Kansai Independent League

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Kansai.jpgThe Kansai Independent League was formed in Japan in 2008, with the first games being played in March 2009. [1] The four team league is designed to be a farm system for the larger Japanese baseball teams. [2]

Notable players include Eri Yoshida, the first female pro player in Japan.


As of March 2009, the league has four teams. The Kishu Rangers play in Wakayama Prefecture [3], the Kobe 9 Cruise in Kobe, the Osaka Gold Villicanes in Osaka, and the Akashi Red Soldiers.

also used the Wikipedia article about the league, [1] as they quote several trusted Japanese newspapers as sources, should be reliable.

External Links[edit]

Kansai League's official website, in Japanese