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Kansai Independent Baseball League

Kansai Independent Baseball League
Sport Baseball
Founded 2009
No. of teams 3
Country  Japan
Most recent champion(s) 06BULLS
Most titles Osaka Gold Villicanes (1),
Kobe 9 Cruise (1),
Hyogo Blue Sandars (1),
06BULLS (1)
Official website KIBL Official site

The Kansai Independent Baseball League (関西独立リーグ Kansai Dokuritsu Rīgu?) is a professional baseball league in Japan. Its debut season was in 2009. The league's nick name is KANDOK.

The league's activities became public in 2008. Plans to form the league were announced at a press conference on March 6.[1] On July 30, the names of the four teams were released.

The league held its first draft on November 16. Kobe made history, selecting 16-year-old Eri Yoshida to be the first female in an otherwise all-male league.[2] Yoshida made her professional debut at the Osaka Dome in the opening game of the KIBL on March 26, 2009 before 11,592 fans. Yoshida faced two batters, walking the first and striking-out the second in a 5-0 win over the Osaka Gold Villicanes.[3]


The league has three teams.

Team Joined City Stadium Team color
Kishu Rangers[4] 2009 Wakayama, Wakayama Wakayama Prefectural Kimiidera Baseball Stadium
Hyogo Blue Sandars 2011 Sanda, Hyōgo kippi stadium
06BULLS 2012 Higashiōsaka, Osaka Hanazono Central Stadium

Activity stop
Team Participation period City
Akashi Red Soldiers 2009 - 2010 Akashi, Hyōgo
Seoul Haechi 2010 - 2011 Wakayama, Wakayama
Kobe Suns 2011 - 2012 Kobe and Awaji Island, Hyōgo
Yamato Samurai Reds 2012 Nara

Team Participation period City
Osaka Gold Villicanes 2009 Osaka, Osaka
Kobe 9 Cruise 2009 - 2010 Kobe, Hyōgo
Osaka Hawks Dream 2011 Osaka

Championship history

Year Winner
2009 Osaka Gold Villicanes
2010 Kobe 9 Cruise
2011 Hyogo Blue Sandars
2012 06BULLS


  • This article incorporates information translated from 関西独立リーグ (Kansai Dokuritsu League) in the Japanese World Heritage Encyclopedia, retrieved on November 17, 2008.

External links

  • Kansai Independent Baseball League Official site
    • Kishu Rangers Official site
    • Hyogo Blue Sandars Official site
    • 06BULLS Official site
      • Kobe 9 Cruise Official site
      • Akashi Red Soldiers Official site

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