Today’s Interleague Games

» 13 June 2009 » In npb »

I’m watching Hiroshima vs Seibu on the NPB Live page if anyone wants to join me. When I turned on the game, it struck me that Hiroshima and Seibu played each other in the 1986 Japan Series. Then I realized that yesterday I watched Hanshin vs Lotte, and they played in the 2005 Japan Series. And it turns out that we’ve seen all of today’s interleague matchups except one in previous Japan Series’.

  • Seibu vs Hiroshima, 1986
  • Hanshin vs Lotte, 2005
  • Nippon Ham vs Chunichi, 2006 & 2007
  • Orix vs Yakult, 2001 (Yakult vs Kintetsu) & 1995 (Yakult vs Orix)
  • Yomiuri vs SoftBank, 2000 (when the Hawks were still owned by Daiei)
  • Yokohama vs Rakuten… I think it will be a while before we see this one

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  1. Patrick
    13/06/2009 at 9:39 pm Permalink

    This will be the first NPB game I have watched live this year, with the exception of half a game yesterday. Maybe I’ll go to bed in the middle if Hiroshima is losing.

  2. Patrick
    13/06/2009 at 10:02 pm Permalink

    It’s amazing how many Carp fans there are in attendance at the Seibu Dome. It looks like a Carp home game.

  3. Patrick
    14/06/2009 at 8:44 am Permalink

    Wonder what the probability of this happening is (Rakuten throws a wrench into the whole thing tho)

  4. Patrick
    15/06/2009 at 4:42 am Permalink

    The Carp and Lions also hooked up in the 1991 Series, the last time the Carp appeared in the Series.

  5. Patrick
    15/06/2009 at 6:57 am Permalink

    Thanks for pointing that out. I didn’t think of that one.