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Yakult Minor League Team?
I don't know much about the minor league or whatever they have for NPB, but I was just wondering if the Swallows had a minor league team? What are they called, and where they play if possible?
Re: Yakult Minor League Team?
[ Author: Jbroks86 | Posted: Feb 23, 2008 11:12 AM | SFT Fan ]

This topic talks about the history of the minor leagues in Japan.

- [...] but I was just wondering if the Swallows had a minor league team?

Yes, all of the NPB teams have a single farm team. Currently there are two leagues: Western and Eastern. The Swallows' farm team is in the Eastern League.

The majority of farm teams share the same uniform and name as their parent team. Though, the Lions and Buffaloes have sold the name rights to their farm teams away.

This page should help you out on some basic information about the Swallows' farm team's stadium, location, and some other basic information.
Re: Yakult Minor League Team?
[ Author: Deanna | Posted: Feb 26, 2008 12:36 AM | NIP Fan ]

The Yakult farm team plays at Yakult Toda Stadium, yeah. I rode my bike there last fall and looked around a bit. (Huh, I never did actually post pictures from that.) It's in the middle of a beautiful park in Bijogi. They're not kidding about that bank over third base side -- basically there's a bike/walking path at the top of a hill, and if you go down the hill, there's the stadium and some softball fields and a playground and other stuff.

(I haven't been there for an actual game, though, no. I plan to go sometime this year, hopefully. It's actually incredibly close to the Chiba Lotte Marines' minor league park near Musashi-Urawa station as well -- about a mile away, maybe? If you have a bicycle and live anywhere near Kawaguchi/Warabi/Urawa, it's a pretty great bike ride. Just be careful going up Road 17.)

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