Japan Pacific League (Foreign) Encyclopedia and History

League History

League History
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2017Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, Saitama Seibu Lions, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
2016Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, Saitama Seibu Lions, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
2015Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, Saitama Seibu Lions, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
2014Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, Saitama Seibu Lions, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
2013Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, Saitama Seibu Lions, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
2012Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, Saitama Seibu Lions, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
2011Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, Saitama Seibu Lions, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
2010Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, Saitama Seibu Lions, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
2009Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, Saitama Seibu Lions, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
2008Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, Saitama Seibu Lions, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
2007Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, Seibu Lions, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
2006Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, Seibu Lions, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
2005Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, Seibu Lions, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
2004Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Blue Wave, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
2003Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Blue Wave, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
2002Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Blue Wave, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
2001Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Blue Wave, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
2000Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Blue Wave, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1999Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Blue Wave, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1998Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Blue Wave, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1997Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Blue Wave, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1996Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Blue Wave, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1995Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Blue Wave, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1994Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Blue Wave, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1993Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Blue Wave, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1992Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Blue Wave, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1991Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, Lotte Orions, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Blue Wave, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1990Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, Lotte Orions, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Braves, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1989Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, Lotte Orions, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Braves, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1988Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1987Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1986Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1985Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1984Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1983Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1982Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1981Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1980Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1979Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
1978Crown Lighter Lions, Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes
1977Crown Lighter Lions, Hankyu Buffaloes, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes
1976Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Taiheiyo Club Lions
1975Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Taiheiyo Club Lions
1974Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nippon Ham Flyers, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Taiheiyo Club Lions
1973Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nitaku Home Flyers, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Taiheiyo Club Lions
1972Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Toei Flyers
1971Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Toei Flyers
1970Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Toei Flyers
1969Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Toei Flyers
1968Hankyu Braves, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Toei Flyers, Tokyo Orions
1967Hankyu Braves, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Toei Flyers, Tokyo Orions
1966Hankyu Braves, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Toei Flyers, Tokyo Orions
1965Hankyu Braves, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Toei Flyers, Tokyo Orions
1964Hankyu Braves, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Toei Flyers, Tokyo Orions
1963Daimai Orions, Hankyu Braves, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Toei Flyers
1962Daimai Orions, Hankyu Braves, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Toei Flyers
1961Daimai Orions, Hankyu Braves, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Toei Flyers
1960Daimai Orions, Hankyu Braves, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Toei Flyers
1959Daimai Orions, Hankyu Braves, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Toei Flyers
1958Daimai Orions, Hankyu Braves, Kintetsu Pearls, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Toei Flyers
1957Daiei Unions, Hankyu Braves, Kintetsu Pearls, Mainichi Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Toei Flyers
1956Daiei Stars, Hankyu Braves, Kintetsu Pearls, Mainichi Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Takahashi Unions, Toei Flyers
1955Daiei Stars, Hankyu Braves, Kintetsu Pearls, Mainichi Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Toei Flyers, Tombo Unions
1954Daiei Stars, Hankyu Braves, Kintetsu Pearls, Mainichi Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Takahashi Unions, Toei Flyers
1953Daiei Stars, Hankyu Braves, Kintetsu Pearls, Mainichi Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Tokyu Flyers
1952Daiei Stars, Hankyu Braves, Kintetsu Pearls, Mainichi Dragons, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Tokyu Flyers
1951Daiei Stars, Hankyu Braves, Kintetsu Pearls, Mainichi Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Tokyu Flyers
1950Daiei Stars, Hankyu Braves, Kintetsu Pearls, Mainichi Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Clippers, Tokyu Flyers

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