2012 Preseason/Exhibition Game Schedule

Nippon Pro Baseball posted the schedule for next spring’s exhibition games.

The first game of the exhibition schedule is on February 18th, a full week ahead of when Tokyo starts mixing games against other pro teams in with its routine of (mostly) intra-squad scrimmages.

There are 108 preseason games to be played by the 12 NPB teams with Tokyo taking part in 17 of those.

Tokyo will be the home team in seven of those contests while 10 games will take place on the road.

However, two of the Swallows’ “home” games will actually be played way down south in Urasoe City (Okinawa). So if you’re in the area, definitely go check the team out and report back to us!

For the sake of simplicity, I’ve created a calendar that only includes Tokyo’s fixtures.

FEBRUARY
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
19202122232425
Tokyo vs Hanshin
(Urasoe)
26
Tokyo vs Tohoku
(Urasoe)
272829
Leap Year
MARCH
123
Hokkaido vs Tokyo
(Sapporo Dome)
4
Hokkaido vs Tokyo
(Sapporo Dome)
56
Orix vs Tokyo
(Kyocera Dome)
78910
Hiroshima vs Tokyo
(Mazda Stadium)
11
Hiroshima vs Tokyo
(Fukuyama)
1213
Hanshin vs Tokyo
(Koshien)
14
Hanshin vs Tokyo
(Koshien)
1516
Tokyo vs Orix
(Jingu Stadium)
17
Tokyo vs Hanshin
(Jingu Stadium)
18
Tokyo vs Hokkaido
(Jingu Stadium)
1920
Yomiuri vs Tokyo
(Kofu)
21
Yomiuri vs Tokyo
(Tokyo Dome)
2223
Tokyo vs Saitama
(Jingu Stadium)
24
Tokyo vs Saitama
(Jingu Stadium)
25
Saitama vs Tokyo
(Seibu Dome)

 

About Christopher Pellegrini

Christopher is a budding sabermetrician and long-time supporter of Tokyo's more lovable team, the Swallows. He has publicly volunteered, several times, that he plans to buy the team at some point in the future. When he finally runs the joint, it is likely that he will fine any player who swings at the first pitch or sac bunts (unless it's a pitcher, of course). Follow him on Twitter: @chrispellegrini