Japan’s 93rd Intercity Baseball Tournament will be live streamed for free from July 18-29


Tokyo Gas (Tokyo) players rejoice after defeating Honda Kumamoto (Ozu, Kumamoto Prefecture) and winning the 92nd Intercity Baseball Tournament at Tokyo Dome on December 9, 2021. (Mainichi/Daiki Takikawa)

TOKYO — The 93rd Intercity Baseball Tournament featuring 32 top amateur teams from across Japan will be broadcast for free from the Tokyo Dome on a special website from July 18-29.

The tournament, which has been held annually since 1927, is jointly organized by The Mainichi Newspapers Co. and the Japan Amateur Baseball Association. Many Nippon Professional Baseball draft nominees and ex-pros will play in front of large crowds at the legendary stadium in Tokyo’s Bunkyo Ward to showcase amateur baseball at its finest.

Most teams are sponsored by companies and the players themselves are employed by these companies. Last year’s champion was Tokyo Gas, a major gas company headquartered in the Japanese capital.

The tournament is known for its unique ‘boost player system’, which allows players to be called up from opposing teams that have fought – and lost – in the same regional prelims.

Another feature of the tournament is the unique way the fans cheer for their teams. Each club’s celebration team – usually the players’ colleagues – can go so far as to recreate scenes from their hometown celebrations. Others dance and cheer in their daily work clothes or uniform.

The Mainichi Newspapers will broadcast all 31 games, including the final, on the site. (https://mainichi.jp/ama-baseball/kurojishi2022).


[Schedule]= All times are Japanese Standard Time (JST) or GMT +9:00 or EDT +13:00.

== July 18 (Mon) ==

10:00 Tokyo Gas (Tokyo) vs. JR Central (Nagoya)

2:00 p.m. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries West (Kobe & Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture) vs. Nippon Steel Kashima (Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture)

18:00 Osaka Gas (Osaka) vs. JR East (Tokyo)

== July 19 (Tuesday) ==

10:00 JR East Touhoku (Sendai) vs. NTT West (Osaka)

2:00 p.m. Honda Kumamoto (Ozu, Kumamoto Prefecture) vs. Saginomiya Seisakusho (Tokyo)

18:00 Toyota Motor (Toyota, Aichi Prefecture) vs. Nippon Steel Kazusa Magic (Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture)

== July 20 (Wed.) ==

10:00 am JFE West Japan (Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture & Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture) vs. Roki Techno Toyama (Kamiichi, Toyama Prefecture)

2:00 p.m. TDK (Nikaho, Akita Prefecture) vs. Honda (Yorii & Ogawa, Saitama Prefecture)

18:00 Honda Suzuka (Suzuka, Mie Prefecture) vs. Sega Sammy (Tokyo)

== July 21 (Thursday) ==

10:00 Nippon Express (Saitama) vs. Miyazaki Umeda Gakuen (Miyazaki)

2:00 p.m. Yamaha (Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture) vs. NTT East (Tokyo)

18:00 Hitachi (Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture) vs. Nippon Shinyaku (Kyoto)

== July 22 (Fri) ==

10:00 a.m. Toho Gas (Nagoya) vs. Miki House (Yao, Osaka Prefecture)

14:00 Eneos (Yokohama) vs. Seino Transportation (Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture)

18:00 Toshiba (Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture) vs. Hokkaido Gas (Sapporo)

== July 23 (Sat) ==

10:00 JR West (Hiroshima) vs. Shikoku Bank (Kochi)

2:00 p.m. 2nd round

6:00 p.m. 2nd round

== July 24 (Sun) ==

10:00 a.m. 2nd round

2:00 p.m. 2nd round

6:00 p.m. 2nd round

== July 25 (Mon) ==

10:00 a.m. 2nd round

2:00 p.m. 2nd round

6:00 p.m. 2nd round

== July 26 (Tuesday) ==

2:00 p.m. Quarterfinals

18:00 Quarterfinals

==27. July (Wed.) ==

2:00 p.m. Quarterfinals

18:00 Quarterfinals

== July 28 (Thursday) ==

14:00 semi-finals

18:00 semi-finals

==29. July (Fri.) ==

18:00 final


93rd Intercity Baseball Broadcast Viewer Survey


After watching the live stream or recap of the 93rd Intercity Baseball Tournament (July 18-29, 2022), please let us know your satisfaction. Your answers will be used to improve future transmissions. (The Mainichi Newspapers Co.)


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