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Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB)
  Forum Name  Topics/Msgs   Last Post 
NPB News
General news and commentary about Nippon Professional Baseball (Japanese Pro Yakyu).
1457 / 8031 May 2, 2017
Ask the Commish
No, I'm not the "real" Commissioner, but I'm always happy to answer questions regarding Pro Yakyu (Japanese Professional Baseball). Please READ THE FAQ first.
1738 / 7302 May 5, 2023
Pro Yakyu History
From the beginnings of baseball in Japan to historic games and players. Pro Yakyu History is here.
78 / 345 Jun 6, 2019
Records and Milestones
Records are made to be broken. Milestones are passed every day.
196 / 523 Jul 1, 2009
Open Talk
This is a forum for all to post and chat to their hearts' desire. Let's just keep it on topic - Japanese baseball. (General questions go in Ask the Commish.)
1423 / 9659 Oct 31, 2015
Pro Yakyu News
News gathered from around the Internet about what's going on in Japanese Pro Yakyu.
10078 / 10107 Apr 21, 2017
Pro Yakyu Blogs
  Forum Name  Topics/Msgs   Last Post 
Bayside West: Yokohama
Michael Westbay has been blogging about Pro Yakyu since before the word "blog" entered the vernacular. Here he writes about Pro Yakyu in general, and the Yokohama BayStars in particular.
208 / 360 Sep 24, 2014
Tiger Tails
This blog will attempt to report on as many Hanshin Tigers games as possible. Games will be, if possible, reported the day after and on rare occasions the same day.
1337 / 3598 Nov 16, 2016
The SoftBank Source
The title defense begins! Welcome to 2012, Hawks fans!
296 / 367 Apr 3, 2012
Japanese Baseball Daily
John reviews the day's games .... RSS Feeds for the Japan Baseball Weekly Podcasts can be found here:
885 / 947 Jun 17, 2024
Switch Pitcher
The chronicles of youth baseball in Japan.
8 / 21 Feb 14, 2012
Other Asian Leagues
  Forum Name  Topics/Msgs   Last Post 
High School
News about the biannual national high school championships at Koshien and other happenings in Japanese high school baseball.
1415 / 1562 Aug 16, 2016
Amateur Ball
Amateur baseball in Japan encompasses collegiate and industrial leagues. These are training grounds for future NPB stars.
393 / 410 Nov 15, 2014
Independent Leagues
News from the startup independent professional minor leagues in Japan: the Shikoku Island League and Hokushinetsu Baseball Challenge League.
242 / 256 Mar 19, 2017
KBO News
News and information about the Korean Baseball Organization.
2481 / 2840 Oct 22, 2016
News and information about Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League.
1877 / 2346 May 27, 2016
Baseball Asia
News and information about baseball throughout Asia. This is the catch all for news not NPB, KBO, or CPBL specific.
759 / 915 Mar 30, 2016
Play Ball!
Amateur baseball is a way for fans to participate in the sport we love. But how does one find a team? Where can one tell the world how one's team is doing? Tell us about your amateur team in Japan here.
19 / 67 May 12, 2012
Around Asia
There have been a number of fans with info on Taiwanese and Korean baseball. This is the spot for baseball in the Far East.
140 / 493 Apr 13, 2007
Major League Baseball (MLB)
  Forum Name  Topics/Msgs   Last Post 
This is your forum for Japan-MLB related discussions.
737 / 4814 Jul 13, 2014
Rumor Mill
Who's next to head to the MLB? Who are the scouts focusing on? This is rumor central here.
209 / 1870 Aug 10, 2010
MLB News
News gathered from around the Internet regarding Japanese players in MLB.
1455 / 1481 Apr 8, 2016
  Forum Name  Topics/Msgs   Last Post 
Video Games
From Famicom to the PlayStation, Pro Yakyu has been a popular "sport" on game consoles. Game tips and information go here.
602 / 3714 Sep 25, 2015
Media Guide
Breaking news on upcoming TV, radio, and Internet broadcasts. (Threads are deleted soon after broadcasts are complete.)
72 / 305 Apr 28, 2009
Book Reviews
Read a good book on Pro Yakyu lately? Wonder about something a book stated? Looking for books about Japanese baseball? This is the place.
24 / 144 Mar 6, 2013
Interviews with people involved with the game.
112 / 161 Feb 23, 2015
Get your sizzling hot links to other Pro Yakyu related sites here! Feel free to submit web site reviews with links.
42 / 147 Feb 9, 2011
Open Letters
Have a message for a player that you don't mind the whole world reading? I can not guarantee that the player will read it, so if that's important, read the FAQ. [READ COMPLETELY BEFORE POSTING]
3 / 3 Jun 21, 2007
This forum is for site administration and announcements.
215 / 610 Feb 6, 2022

This is a site about Pro Yakyu (Japanese Baseball), not about who the next player to go over to MLB is. It's a community of Pro Yakyu fans who have come together to share their knowledge and opinions with the world. It's a place to follow teams and individuals playing baseball in Japan (and Asia), and to learn about Japanese (and Asian) culture through baseball.

It is my sincere hope that once you learn a bit about what we're about here that you will join the community of contributors.

Michael Westbay
(aka westbaystars)

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