Japan Women's Baseball League

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Japan Women's Baseball League
Sport Baseball
Founded 17 August 2009
CEO Satoshi Katagiri
No. of teams 4
Country Japan
Most recent
champion(s)
Hyogo Dione
Most titles Hyogo Swing Smileys (2)
Official website http://www.jwbl.jp/

The Japan Women's Baseball League or JWBL (Japanese: 日本女子プロ野球リーグ, Hepburn: Nihon Joshi Puro Yakyū Rīgu, formerly Girls Professional Baseball League or GPBL until 2012) is the highest level of women's baseball in Japan.[1][2]

Teams[edit]

Team Location Former names Team color
Saitama Astraia Saitama East Astraia (2013–14)
Hyogo Dione Awaji Island Hyogo Swing Smileys (2010–12)
South Dione (2013–14)
Kyoto Flora Kyoto Kyoto Asto Dreams (2010–12)
West Flora (2013–14)
Reia Sendai Osaka Brabee Honeys (2012)
North Reia (2013–'14)
Tohoku Reia (2015)
VICTORIA SERIES
Team Participation team Team color
All West Japan West Flora, South Dione
All East Japan East Astraia, North Reia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krieger, Daniel (2012-03-19). "For Some Women, the Name of the Game Is Baseball". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  2. ^ "日本女子プロ野球リーグ JWBL". www.jwbl.jp. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 

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