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Japanese and Nippon Pro Baseball

Baseball-Reference.com currently has full player stats for Japanese baseball updated daily and also back to 1936. Team standings, rosters, and team statistics go all of the way back to the inception of the Central and Pacific Leagues in 1950. Prior to 1950, various seasons may also have roster and standings information.

Players

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   Sadaharu Oh, Ichiro Suzuki, Charlie Manuel, Eiji Sawamura, …

Japanese League History
Years:
1936 to 2014

Japan Central League (1950-2014, 64 seasons)
Japan Pacific League (1950-2014, 64 seasons)
Japanese Baseball League (1939-1949, 11 seasons)
Japanese Baseball League (Fall) (1936-1938, 3 seasons)
Japanese Baseball League (Spring) (1936-1938, 3 seasons)

Teams by Japanese Cities

None Listed, JP (19 tms) Bunkyo, JP (8 tms) Chiba, JP (22 tms) Fukuoka, JP (54 tms)
Hiroshima, JP (64 tms) Hokkaido, JP (19 tms) Kawasaki, JP (25 tms) Kobe, JP (14 tms)
Kowasaki, JP (2 tms) Kyoto, JP (3 tms) Nagoya, JP (86 tms) Nishinomiya, JP (102 tms)
Osaka, JP (154 tms) Sapporo, JP (10 tms) Sendai, JP (9 tms) Shimoneki, JP (3 tms)
Tokorozawa, JP (37 tms) Tokyo, JP (243 tms) Yokohama, JP (36 tms)

Nippon Pro Baseball on the Baseball-Reference.com Bullpen

Japanese Baseball Content on the Baseball-Reference.com Bullpen

  Team Summaries, Player Bios, Managers, Team Summaries, Japan Series, No-Hitters, Posted Players, Black Mist Scandal, Contribute, …

High Schools for Japanese Major Leaguers

Players born in Japan

Sawamura Award Winners
2014 - Chihiro Kaneko
2013 - Masahiro Tanaka
2012 - Tadashi Settsu
2011 - Masahiro Tanaka
2010 - Kenta Maeda
2009 - Hideaki Wakui
2008 - Hisashi Iwakuma
2007 - Yu Darvish
2006 - Kazumi Saito
2005 - Toshiya Sugiuchi
2004 - Kenshin Kawakami
2003 - Kazumi Saito
2003 - Kei Igawa
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About the Japanese Professional Baseball Data

Sources

This data has been provided by Ted Turocy of the Chadwick Baseball Bureau. Many Thanks to Ted for his diligent work on this.