2013 Japan Pro Baseball Travel Handbook and Media Guide


Published by Wayne Graczyk and JapanBall.com 


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The complete, updated, and only media guide to Japanese pro baseball in English. 

This annual comprehensive reference includes such essential information as:

  • League Directories 
  • Team Directories
  • Minor League Information.
  • Schedules 
  • Full Rosters, including salaries 
  • Player photos
  • Detailed stadium information 
  • In-depth statistics
  • Foreign player profiles 
  • and much more.

Endorsed by the Commissioner's Office, the Central and Pacific Leagues, and the Japan Pro Baseball Players Union.

Paperback: 128 pages



Current Edition


2013 Edition - $16.95 plus $4.95 worldwide shipping.   37th consecutive year of this guide.  

2012 Edition - $16.95 plus $4.95 worldwide shipping.   Guide is now in full color, with new Wild Card Boxes, with featurettes about each team.  And now a listing of all sports bars in Japan.

2011 Edition - $8.95 plus $4.95 worldwide shipping.   Contains all the information you've come to expect in this 35th Anniversary Edition.  Includes special Anniversary articles and photos to commemorate the Guide's history and origins.

2010 Edition - $8.95 plus $4.95 worldwide shipping.   Details on the 75th anniversary of the Hanshin Tigers, a new stadium in Okinawa, umpires making changes to conform to international standards, American Marty Brown managing his second Japanese team, in addition to a retrospective on outgoing manager Bobby Valentine.

2009 Edition - $8.95 plus $4.95 worldwide shipping.   An expanded color format features recognition of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Yomiuri Giants as Japan's first pro baseball team, information about the Mazda Stadium - new home of the Hiroshima Carp and a look back at the 50-year career as a player, coach and manager of all-time home run king Sadaharu Oh.
Earlier Editions.  If interested in earlier editions let us know by email at Bob@JapanBall.com or by using our Contact Us page.  Please note that the first year of the guide was 1976.  All are available except the following editions that are sold out: 2001, 2000, 1987, 1986, 1976.  Each guide sells for $8.95.