq
3Fukuoka Hawks1397465.5326.5Team HistoryKoji AkiyamaFukuoka Yahoo! Japan Domednq
4Seibu Lions1407070.50011.0Team History---Seibu Domednq
5Chiba Lotte Marines1396277.44618.5Team HistoryBobby ValentineChiba Marine Stadiumdnq
6Orix Buffaloes1425686.39426.0Team History---Skymark Stadiumdnq
2008 Central League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Yomiuri Giants1418457.596--Team History---Tokyo Domednq
2Hanshin Tigers1418259.5822.0Team History---Koshien Stadiumdnq
3Chunichi Dragons1397168.51112.0Team HistoryHiromitsu OchiaiNagoya Domednq
4Hiroshima Toyo Carp1396970.49614.0Team HistoryMarty BrownHiroshima Municipal Stadiumdnq
5Yakult Swallows1406674.47117.5Team History---Meiji-Jingu Stadiumdnq
6Yokohama BayStars1424894.33836.5Team History---Yokohama Stadiumdnq
2008 Pacific League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Seibu Lions1407664.543--Team HistoryHisanobu WatanabeSeibu Domednq
2Orix Buffaloes1437568.5242.5Team HistoryTerry CollinsKoycera Osaka Domednq
3Nippon Ham Fighters1427369.5144.0Team History---Sapporo Domednq
4Chiba Lotte Marines1437370.5104.5Team HistoryBobby ValentineChiba Marine Stadiumdnq
5Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles1416576.46111.5Team HistoryKatsuya NomuraMiyagi Baseball Stadiumdnq
6Fukuoka Softbank1416477.45412.5Team HistoryKoji AkiyamaFukuoka Yahoo! Japan Domednq
2007 Central League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Yomiuri Giants1438063.559--Team History---Tokyo Domednq
2Chunichi Dragons1427864.5491.5Team HistoryHiromitsu OchiaiNagoya Domednq
3Hanshin Tigers1407466.5294.5Team History---Koshien Stadiumdnq
4Yokohama BayStars1437172.4979.0Team History---Yokohama Stadiumdnq
5Hiroshima Toyo Carp1426082.42319.5Team HistoryMarty BrownHiroshima Municipal Stadiumdnq
6Yakult Swallows1446084.41720.5Team History---Meiji-Jingu Stadiumdnq
2007 Pacific League
RkTeam NameGWinsLossWPctGBLTeam HistoryManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1Nippon Ham Fighters1397960.568--Team HistoryTrey HillmanSapporo Domednq
2Chiba Lotte Marines1377661.5552.0Team HistoryBobby ValentineChiba Marine Stadiumdnq
3Fukuoka Softbank1397366.5256.0Team HistoryKoji AkiyamaFukuoka Yahoo! Japan Domednq
4Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles1426775.47213.5Team HistoryKatsuya NomuraMiyagi Baseball Stadiumdnq
5Seibu Lions1426676.46514.5Team History---Goodwill Domednq
6Orix Buffaloes1396277.44617.0Team HistoryTerry CollinsKoycera Osaka Domednq
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Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. G Games Played (or Pitched) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 Manager Manager(s) for this team Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season Playoffs Playoff participation description.