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League History

League History
Year Tm
2017Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
2016Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
2015Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
2014Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
2013Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
2012Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
2011Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
2010Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
2009Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
2008Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
2007Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
2006Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
2005Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
2004Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
2003Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
2002Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
2001Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
2000Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
1999Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
1998Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
1997Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
1996Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
1995Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
1994Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
1993Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
1992Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1991Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1990Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1989Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1988Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1987Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1986Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1985Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1984Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1983Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1982Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1981Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1980Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1979Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1978Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1977Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Taiyo Whales, Yakult Swallows, Yomiuri Giants
1976Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Taiyo Whales, Yakult Swallows, Yomiuri Giants
1975Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Taiyo Whales, Yakult Swallows, Yomiuri Giants
1974Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Taiyo Whales, Yakult Swallows, Yomiuri Giants
1973Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Taiyo Whales, Yakult Atoms, Yomiuri Giants
1972Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Taiyo Whales, Yakult Atoms, Yomiuri Giants
1971Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Taiyo Whales, Yakult Atoms, Yomiuri Giants
1970Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Taiyo Whales, Yakult Atoms, Yomiuri Giants
1969Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Sankei Atoms, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1968Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Sankei Atoms, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1967Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Sankei Atoms, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1966Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Sankei Atoms, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1965Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Sankei Swallows, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1964Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1963Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1962Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1961Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1960Chunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Osaka Tigers, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1959Chunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Osaka Tigers, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1958Chunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Osaka Tigers, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1957Chunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Osaka Tigers, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1956Chunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Osaka Tigers, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1955Chunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Osaka Tigers, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1954Chunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Osaka Tigers, Taiyo-Shochiku Robins, Yomiuri Giants
1953Chunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Osaka Tigers, Taiyo-Shochiku Robins, Yomiuri Giants
1952Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Nagoya Dragons, Osaka Tigers, Shochiku Robins, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1951Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Nagoya Dragons, Osaka Tigers, Shochiku Robins, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
1950Chunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Nishi Nippon Pirates, Osaka Tigers, Shochiku Robins, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants

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Sources

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The Hall of Fame dataset

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The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

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