Nippon Professional Baseball (日本野球機構 Nippon Yakyū Kikō) or NPB is the highest level of baseball in Japan. Locally, it is often called Puro Yakyū (プロ野球), meaning Professional Baseball. Outside Japan, it is often just referred to as "Japanese baseball". The roots of the league can be traced back to the formation of the "Greater Japan Tokyo Baseball Club" (大日本東京野球倶楽部 Dai-Nippon Tōkyō Yakyū Kurabu) in Tokyo, founded 1934 and the original circuit for the sport in the Empire two years later – Japanese Baseball League (1936–1949), and continued to play even through the final years of World War II. The league that is today's NPB for Japan was formed when that sports organization reorganized in 1950, creating two leagues with six teams each in the Central League and the Pacific League with an annual season-ending Japan Series championship play-off series of games starting that year for the JPB along the lines of the American World Series tournament (held since 1903).




(Baseball) Nippon Baseball League SCHEDULE
SCHEDULE DATE HOME MATCHUP AWAY LOCATION  TIME WATCH LINK
14 May 21 Orix Buffaloes 3 - 0 Tohoku Rakuten Osaka Dome @ 9:00am Watch Live
14 May 21 Yomiuri Giants 1 - 0 Hanshin Tigers Tokyo Dome @ 8:45am Watch Live
14 May 21 Chunichi Dragon 0 - 1 Tokyo Yakult Sw Nagoya Dome @ 8:45am Watch Live
14 May 21 Hokkaido Nippon 0 - 0 Fukuoka SoftBan Sapporo Dome @ 9:00am Watch Live
14 May 21 Chiba Lotte Mar 0 - 1 Saitama Seibu L Zozo Marine Stadium @ 8:45am Watch Live
14 May 21 Hiroshima Toyo 1 - 0 Yokohama DeNA B Mazda Stadium @ 9:00am Watch Live
15 May 21 Chiba Lotte Mar - Saitama Seibu L Zozo Marine Stadium @ 5:00am Watch Live
15 May 21 Chunichi Dragon - Tokyo Yakult Sw Nagoya Dome @ 5:00am Watch Live
15 May 21 Hiroshima Toyo - Yokohama DeNA B Mazda Stadium @ 5:00am Watch Live
15 May 21 Hokkaido Nippon - Fukuoka SoftBan Sapporo Dome @ 5:00am Watch Live
Latest Results Hokkaido Nippon - Fukuoka SoftBan Sapporo Dome @ 5:00am Watch Live
13 May 21 Yokohama DeNA B  - Yomiuri Giants Nissan Stadium Watch Live
13 May 21 Hanshin Tigers  2 - 1 Chunichi Dragon Koshien Stadium Watch Live
13 May 21 Tokyo Yakult Sw  - Hiroshima Toyo Meiji Jingu Stadium Watch Live
12 May 21 Yokohama DeNA B  5 - 5 Yomiuri Giants Nissan Stadium Watch Live
12 May 21 Tokyo Yakult Sw  0 - 0 Hiroshima Toyo Meiji Jingu Stadium Watch Live
12 May 21 Hokkaido Nippon  2 - 1 Orix Buffaloes Sapporo Dome Watch Live
12 May 21 Hanshin Tigers  - Chunichi Dragon Koshien Stadium Watch Live
12 May 21 Fukuoka SoftBan  8 - 8 Chiba Lotte Mar Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dom Watch Live
12 May 21 Tohoku Rakuten   4 - 3 Saitama Seibu L Miyagi Baseball Stad Watch Live
11 May 21 Fukuoka SoftBan  1 - 4 Chiba Lotte Mar Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dom Watch Live
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