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Miyazaki Umeda Gakuen pays a courtesy call on the governor in front of the Intercity Baseball Tournament

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Intercity Baseball Tournament will start at Tokyo Dome on the 18th of this month, and Miyazaki Umeda Gakuen will play against Nippon Express on the 21st.

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City competition baseball tournament(I want to do it,the Intercity Baseball Tournament) Is every yearSummer: Done inAdult baseballTournament tournament. "Baseball against city, Or simply "City oppositionAlso called.


1927(Showa 2)1th competitionIs an old baseball tournament that was held.1941Cancellation,1943から1945There was also a tournament interruption due to the war.

Before the first event, I went to JapanProfessional baseballDoes not exist,Tokyo Roku UniversityWhile student baseball was at the top, includingTokyo Nichini Shimbun(CurrentMainichi Shimbun) Shintaro Shimazaki, who was a newspaper reporter,Major LeagueInspired by the fact that he has adopted a franchise system rooted in the local area, he devised a baseball tournament for working adults based on cities in Japan.Tokyo Nichi Nichi ShimbunWaseda baseball clubWas in sync with ShimazakiShin HashidoWas welcomed as a guest, and it took about a year to persuade the people involved in leading club teams nationwide, and in 1.A tournament where teams representing each city in Japan competeIt was decided to be opened as.This is the beginning of the Intercity Baseball Tournament.

Because of this,Adult Baseball Japan ChampionshipEven now, which has become one of the two major titles of adult baseball, the unique notation "city name / team name" is used, and the participating teams are recommended by the mayor or the mayor to represent the city where they are located. In addition to submitting a letteruniformThe city town emblem is to be attached to the right sleeve of.Besides this, "Reinforcement player systemAs a "regional representative," it is a tournament that competes for the number one position in amateur baseball in Japan.There are many fans who are deeply rooted in the fierce battles of working people and club teams from all over the world, the unique system of "reinforcement system", and the support battles with a rich local flavor.

Organizer / sponsor

The Mainichi Newspapers have been hosting the event since the days of the Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shimbun.20th competitionIn (1949)Japan Professional Baseball Association(CurrentJapan Baseball Federation) Was launched and co-sponsored by the Mainichi Newspapers.It is also a sports newspaper affiliated with the Mainichi Newspapers.Sports Nippon ShimbunIs sponsored by84th competitionFrom (2013), the reason is that "regional promotion is being promoted by competitions between teams representing the city."Ministry of Internal Affairs and CommunicationsIs listed as a sponsor.


The terms in the biography are detailed in the following articles.

  • 1927 1th All Japan City Baseball TournamentHeld (Shogun).
  • 1933 7th competition..The best player award system started.
  • 1934 8th competition..The first theme song "City opposition baseball march songIs established.
  • With the establishment of Manchuria in 1935, the name of the tournament was changed.City competition baseball tournamentAnd9th competition..There will be no recommendation from the organizer, and all participating teams will go through qualifying.
  • 1936 10th competition.Shin HashidoWith the death of , the best player award will be the "Hashido Award".
  • 1938 12th competition..Opened in the fall of the previous yearKorakuen StadiumMove the venue to.
  • 1939 13th competition..Commencement of the Distinguished Service Award system.
  • 1941 15th competitionHowever, while finishing the qualifying, the tournament was canceled according to the instructions of the authorities (the round is valid).
  • 1943-1945 The tournament was canceled due to the worsening war situation.
  • 1946 17th competitionThe tournament is back. The 3rd place playoff will be held for the first time.
  • 1947 18th competition..The recommended participation system for the winning team of the previous year started (continued until 1957, abolished once in 1958, revived in 1959 for only one year, and the system was put into operation again from 1).Renamed the Distinguished Service Award to "Kuji Award". Started awarding the yellow lion flag to the 1963rd place team.
  • 1949 20th competition..The Japanese Baseball League will be the organizer and will be co-sponsored by the Mainichi Newspapers. Established the second theme song "Song to praise the Intercity Baseball Tournament".
  • 1950 21th competition..Reinforcement system is started.
  • 1954 25th competition..For the first time, a night game will be included in the schedule.
  • 1955 26th competition.. Started the award system for athletes who participated for 10 consecutive years.
  • 1956 27th competition.Michimaro OnoFounded the "Ono Prize" after his death.
  • 1963 34th competition..Cheering party competition started.
  • 1964 35th competition.Okinawa under US occupationOne team (Ryukyu Tobacco) was invited to participate.
  • 1973 44th competition.. Established "Wakashishi Award".
  • 1977 48th competition..Cold game system operation started.
  • 1979 50th competition..Started using metal bats.
  • 1980 51th competition..The tournament will be held in the fall in relation to the international tournament.
  • 1988 59th competition..VenueKorakuen StadiumOpened in March of this yearTokyo DomeTransfer to
  • 1989 60th competition..Designated hitter system operation started.
  • 1997 68th competition..The recommended participation system for the winning team of the previous year has been abolished again.All participating teams are required to break through the qualifying.
  • 2002 73th competition..The use of metal bats was banned and returned to wooden bats.Late August-early September from this year to 2010[Annotation 1].
  • 2003 74th competition..Started operation of tie-break system.
  • 2011 82th competition.Great East Japan EarthquakeFor one year only due to the influence ofKyocera Dome OsakaでJapan ChampionshipAlso held.The recommended participation system for the winning team from the previous year has been revived for the second time.
  • 2019 90th competition.. In commemoration of the 90th event and the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Japanese Baseball League, the third-generation theme song "Song of adult baseball"The pride of our cityIs enacted.
  • 2020 91th competition.Tokyo OlympicsThe event was set from November 11nd to December 22rd in consideration of security issues related to the event, alleviation of congestion such as traffic congestion, and the schedule of professional baseball.[Annotation 2]..However, although the Tokyo Olympics were postponed to the following year due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the schedule for the Intercity Baseball Tournament has not changed.[Annotation 3], Was held from November to December as scheduled.
  • 2021 92th competition..Postponed to the current yearTokyo OlympicsIt was held from November 11th to December 28th in consideration of security issues related to the event, alleviation of congestion such as traffic congestion, and the schedule of professional baseball.[Annotation 4].
  • 2022 93th competition. For the first time in three years, the schedule was returned to the original summer, and it was held.


As of 2017, the national convention will be held in late July.Prior to this, the first qualifying round will be held from April to May, and the second qualifying round will be held from May to June in each district.

Until 2001

Until 2001, as a general rule, it was held at the beginning of the summer vacation from late July to early August, and was known as the "Midsummer Ball Feast."As an exception51 times(1980) IsIBAF World CupHeld in November with the holding of63 times(1992)When67 times(1996) IsSummer olympicIt has been postponed from late August to early September because (then hardball baseball was the official event) and the normal dates overlap.

To be held in late August

73th competition(2002) Was changed to late August-early September.In the previous holding period,National High School Baseball Championship Regional TournamentWas held at the same time, and the exposure to the media was low, so it was postponed for about a month.However, it was unknown whether it resulted in an increase in mobilization, such as the start of a new semester for elementary and junior high school students in September.In addition, it was pointed out that the interval between the main races is too long because the main race will start in late August, while the city competition qualifiers will be held from May to June in consideration of the Koshien qualifiers.

To be held again in July

February 2011, by the Japanese Baseball League2012It has been decided that the tournament will be held again in July.Organizer / Mainichi Shimbun article[1] According to this, the schedule of the adult baseball tournament has been extended for more than a month since 2003, and "there is a risk that players will be separated from the workplace by reducing the time they spend on the company business." And international competition (Asian Baseball Championship,Asian Games,IBAF World Cup[Annotation 5],IBAF Intercontinental Cup[Annotation 6] There are many cases where the schedule of the Japan Championships overlaps with other), so there was an opinion that the tournament schedule should be reviewed.

For this reason, from the perspective of reviewing the schedule of adult baseball so that it can be completed by the end of October, we decided to aim to review the schedule of the two major tournaments and the JABA tournament that accompanies the Japan Championships, and hold an intercity baseball tournament.2002The event has been held since late August-early September, and it will be adjusted to return to the event in mid-late July, which is almost the same as in the past.83th competition(2012) Was announced to open on July 7th.


The 2020st tournament in 91Tokyo OlympicsThe holding period has been changed from November 11nd to December 22rd, taking into account issues such as security and traffic restrictions, on the premise that it will be held at the time of the normal city competition.Instead of this, the Japan Championship was decided to be held in July, but due to the problem of the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the Japan Championship was canceled. With the Tokyo Olympics, which was postponed to the current year, the 12nd Games in 3 will be held from November 7th to December 2021th, and the holding period will be changed to 92 from the previous year. Since the session was late for about a week, it was the latest opening and closing in the history of the Games.In this year as well, the Japan Championships were advanced from June to July, but unlike the previous year, they were held as planned.

Postponed due to the effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake and concurrently serve as the "Japan Championship"

20113/11Occurred inTohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake(Great East Japan Earthquake), The organizer, the Japanese Baseball League, was in discussions on March 3, taking into account the power situation, from August 25.82th competitionWas postponed to autumn, and at the same time as the event was postponed at Tokyo Dome10/29The "38th Japan Championship", which was scheduled to be held from, was canceled and the session was canceled.10/22After moving forward, we decided to hold the Intercity Baseball Tournament as a tournament that doubles as the Japan Championship (however, not counted as the number of times as the Japan Championship), and to make the winning team the Japan Championship.[2]..The Japan Championship and the Intercity Baseball Tournament are combined before the Japan Championship becomes a single tournament.1972Since then.

After that, this 82nd tournament was the first time in history outside the Kanto region, and it lasted for 10 days from October 22nd.Kyocera Dome OsakaAnnounced to do in[3][Annotation 7]..The winning team of this tournamentJR East Hardball Baseball ClubThe victory certificate forWe will be certified as the best baseball player in Japan this year.There was a case[4].

Tournament method

Tournament methodso,QualifyingMay be used inLoser RevivalIs not done.17th competitionFrom (1946)38th competitionUntil (1967)SemifinalsBy losing teams3rd place matchWas done, but is no longer done.

Match format / rules

  • In principleOfficial baseball rulesIn addition to being held in accordance with the rules, the internal rules of amateur baseball and the internal rules of the Japanese Baseball League also apply.
  • batWas using a metal bat (50th competitionFrom (1979)72th competition(2001)), but other than that, wooden bats are used.
  • Nominated batterUse the system (it is possible that the team does not have a designated hitter at its own discretion).The designated hitter system was introduced60th competitionOr later.

Cold game

  • 49th competitionFrom (1978), the cold game system was introduced. If there is a point difference of 7 points or more at the end of 8 or 10 times, no further innings will be performed.However, the cold game system does not apply in the finals.

Tie break

Because I sometimes play 1 or 3 games a day,2003The tie-break system has been established.The initial requirements for introduction are to meet both of the following two points.

  1. Must be at least 4 hours from the start of the match
  2. Must be extended 13 times or more

If this condition is met and the score is still tied, the offense will start with the bases loaded with one out when entering a new inning.The first batter in that inning is the next batter to the last batter of the previous offensive inning.The first base runner is the last batter of the previous offensive inning, the second base runner is the batting order before the first base runner, and the third base runner is the batting order before the second base runner.In this case, when the previously placed runner survives, the RBI and score are recorded, but the pitcher's earned run is not recorded.Also, one inning in a tiebreaker is two-thirds of the record.

In this system, since 20032008In the meantime, the match actually applied is76th competitionOf the fourth roundXNUMX BankversusDuploThere was only one match (14 times overtime, tiebreaker, 15 times overtime, 9 Bank 8x-1 Duplo).

80th competition(2009), Regardless of the match time, the tiebreaker will be applied from the 11th extension (however, it will be the same after the semi-finals).Tiebreakers were applied to 80 games in the 4th tournament and 81 games in the 5st tournament.

82th competition(2011), It was decided to apply a tie-break according to the selected batting order from the 12th extra time regardless of the match time. In the 12th batting order, the manager designates the starting batter before the 12th attack, and after the 13th inning, the batting order will be continuous from the previous time.

In the two semi-finals and the finals, this tie-break system will be applied from 2 when the match time exceeds 2016 hours.

89th competition(2018From),WBSCIn order to meet the criteria of, the batting order selection, from XNUMXst bases loaded, was changed to "continuous batting order, XNUMXst, XNUMXnd bases loaded".

91th competition(2020),and,92th competition(2021In), as a preventive measure against the infection of the new coronavirus infection, it was changed to "from 10 extra times, batting order selection, 1 bases loaded with death" in order to shorten the game time.In the final match, 9 times will be completed and the match time will be applied after 4 hours.

93th competition(2022), tie-breaks will be applied from 10 extra innings, including the final.As a continuous batting order from the previous time, it was changed to start the attack from the state from the first and second base without death.


To participate in the tournament, it is necessary to win the qualifying round in each district.The district is being reviewed as appropriate89th competitionThe district allocation was also changed in.The current district allocation and the number of participating teams are as follows. (bracketsThe number of teams participating in the main race)

  • Hokkaido area (1)
  • Tohoku area (2)
  • Kita Shinetsu area (Niigata, Nagano, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui) (1)
  • Kita-Kantou area (Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma) (2)
  • Minami Kanto area (Saitama / Chiba) (3)
  • Tokyo area (4)
  • West Kanto area (Kanagawa / Yamanashi) (2)
  • Tokai area (Shizuoka, Aichi, Gifu, Mie) (6)
  • Kinki district (5)
  • China district (2)
  • Shikoku district (1)
  • Kyushu area (2)

In addition to this, the team that won the previous year's tournament will be exempted from qualifying as recommended by the organizer.[Annotation 8].

The team that participates in the main race is basically the hometown of that team.市町村In order to participate as a representative, in the media, the name of the city, town, and village is written in parentheses after the team name.However, the sponsor newspaperMainichi NewspapersOn the contrary, the team name is enclosed in parentheses, giving priority to the city, town, and village names.AlsoTokyospecial areaRegarding (Tokyo 23 wards), it is not the special ward name of the home town, but the uniform "Tokyo representative"[Annotation 9]Treated as.Also, teams based in multiple cities (JFE West Japan,Mitsubishi Heavy Industries WestEtc.) will be treated as "representatives of multiple cities" as a special case.

First qualifying

As mentioned above, qualifying will be held in 12 districts.In most districts, in order to participate in the qualifying to decide to participate in the main race, the first qualifying is conducted in advance in units of one or more prefectures, and only the teams that pass this are qualified to participate in the qualifying. In contrast to the 1st qualifying, the qualifying that takes place in the main race is called the 1nd qualifying.

The wide area qualifying (Kanto area and Kinki area) was held between the teams that lost the runner-up in the second qualifying.83th competitionThe qualifying was changed from, and further qualifying conducted by the runner-up team is no longer held.

Qualifying format

The format of the second qualifying round can be determined by the district federation, and tournaments and league games are used.Methods are often changed to prevent upsets.

Below is91st Tournament QualifyingThis is the format adopted in each district.

  • Hokkaido area
A league match between four teams that have won the first qualifying round.If the top two teams have the same wins and losses, a national team match will be held, and if the top three teams have the same wins and losses, a national team match will be held.
  • Tohoku area
A tournament with repechage will be held by 1 teams that have won the first qualifying round.
  • Hokushinetsu district
Eight teams that have won the first qualifying round will play the tournament. Until 1, the repechage tournament was used in combination with each winner, but in 8 the repechage was abolished.
  • North Kanto area
A tournament with repechage will be held by 1 teams that have won the first qualifying round.
  • South Kanto area
A tournament with repechage will be held by 1 teams that have won the first qualifying round.
  • Tokyo area
A total of 1 teams, 2 teams that won the 1st qualifying round and 6 teams that were exempt from the 8st qualifying round, will hold a tournament with repechage.
  • West Kanto area
A total of 1 teams, 6 teams that won the 1st qualifying round and 3 teams that were exempt from the 9st qualifying round, will play 3 block-decision tournaments, and then the 1st place team in each tournament will play a league match.If the winning percentages of the three teams are lined up in a league match, a national team tournament will be held.
  • Tokai district
A total of 1 teams, 2 teams that won the 1st qualifying round and 14 teams that were exempt from the 16st qualifying round, will hold a repechage tournament.
  • Kinki area
A total of 1 teams, 7 teams that won the 1st qualifying round and 7 teams that were exempt from the 14st qualifying round, will hold a repechage tournament.
  • China area
The eight teams that won the first qualifying round will be divided into two leagues with four teams each and a round-robin league match will be held.A tournament with repechage will be held by the top two teams in each league.
  • Shikoku area
A tournament will be held by the four teams that have won the first qualifying round.
  • Kyushu area
The 1 teams that won the first qualifying round will hold a tournament with repechage.

First qualifying

This is a qualifying round that is held to determine the teams that will participate in the 2nd qualifying round.In prefectures with a small number of teams, joint first qualifying rounds may be held in districts that straddle neighboring prefectures (eg Okayama, Tottori, Shimane).In some cases, teams that have passed the first qualifying round by one prefecture may be given the right to participate in the joint first qualifying round with neighboring prefectures (example: Shizuoka first qualifying round, Aichi first qualifying round, Mie 1st qualifying round). Granted the right to participate in the first qualifying round of Aichi and Sanko).The joint first qualifying held in this case will be treated in the same way as other first qualifying.

Corporate teams belonging to each prefectural federation often do not participate (exempt) in the first qualifying round.The purpose of this is to give the corporate team the privilege of exemption from the first qualifying because of the significant difference in ability, and at the same time give the club team many opportunities for actual battle.In some prefectures, corporate teams are required to participate in the first qualifying round in order to promote interaction between corporate teams and club teams, but in most games there is an overwhelming difference.In addition, when a corporate team participates in the first qualifying, it will be a super seed such as appearing in the semi-finals and finals.[Annotation 10]Or, there are also places where only the corporate team plays a match to determine the representative ranking of the second qualifying (participation is confirmed) in a separate frame.[Annotation 11].

Reinforcement player

The "reinforcement player system" is a system unique to the Intercity Baseball Tournament, in which the teams representing each district are limited to the tournament from the teams that lost in the local qualifying round in the same district, up to a maximum of three people.Rent a playerIt is a system that can be done.In some cases, teammates who have lost in the district qualifying will play in different team uniforms in this tournament.In addition, the winning team of the previous year can not use the reinforcement player system instead of being able to participate in the main tournament (however, if you decline the recommendation and participate in the district qualifying and decide to participate in the main tournament, the reinforcement player It is possible to use the system, and there have been such cases in the past (Later)).

This is the reason why each team participates as "city representative ≒ district representative", and there is an advantage for the participating teams to make up for their own team weaknesses.[Annotation 12] On the other hand, it is also a bet in a sense because the team's team changes depending on the reinforcement player.In addition, it is extremely difficult for players to participate in the main race for the team to which they belong for 10 consecutive years, and it is indispensable for the 10th consecutive participation commendation (described later) to be constantly selected as a reinforcement player. ..

Official baseball rulesAccording to 1/11 (a) (1), players of the same team are required to wear the same uniforms, so the teams participating in this tournament will prepare uniforms for reinforcement players.In many cases, the uniform number given to the reinforcement player is in the 1s, which is larger than the number used by the players of the own team (generally from 20 digit to 30s), but there is an empty number in the uniform number used by the players of the own team. In that case, the reinforcement player may give an empty number.In some cases, the number assigned by the player who was not registered on the bench in the reinforcement team may be assigned.Reinforcement players will join the team from the day two weeks before the start of the main race.If an official match is held in the meantime, it is possible for the reinforcement player to participate in the match as a member of the joining team at the discretion of the tournament organizer.

Since reinforcements will be carried out within the area, there will be many cases where they will be reinforced by rival teams, but it is said that the players selected for reinforcement cannot refuse this.[Annotation 13].

In addition, it is not the duty of the participating team to select a reinforcement player, and the reinforcement player system is not used.[Annotation 14]Or, it is not uncommon for only one or two people to be reinforced.Recently, the number of corporate teams has been decreasing, and most of the leading teams will participate in the main race, so it is not possible to select reinforcement players, and as a result, there are a number of teams that have no choice but to challenge the main race without reinforcement.In addition, it is difficult for players belonging to club teams to be flexible in their work and to be selected.Therefore, from the 1st tournament (2), the upper limit of reinforcement players for one team has been lowered (described later).

After that, there are cases where the team is transferred to a team that was previously convened as a reinforcement player due to the suspension or dissolution of the team to which it belongs.


  • 1950, Professional baseball, which had been played in 8 baseball teams until then, expanded to 2 baseball teams at once due to the division of 15 leagues, etc., but many players were pulled out from adult baseball because there were not enough players to match it. It was.Concerned about the decline in the level of the tournament, the Intercity Baseball Tournament Headquarters has created a system to borrow players from teams that lost in the district qualifying for a limited time.
  • From 19501977Until then, at the end of the first qualifying round for each prefecture, the teams that advanced to the second qualifying round could select up to five reinforcement players from the teams that lost the first qualifying round.After that, it was possible to reinforce even after the end of the second qualifying, so each team was allowed to reinforce up to 1 people.
  • 1978から2009Until the end of the first qualifying, reinforcement was not done, and after the end of the second qualifying, up to five reinforcement players were selected per team.
  • 2010As a result, the maximum number of reinforcement players for one team has been reduced to three.

Selection method

  • After the second qualifying round, officers such as managers of each team will make a selection.
  • If there are multiple national teams in the same area, the second national team will select after the first national team has completed the selection.In other words, excellent players are often the reinforcement players of the top participating teams, so the winning ranking in the qualifying is also the key to advance to the top in the main race.
  • It is also possible to select players from the teams that lost in the first qualifying (almost rarely in recent years).

Combination lottery

73st tournament (2002), It has been open to the public at the request of fans (venues vary from year to year).

Since representatives will participate in each district and there is a possibility that multiple teams from the same company will participate, the combination lottery will be held as follows.

  • まず32チームのトーナメントの「やぐら」を作り、左から1番、2番…31番、32番と番号を振る。次に1番から8番までをAブロック、9番から16番までをBブロック、17番から24番までをCブロック、25番から32番までをDブロックとする。
  • Divide the district into "odd" (first base bench in the first round) and "even" (third base bench in the first round) so that teams in the same district do not play in the first round.The odd and even numbers are decided by the representative of each district's first national team (the manager often draws lots).Odd and even numbers are decided in order from the Tokai area with the largest number of representatives, and it ends when either frame reaches 1 teams, and the areas without lottery are distributed to the vacant one.
  • The team designated by the tournament secretariat will be used as the "specific match seed", and the first match will be assigned to the pre-specified match date and number of matches (○ th match).[Annotation 15].. (In the case of the 77th tournament) The purpose is to ensure smooth entry and exit by setting a team with an expected spectator mobilization of 15,000 or more as a specific seed team (since the specific seed team is not set in the same match). Specific seed teams will not compete in the first match).
  • When multiple teams from the same company are participating in this tournament[Annotation 16][Annotation 17], In order to avoid the match in the first round, if there are teams in the same company among odd numbers (even numbers), first draw a lottery to allocate these teams to each block of A, B, C and D.
  • When these are completed, the representatives of the teams in the odd-numbered districts of the remaining teams will draw a block lottery.
  • Next, the main lottery will be held in which the numbered cards are drawn in order from the A block.
  • In the same way, the lottery divided into blocks → the main lottery will be held for the even-numbered districts.
  • After 32 teams are assigned to Yagura, confirmation will be made focusing on the following two points, and in some cases benchside replacement will be carried out.
    • Allow the same bench to be used when teams within the same company play consecutive games.
    • Avoid using the same bench when specific seed teams play consecutive games (because it is difficult to smoothly change spectators).
  • Due to these relationships, the first round (1st and 5nd rounds at the 10th and 1th commemorative tournaments) is not always held in order from the left side (upper side) of the tournament table.
  • The team that won the previous tournament, which is allowed to participate in the recommendation (Defending champion) Is promised to participate in the match on the opening day (in principle, he will participate in the opening match, but there was no recommendation frame.1997から2010Up to, and as a special case of the commemorative tournament, the first match of the second round[Annotation 18] Was done as2014except for)
  • When the number of participating teams exceeds 32 in the commemorative tournament, the team with the last representative slot in the increased district (in the case of the 85th tournament, Tokyo 4th representative and Tokai 7th representative) will automatically play the first round. Assigned to.

Number of games allocated per day

  • Depending on the number of participating teams and the total number of games, the year of 32 teams and 31 games will be
    • 初日前日のプロ野球がナイターである場合、原則として1日目に1回戦1試合、2日目から6日目まで1回戦3試合ずつ、7日目と8日目は2回戦3試合ずつ、9日目は2回戦2試合と準々決勝1試合、10日目は準々決勝3試合、11日目は準決勝2試合、12日目に決勝戦を行う。
    • If the day before the first day is a day game, or if no match has been organized from the base, 1 matches will be played on the 8st to 1th days (2st and 3nd rounds).The quarterfinals will be played two games each on the 9th and 10th days.
    • 一方で、記念大会で34チーム33試合となる年は、1日目に1回戦2試合・2回戦1試合、2日目から6日目まで2回戦3試合ずつ、7日目と8日目は3回戦3試合ずつ、9日目は3回戦2試合と準々決勝1試合、10日目は準々決勝3試合、11日目は準決勝2試合、12日目に決勝戦を行う。
  • As an exception
    • 2005(第76回大会)までは11日間に渡って行われ、1回戦・2回戦の行われる初日から8日目までは1日3試合、9日目準々決勝は4試合一括、10日目準決勝2試合、11日目に決勝戦を行っていた(第76回大会は会場の都合等で2回戦を1日に4試合組んだ日もあった)。
    • 2006From (77th Tournament), the session has been extended by one day to 1 days.This is to minimize the health damage caused by the consecutive battles of the teams advancing to the quarterfinals, and to avoid the harmful effects of the end of the 12th game near midnight by making 1 games a day.Therefore, there was only one match immediately after the opening ceremony on the first day, and three matches a day from the second to the tenth day.
    • 2011Since the first day of (82nd Tournament Kyocera Dome Osaka) was set on Saturday, it will be held in the same format as the 2005 tournament.
    • 2012(The 83rd Tournament) has returned to the same format as the 2006-2010 tournament.
    • 2015(86th Tournament) is the day before the opening dayAll-Star Round 1 of Professional BaseballHowever, due to the fact that it was held at Tokyo Dome, the opening day was Saturday, so on the 1st and 6th days (the first and last days of the first round), only two games were held for adjustment.
    • 2021(第91回大会)初日(開会式当日)が日曜日だったため、それを含め、8日目(2回戦最終日)までの24試合は1日3試合づつ開催。準々決勝は9・10日目の2日間に2試合づつに分けて開催した[6]Similarly, it returned to the summer event2022The schedule for (92nd) is the same as above because the first day is Marine Day (July 7), which is a national holiday, and the professional baseball game on the previous day was a day game.
  • The game start time, which is a rough guide, is
    • 1st game 10:30
    • 2nd game 14:00 (2st game on 1nd game day is 13:30)
    • 3rd match 18:00 (2nd match on 2 match days, 1 match day)
    The first day will be one game day, but since the opening ceremony will be held, it will start at 1:1.
    If the previous match is prolonged, the start time of the next match will be delayed by about 1 hour after the end of the previous match, but if it ends early, the start time of the match will not be advanced.


The expression peculiar to the tournament stands out.

Personal awards

Hashido Award
One person will be selected from the winning team for the best player award.Founded the Intercity Baseball TournamentShin Hashido (Shin Hashido)Named after.
Kuji Award
One person will be selected from the runner-up team for the fighting award (18th competitionOnly selected from the winning team).A well-known catcher who served as captain of all Japan, died in an accident during the match on August 1939, 8.KujijiroNamed after.
Ono Award
A special award that selects players, managers, and teams who have performed wonderfully in the tournament.Contributed to the development of Intercity Baseball TournamentMichimaro OnoNamed after.
In addition, special awards other than the above awards may be given,2011-82 timesThen,Great East Japan EarthquakeWhile overcoming the damage in Japan, he participated in the main race of this tournament.JR East Japan Tohoku Baseball ClubIn response, a special "Let's do our best !! Japan Special Award" was presented.
Young Lion Award
For the rookie award, new players who have made great achievements in the tournament (high school graduates up to the second year, college graduates only in the first year) will be selected. Not limited to one person, in recent years there have been cases where three people have won the award at the same time.
Participated for 10 consecutive years
The adult baseball teamProfessional baseballThe turnover of players is more intense than in the team, and there are few players who can play an active role for 10 years.In addition, there are multiple strong teams in each district, so it is not always possible for your team to participate in the Intercity Baseball Tournament every year.Therefore, the 10th consecutive year of participation in the Intercity Baseball Tournament is proof that he is not only the main player of his team, but also has outstanding ability to be constantly selected as a reinforcement player, and has no major breakdowns.
In 1987Masaaki Suzuki(Maiden name, Yamane)[Annotation 19] Overcame the suspension of activities of Daishowa Paper Industries, Yamaha Motor, Prince Hotels and their teams by transfer, and achieved the feat of participating in this tournament for 20 consecutive years.Also,81th competitionSo, as a manager, he led the team to the main tournament for 10 consecutive years.Hideichi Kaminagadirected by(Nippon Express) Received the same awards as the athletes for the first time since the system started.
In addition, 10 years for cheering team members as well as players (CheerleaderThere is a commendation system for consecutive participation (described later), and judges will also be commended at the opening ceremony if they participate for 5 years (this does not include the requirement for "continuous").
Leading Batter Award
It is given to batters who have a high batting average throughout the tournament.The award conditions are (1) belonging to the semi-final advance team, (2) participating in 4 games or more, and (3) recording 12 at bats and 10 at bats or more.Among the batters who meet this condition, the one who has the highest batting average will win (if the batting average is the same, it depends on the internal rules).
Blow award
It is given to the batter who left an impressive hit, such as a hit in the scene to decide the victory or defeat.There are no numerical conditions.
Outstanding Player Award
Selected by position (including designated hitters).Around 20 people are selected as a whole.Although there are no particular rules, players belonging to teams that have advanced to the quarterfinals or higher are generally selected.

History representative award player

(The name in parentheses is the city name / team. The angle brackets are the reinforcement source team.)

Number of timesHashido AwardKuji AwardOno AwardYoung Lion Award
10 timesToshiharu Inokawa
(Director and catcher: Moji CityMoji Railway Bureau)
11 timesMagonosuke Kadochi
(Pitcher: Yawata CityYawata Steel)
12 timesDoi Juzo
(Pitcher: Tokyo City, Fujikura Electric Wire)
13 timesMasao Yoshida
(Pitcher: Tokyo City, Fujikura Electric Wire)
14 timesTakeshi Nomura
(Pitcher: Gyeongseong, Gyeongseong)
15 timesTournament canceled
16 timesNot applicable
17 timesNakahara Hiroshi
(Pitcher: Gifu City, Dai Nippon Construction)
18 timesYasuo Murase
(Director and infielder: Gifu City, Dai Nippon Construction Co., Ltd.)
Nakahara Hiroshi
(Pitcher: Gifu City, Dai Nippon Construction)
19 timesMiyazaki Kaname
(Director and infielder: Fukuoka City / Nishi-Nippon Railroad)
Yukichi Nagatoshi
(Catcher: Beppu CityHoshino Gumi)
20 timesAtsushi Aramaki
(Pitcher: Beppu City, Hoshino Group)
Nobutoshi Omichi
(Infielder: Yoshiwara City, Daishowa Paper)
21 timesHisao Takahashi
(Outfielder: Osaka City, Zenkanbo)
Yumihiko Kushida
(Catcher: TokyoKumagai Gumi)
22 timesMinoru Matsui
(Infielder: Osaka City, Zenkanbo <Nippon Life〉)
Katsumi Noguchi
(Outfielder: Osaka CityNankai Souken)
23 timesHiroshi Nomiyama
(Pitcher: Futase-cho, Nittetsu Futase)
24 timesTatsumi Kuroyanagi
(Pitcher: Yoshiwara CityDaishowa Paper)
Yoshitomi Taneda
(Catcher: Osaka City, Zenkanbo)
25 timesKazumi Ihara
(Infielder: Yawata City, Yawata Iron & Steel)
Odate Roku
(Infielder: All Fujikura, Tokyo)
26 timesYutaka Matsumoto
(Infielder: Osaka City, Zenkanbo)
Osamu Yamamoto
(Pitcher: Takasago City, Kaneka Chemical)
27 timesFujita Motoshi
(Pitcher: Yokohama CityNippon Oil)
Sadayoshi Osawa
(Director and pitcher: Kumagai Gumi, Tokyo)
Hitachi CityNippon Mining HitachiOUR TEAM
28 timesShimazu Shiro
(Pitcher: Tokyo, Kumagai Gumi)
Horimoto Norio
(Pitcher: Urawa City ・Nippon Express)
Shunsuke Murakami
(Pitcher: Futase-cho, Nittetsu Futase)
29 timesMasatoshi Ito
(Pitcher: Yokohama City, Nippon Oil)
Hiroo I
(Pitcher: Futase-cho, Nittetsu Futase)
Keiichiro Masuyama
(Director: Yokohama City, Nippon Oil)
30 timesMitsuo Nishi
(Pitcher: Matsuyama City ・Maruzen Petrochemical)
Masao Dezawa
(Infielder: Kamaishi City ・Fuji Iron Kamaishi<Joban Coal Mine>)
Kamaishi City / Fuji Iron Kamaishi Team
31 timesTsuneo Takabayashi
(Outfielder: Tokyo, Kumagai Gumi)
Michio Matsuura
(Pitcher: Kadoma City ・Matsushita Electric〈Bell Kanekoron〉)
Sadayoshi Osawa
(Director: Kumagai Gumi, Tokyo)
32 timesKazuyoshi Sugimoto
(Pitcher: Yokohama City, Nippon Oil <Nippon Steel Pipe〉)
Tadao Kito
(Pitcher: Nagoya City, New Mitsubishi Heavy Industries[Annotation 20])
Masaru Daiku
(Pitcher: Himeji City,Fuji Iron Hirohata)
33 timesYoshiro Sasaki
(Pitcher: Yokohama City, Nippon Oil)
Yoshio Imanishi
(Outfielder: Yokohama City, Nippon Oil)
34 timesToru Tsutsumi
(Pitcher: Kyoto City, Sekisui Chemical)
Susumu Sato
(Pitcher: Muroran CityFuji Iron Muroran)
Kyoto City Sekisui Chemical Team
35 timesAkira Tanaka
(Pitcher: Urawa City, Nippon Express)
Shigeo Kondo
(Pitcher: Kawasaki CityNippon Columbia)
Kimio Tanaka
(Pitcher: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Takushoku Bank)
36 timesKoyuba Yasushi
(Pitcher: Osaka CityDenden Kinki<Nippon Life>)
Kiyosawa Tadahiko
(Pitcher: Wakayama CitySumitomo Metal)
Oita City / Oita Railway Management Bureau Team
37 timesMasayuki Furuta
(Director and infielder: Kumagai Gumi, Tokyo)
Masashi Hiramatsu
(Pitcher: Yokohama City, Nippon Oil)
38 timesMasashi Hiramatsu
(Pitcher: Yokohama City, Nippon Oil)
Takayuki Nakano
(Infielder: Hamamatsu CityJapanese musical instrument)
Hamamatsu City / Japanese Musical Instrument Team
39 timesKambe Toshio
(Pitcher: Himeji City, Fuji Iron Hirohata)
Tsuguo Horiuchi
(Infielder: Hamamatsu CityKawai musical instrument)
Kogo Goto
(Pitcher: Kitakyushu City, Yawata Iron & Steel)
40 timesHideo Wakamiya
(Pitcher: Chiba CityDenden Kanto)
Nobuhiro Ishihata
(Pitcher: Ota City ・Fuji Heavy Industries)
Aki Sato
(Pitcher: Chiba City, Denden Kanto <Nippon Express>)
41 timesTakeshi Yasuda
(Pitcher: Fuji City, Daishowa Paper Industries)
Ken Tachibana
(Pitcher: Kobe City ・Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Kobe〈Kawasaki Heavy Industries〉)
Kobe City / Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Kobe Team
42 timesKyosuke Sasaki
(Infielder: Himeji City, Nippon Steel Hirohata)
Kiyoto Hisama
(Pitcher: Matsuyama City ・Maruzen Petrochemical)
Atsushi Misawa
(Pitcher: Himeji City, Nippon Steel Hirohata)
Takuro Nakayama
(Catcher: Himeji City, Nippon Steel Hirohata)
43 timesSatoshi Niimi
(Pitcher: Hamamatsu City, Japanese Musical Instrument)
Zengo Ikeda
(Pitcher: Kawasaki CityMitsubishi Motors Kawasaki)
Masatoshi Hosokawa
(Outfielder: Ogaki CitySeino Transportation)
44 timesToru Ugayama
(Infielder: Kawasaki City, Nippon Kokan)
Kazuhiko Sudo
(Catcher: Yokosuka City ・Nissan Motor)
Hiroshi Naito
(Infielder: Kawasaki City, Nippon Kokan)
Toshiyuki Nakayama
(Pitcher: Shiraoi TownDaishowa Paper Hokkaido)
45 timesToshiyuki Yanagi
(Pitcher: Shiraoi Town, Daishowa Paper Hokkaido <Denden Hokkaido〉)
Tomoyasu Hagino
(Pitcher: Kitakyushu City, Nippon Steel Hachiman)
Takashi Yamaguchi
(Pitcher: Sakai City, Nippon Steel Sakai <Matsushita Electric>)
Hiroyoshi Kudo
(Outfielder: Kitakyushu City, Nippon Steel Hachiman)
46 timesToshio Tan
(Pitcher: Chiba City, Denden Kanto)
Hidemi Kato
(Pitcher: Shiraoi Town, Daishowa Paper Hokkaido)
Shiraoi Town / Daishowa Paper Hokkaido TeamToshio Tan
(Pitcher: Chiba City, Denden Kanto)
47 timesKazutoshi Hino
(Infielder: Kawasaki City, Nippon Kokan)
Kazuhisa Chito
(Pitcher: Sapporo CityHokkaido Takushoku Bank)
Kawasaki City / Japan Steel Pipe TeamToshihiko Goto
(Infielder: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Mazda <Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mihara〉)
48 timesYoshinori Masuoka
(Pitcher: Kobe City ・Kobe Steel<Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Kobe>)
Tomoyuki Ito
(Director and outfielder: Kumagai Gumi, Tokyo)
Eiichiro Fujii
(Pitcher: Matsuyama City, Maruzen Oil)
Hiroyuki Hayashi
(Pitcher: Tokyo, Kumagai Gumi)
49 timesYoshihiro Kurogami
(Pitcher: Kawasaki CityToshiba)
Kida Isamu
(Pitcher: Kawasaki City, Nippon Kokan)
Suzuka CityHonda Giken SuzukaOUR TEAMYamamoto Hiroshi
(Infielder: Muroran City, Nippon Steel Muroran <Hokkaido Takushoku Bank>)
50 timesSadao Omachi
(Pitcher: Hiroshima City ・Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Hiroshima〈Nippon Steel Light〉)
Takayoshi Nakao
(Catcher: Kumagai Gumi, Tokyo <Prince Hotel>)
Hiroshima city·Mitsubishi Heavy Industries HiroshimaOUR TEAMMegumi Nakaya
(Infielder: Tokyo, Kumagai Gumi <Prince Hotel〉)
51 timesTadashi Sugimoto
(Pitcher: Fuji City, Daishowa Paper Industries)
Hiromi Higuchi
(Pitcher: Sapporo CitySapporo Toyopet〈Oji Paper Tomakomai〉)
Sapporo City / Sapporo Toyopet TeamSeiichi Tsujino
(Infielder: Sapporo City / Sapporo Toyopet)
52 timesKazuya Takemasu
(Pitcher: Tokyo, TokyoDenden Tokyo)
Yoshihiro Kurogami
(Pitcher: Kawasaki City, Toshiba)
Makoto Kudo
(Pitcher: Tokyo, TokyoTokyo Gas)
Mitsuhiro Kuroda
(Infielder: Tokyo, TokyoLicker)
Nakanishi Kiyoshi
(Pitcher: Licker, Tokyo)
53 timesTakeshi Ishii
(Pitcher: Wakayama CitySumitomo Metal)
Tadayoshi Tamura
(Pitcher: Fukuyama CityNippon Kokan Fukuyama)
Tokyo·Meiji LifeOUR TEAMYasuhiro Noguchi
(Outfielder: Iwata City, Yamaha Motor)
54 timesGo Miyazaki
(Infielder: Kawasaki City, Toshiba)
Tsuyoshi Watanabe
(Pitcher: Tokai City ・Nippon Steel Nagoya)
Tokyo·Tokyo Railroad Administration BureauOUR TEAMTakashi Ogawa
(Outfielder: Tokai City, Nippon Steel Nagoya <Mitsubishi Nagoya〉)
55 timesTetsuo Wakayama
(Infielder: Yokosuka City, Nissan Motor)
Yoshihiro Maekawa
(Outfielder: Kawasaki City, Nippon Kokan)
Sapporo City / Hokkaido Takushoku Bank TeamToshihiro Iwakiri
(Pitcher: Oita CityNippon Steel Oita)
56 timesYukio Shimada
(Outfielder: Osaka City, Nippon Life <Matsushita Electric〉)
Satoshi Kikuchi
(Pitcher: Kawasaki City, Toshiba)
Hachioji City / ThreeBond TeamHisashi Makabe
(Outfielder: Tokyo / NTT Tokyo)
57 timesKunihiko Okada
(Pitcher: Yokohama City, Nippon Oil)
Koichi Sugiyama
(Outfielder: Kanazawa CityNTT Hokuriku<Nippon Steel Nagoya>)
Osaka CityOsaka GasOUR TEAMMotoyasu Wakai
(Infielder: Yokohama City, Nippon Oil)
Yoshihiro Suzuki
(Outfielder: Yokohama City, Nippon Oil)
58 timesLiu Shuno
(Pitcher: Hamamatsu City, Yamaha)
Satoshi Kikuchi
(Pitcher: Kawasaki City, Toshiba)
Katsushi Kawashima
(Director: Hamamatsu City, Yamaha)
Hiroki Katsuragi
(Infielder: Kawasaki City, Toshiba)
59 timesYasunori Takami
(Catcher: Kawasaki City, Toshiba)
Katsuo Uehara
(Pitcher: Nagoya City ・NTT Tokai<NTT Hokuriku>)
Yokohama City·Mitsubishi Heavy Industries YokohamaOUR TEAMYukio Hirata
(Pitcher: Hamamatsu City, Kawai Musical Instruments)
Hideo Nomo
(Pitcher: Sakai City, Nippon Steel Sakai)
60 timesSetoyama full year
(Catcher: Prince Hotel, Tokyo)
Katsumi Watanabe
(Pitcher: Shiraoi Town, Daishowa Paper Hokkaido)
Hideo Nomo
(Pitcher: Sakai City, Nippon Steel Sakai)
Hiroshi Nakamoto
(Outfielder: Kadoma City, Matsushita Electric)
61 timesAtsushi Yoshida
(Pitcher: Hamamatsu City, Yamaha)
Naoto Adachi
(Pitcher: Himeji City, Nippon Steel Hirohata)
Tokyo / JR East TeamAtsushi Yoshida
(Pitcher: Hamamatsu City, Yamaha)
Kengo Morimoto
(Catcher: Nagoya City, NTT Tokai)
62 timesKenji Tamba
(Infielder: Kawasaki City, Toshiba)
Keimin Kojima
(Outfielder: Nagasaki CityMitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagasaki)
Nagasaki City / Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagasaki TeamSugiyama Kento
(Pitcher: Kawasaki City, Toshiba)
Hiroshi Miyauchi
(Infielder: Wakayama City, Sumitomo Metals)
63 timesMasanori Sugiura
(Pitcher: Osaka City, Nippon Life)
Takayasu Mukaiyama
(Infielder: Kumagai Gumi, Tokyo)
Kasugai CityOji Paper KasugaiOUR TEAMMasahito Kohiyama
(Pitcher: Yokohama City, Nippon Oil)
Hideaki Okubo
(Catcher: Yokohama City, Nippon Oil)
Masayuki Nakayama
(Pitcher: Tokyo, Kumagai Gumi)
64 timesHidenori Taniguchi
(Infielder: Yokohama City, Nippon Oil (Toshiba))
Yasushi Tanaka
(Outfielder: Urawa City, Nippon Express)
Osaka City / Nakayama Steel Works TeamYoshiteru Suda
(Pitcher: Yokohama City, Nippon Oil <Toshiba>)
65 timesMasahiko Mori
(Pitcher: Suzuka CityHonda Giken Suzuka〈NTT Tokai〉)
Yukiyasu Nakanose
(Pitcher: Ogaki CitySeino Transportation)
Koichi Sugiyama
(Infielder: Ogaki City, Seino Transportation <Nippon Steel Nagoya>)
Kazuhiko Koibuchi
(Outfielder: Suzuka City, Honda Giken Suzuka)
66 timesNoriyuki Takahashi
(Pitcher: Yokohama City, Nippon Oil)
Saint Funaki
(Pitcher: Fukuyama City, NKK)
Sendai city·JR East Japan TohokuOUR TEAMYoshitomo Tani
(Outfielder: Tokai City, Nippon Steel Nagoya <Mitsubishi Motors Okazaki〉)
67 timesYusaku Iriki
(Pitcher: Wako City ・Honda Giken)
Tatsufumi Yokoi
(Outfielder: Hiroshima City ・Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Hiroshima)
Tokyo·Asahi LifeOUR TEAMKousuke Fukudome
(Infielder: Osaka City, Nippon Life)
Koji Taguchi
(Infielder: Wako City, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.)
68 timesMasanori Sugiura
(Pitcher: Osaka City, Nippon Life)
Mototsugu Kawanaka
(Infielder: Urawa City, Nippon Express)
Chiba·Kawasaki Steel ChibaOUR TEAMSeijiro Sakata
(Catcher: Chofu CitySidax)
69 timesHidetaka Kawagoe
(Pitcher: Yokosuka City, Nissan Motor)
Yasushi Tanaka
(Outfielder: Chiba City, Kawasaki Steel Chiba <Nippon Express>)
Mitsutaka Goto
(Infielder: Chiba City, Kawasaki Steel Chiba)
70 timesYoshiteru Suda
(Pitcher: Kawasaki City, Toshiba)
Daisuke Ito
(Outfielder: Nagasaki City, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagasaki)
Kurashiki CityMitsubishi Motors MizushimaOUR TEAMShinichiro Saiga
(Pitcher: Kurashiki City ・Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima)
Ryutaro Tsuji
(Outfielder: Hamamatsu City, Yamaha)
Hisashi Aitaka
(Pitcher: Kadoma City, Matsushita Electric)
71 timesYasuyuki Saigo
(Infielder: Kawasaki CityMitsubishi Motors Kawasaki)
Kojiro Yamada
(Pitcher: Osaka CityOsaka Gas)
Kimitsu CityNippon Steel KimitsuOUR TEAMYusuke Nishizawa
(Outfielder: Kawasaki City, Mitsubishi Motors Kawasaki)
Yosuke Shinomiya
(Infielder: Yokosuka City, Nissan Motor)
72 timesKoji Okumura
(Outfielder: Hamamatsu CityKawai musical instrument)
Katsuki Goto
(Pitcher: Okazaki City ・Mitsubishi Motors Okazaki)
Okazaki City / Mitsubishi Motors Okazaki TeamTakeda Hisashi
(Pitcher: Saitama City, Nippon Express)
Yuichi Hisamoto
(Pitcher: Hamamatsu City, Kawai Musical Instruments)
Yasunori Murata
(Infielder: Okazaki City, Mitsubishi Motors Okazaki)
73 timesTakanari Hase
(Infielder: Fujisawa CityIsuzu Motors)
Yusuke Hirano
(Pitcher: Otsu City ・Honda kumamoto〈Kyushu Mitsubishi Motors〉)
Otsu City / Honda Kumamoto TeamYusuke Hirano
(Pitcher: Ozu Town, Honda Kumamoto <Kyushu Mitsubishi Motors>)
Yasushi Sakai
(Pitcher: Fujisawa City, Isuzu Motors Ltd.)
Naoto Inada
(Infielder: Fukuyama City, NKK)
74 timesItaro Tanimura
(Pitcher: Kawasaki CityMitsubishi Fuso Kawasaki)
Orestes Kinderan
(Infielder: Chofu City, Shidax)
Chofu City / Shidax TeamTakayuki Goshima
(Pitcher: Kawasaki City, Mitsubishi Fuso Kawasaki)
Takahiko Nomaguchi
(Pitcher: Chofu City, Shidax)
75 timesAkira Tanaka
(Pitcher: Kasugai City ・Prince paper〈Ikko〉)
Yoshitaka Hashimoto
(Pitcher: Sayama City, Honda)
Sendai city·XNUMX BankOUR TEAMYouhei Kaneko
(Outfielder: Sayama City, Honda)
Masato Nakamura
(Outfielder: Chofu City, Shidax)
76 timesKosuke Ueyama
(Infielder: Kawasaki City, Mitsubishi Fuso Kawasaki)
Brie heart
(Infielder: Yokosuka City, Nissan Motor)
Tazuru Kakino
(Director: Kawasaki City, Mitsubishi Fuso Kawasaki)
Keiji Ikebe
(Outfielder: Kawasaki City, Mitsubishi Fuso Kawasaki <Nippon Oil ENEOS>)
Tetsuya Iwasaki
(Pitcher: Kawasaki City, Mitsubishi Fuso Kawasaki <Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Yokohama Rigid Baseball Club〉)
77 timesMasayoshi Noda
(Pitcher: Nikaho City ・TDK)
Takashi Yoshiura
(Outfielder: Yokosuka City, Nissan Motor)
Nikaho City / TDK TeamAtsushi Taguchi
(Pitcher: Nikaho City, TDK)
78 timesHideto Isomura
(Pitcher: Kawasaki City, Toshiba)
Kataoka Shogo
(Infielder: Tokyo, TokyoJR East)
Tokyo·Saginomiya WorksOUR TEAMNot applicable
79 timesJunichi Tazawa
(Pitcher: Yokohama City, Nippon Oil ENEOS)
Taiga Zakimi
(Infielder: Kasugai City ・Prince paper(Mitsubishi Motors Okazaki))
Tsuguo Abe
(Pitcher: Ota City, Fuji Heavy Industries)
Kawaguchi outside
(Pitcher: Kasugai City, Oji Paper)
80 timesRikiya Chikugawa
(Pitcher: Sayama City, Honda)
Hiroto Sano
(Infielder: Toyota City ・Toyota)
Tokyo / Tokyo Gas TeamKota Suda
(Pitcher: Sayama City, Honda <JFE East Japan>)
Daiki Enokida
(Pitcher: Tokyo / Tokyo Gas)
Kengo Murao
(Infielder: Hitachi City ・Hitachi, Ltd.)
81 timesTakashi Fujita
(Pitcher: Kawasaki City, Toshiba)
Masamitsu Hamano
(Pitcher: Kitakyushu City, JR Kyushu)
Kitakyushu City / JR Kyushu TeamRyoichi Adachi
(Infielder: Kawasaki City, Toshiba)
Kohei Kojima
(Infielder: Kashima City ・Sumitomo Metal Kashima)
Daisuke Igarashi
(Outfielder: Yokohama City, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Yokohama)
82 timesAkira Matsumoto
(Outfielder: Tokyo / JR East)
Hirotaka Koishi
(Pitcher: Tokyo / NTT East)
Toshiharu Moriuchi
(Pitcher: Sendai City, JR East Tohoku)
Ryota Ishioka
(Infielder: Tokyo / JR East)
83 timesMotoshi Oshiro
(Pitcher: Yokohama City, JX-ENEOS)
Yoshida Kazumasa
(Pitcher: Tokyo, JR East)
Tokyo / JR East TeamYoshida Kazumasa
(Pitcher: Tokyo, JR East)
Hirosuke Tanaka
(Infielder: Tokyo / JR East)
Shohei Yoshihara
(Pitcher: Osaka City, Nippon Life)
84 timesJunichi Katayama
(Pitcher: Tokyo, JR East)
Ishinomaki CityJapan Paper IshinomakiOUR TEAMHideaki Okubo
(Director: Yokohama City, JX-ENEOS)
Ishikawa Hayao
(Infielder: Yokohama City, JX-ENEOS)
Yusuke Hagino
(Pitcher: Kawasaki City, Toshiba)
Sakurata Ishikawa
(Outfielder: Kawasaki City, Toshiba)
85 timesNaoji Saeki
(Pitcher: Ogaki CitySeino Transportation)
Kazuhiro Ono
(Pitcher: Ota City, Fuji Heavy Industries)
Ota City / Fuji Heavy Industries TeamTakumi Ito
(Infielder: Ogaki City, Seino Transportation)
Kazuhiro Ono
(Pitcher: Ota City, Fuji Heavy Industries)
Hiroki Yokoyama
(Pitcher: Tokyo / NTT East)
86 timesTakayuki Fujii
(Pitcher: Osaka City, Nippon Life)
Satoshi Satoshi
(Pitcher: Osaka City / Osaka Gas)
Hitoshi Kondo
(Pitcher: Kasugai City, Oji)
Satoshi Satoshi
(Pitcher: Osaka City / Osaka Gas)
87 timesIsao Satake
(Pitcher: Toyota City, Toyota Motor Corporation)
Umeno selflessness
(Pitcher: Hitachi City, Hitachi, Ltd.)
Hitachi City / Hitachi TeamHirooka Fujioka
(Infielder: Toyota City, Toyota Motor Corporation)
Shunta Tanaka
(Infielder: Hitachi City, Hitachi, Ltd.)
Takeshi Sugano
(Outfielder: Hitachi City, Hitachi, Ltd.)
88 timesShuhei Fukuda
(Infielder: Tokyo / NTT East)
Toshio Kitagawa
(Outfielder: Saitama City, Nippon Express)
Ryosuke Abe
(Pitcher: Saitama City, Nippon Express)
Yuumi Komuro
(Infielder: Tokyo / JR East)
Shun Takahashi
(Outfielder: Saitama City, Nippon Express)
Makoto Hori
(Pitcher: Tokyo / NTT East)
89 timesKoshimoto Koji
(Outfielder: Osaka CityOsaka Gas)
Reio Moriyasu
(Pitcher: Kobe City & Takasago City, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Kobe)
(Pitcher: Tokyo, JR East)
Kosho Fukada
(Infielder: Osaka City / Osaka Gas)
90 timesKota Suda
(Pitcher: Chiba City, JFE East Japan)
Isao Satake
(Pitcher: Toyota City, Toyota Motor Corporation)
Chiba City / JFE East Japan TeamNaoto Oka
(Pitcher: Hitachi City, Hitachi, Ltd.)
Takumi Minemoto
(Infielder: Chiba City, JFE East Japan)
Yuma Imagawa
(Outfielder: Chiba City, JFE East Japan)
91 timesShogo Inoue
(Outfielder: Sayama City, Honda)
Motoo Mukaiyama
(Outfielder: Tokyo / NTT East)
Kochi CityShikoku BankOUR TEAMFukuoka City·Western gasOUR TEAMAtsuya Hirohata
(Pitcher: Kurashiki City, Mitsubishi Motors Kurashiki Oceans)
Hironori Asayama
(Pitcher: Sayama City, Honda)
Kenpei Fujii
(Outfielder: Osaka City, NTT West)
92 timesHiroshi Usui
(Pitcher: Tokyo, TokyoTokyo Gas)
Yuki Katayama
(Pitcher: Ozu-cho, Kikuchi-gun, Honda Kumamoto)
Sendai City / JR East Tohoku TeamHiroki Kodera
(Infielder: Ozu Town, Honda Kumamoto)
Yusaku Tada
(Pitcher: Tokyo / NTT East)
Torataro Takizawa
(Outfielder: Yokohama City, ENEOS)
93 timesTakaki Watarai
(Infielder: Yokohama City, ENEOS)
Takenao Masuda
(Pitcher: Tokyo / Tokyo Gas)
Hideaki Okubo
(Director: Yokohama City, ENEOS)
Takaki Watarai
(Infielder: Yokohama City, ENEOS)
Kei Yamauchi
(Outfielder: Tokyo / JR East)
Takaaki Kurokawa
(Infielder: Tokyo, Sega Sammy)

Commemorative flag presented to the team

Black lion flag
The winning flag given to the winning team, the current black lion flag is the third generation.The person in charge of designing the first black lion flag wasShin HashidoOf the painter who was also a friend ofKosugi unawakenedMet. In 1942Zenkyo Castle(SeoulThe tournament was interrupted at the end of the victory, and the flag was brought back to Japan at the risk of the main hitter of Zenkyojo, Teruo Akiyama, in the turmoil of the end of the war.17th Tournament #OverviewSee).
White lion flag
A flag given to the runner-up team in the main race.The color of the lion is white, and the design is the same as the black lion flag.Handed to the captain of the runner-up team as part of the closing ceremony.
Yellow lion flag
A flag given to the 3rd place team in the main race.The color of the lion is yellow, and the design is the same as the black lion flag.After the lineup and greetings at the end of the semi-finals, they will be handed over to the captain of the 3rd place team.17th competitionから38th competitionUntil then, the teams that lost the semi-finals had a bronze medal match, which was given to the winner of the bronze medal match.
Blue lion flag
A flag designed with a black lion on a blue background, given to the team that won the second qualifying round in each district and won the first national team.The representative team will return the flag to the organizer (district federation) at the opening ceremony of the qualifying round the following year.2010won the 1st representative in the Tohoku district qualifyingJapan Paper IshinomakiWas exhibiting a blue lion flag about 0.9 meters long and 1.1 meters wide in the reception room on the premises of the Ishinomaki Factory, but on March 2011, 3.Great East Japan EarthquakeThe entire building was washed away by the tsunami.However, in July of the same year, while removing the rubble on the premises with a heavy machine, it was accidentally found in a tattered state that was severely damaged and covered with mud.The belt with the winning teams of all time was washed away.Nippon Paper Ishinomaki returned this flag to the tournament headquarters at the Tohoku tournament lottery on August 7.Because it looked so strange2011Tohoku district first representative ofJR East Japan TohokuWas awarded only a shield, but the Miyagi Prefectural Baseball Association requested the Japanese Baseball League to "remain miraculously. I want you to participate in the tournament", and as a symbol of the reconstruction of Tohoku, the period of this tournament It was exhibited at the entrance of Kyocera Dome Osaka.
After that, at the end of March 2012, the flag was renewed by the Japanese Baseball League. On June 3st, he went to JR East Tohoku and was returned at the opening ceremony of the 6nd qualifying Tohoku tournament on the following day.The old blue lion flag that survived the tsunamiTokyo Dome内 のBaseball gymIt is stored and exhibited in[7].
All national teams will be given a national plaque (regardless of their ranking).In addition to this, the blue lion flag is given only to the team of the 1st national team.
Red lion flag
A flag designed with a black lion on a red background, which is given to the winning teams in each of the first qualifying rounds.

Black lion emblem

2001A supplementary prize that has come to be given by.As a proof of the winning team in the Intercity Baseball Tournament, it is allowed to wear an emblem with a black lion on the sleeve of the uniform and play until the end of the next year's tournament.Although it is taken as a considerable honor, it became the first emblem team.Kawai musical instrumentAnnounced a break immediately after the victory,2002WonIsuzu MotorsHowever, it was decided that the club would be closed for that year.Also,2003Is the winning teamMitsubishi Fuso KawasakiSince the beginning of the 2004 season, he has refrained from activities due to a scandal at the head office.2004Won the (75th Tournament)Prince paperBecame the first "team that played for a year with an emblem" (note that the uniform with the emblem of the winning team isBaseball gymIt is stored in the museum and can be visited by visitors).

Benefits of the winning team

  • Awarding the Black Lion Flag (above) -Awarding to the team
  • Miyahara shield[Annotation 21], Governor of Tokyo Cup[Annotation 22], Japanese Baseball League Cup, Baseball Federation of Asia Person Cup (until 2014 tournament)[Annotation 23] Award-Award to Team

The above are the prizes for the winning team.

  • Champion flag
  • Honda medal (gold medal)[Annotation 24], Awarding the Black Lion Emblem (above) -Awarded to each player
  • Presentation of products provided by the sponsoring company of the tournament-Awarded to the team[Annotation 25]
  • Recommended participation in the next year's competition
  • Of the same yearAdult Baseball Japan ChampionshipRecommended participation
  • Depending on the year, you may be entitled to participate in international invitation games held after the end of this tournament.

Other awards

Shutout Award / Home Run Award

From the 85th tournament[8]As a souvenir for the player who shut out and became the winning pitcher and the player who hit the home runMorinaga Milk Industryof"YogurtWill be presented.

Teams with a history of participation

Results by prefecture

Successive winning teams

* 1943-Cancelled in 1945 due to the Pacific War

Consecutive championships of the winning team last year

  • An example of achieving consecutive championships in the Intercity Baseball Tournament1930-1931Tokyo Club,1938-1939Fujikura Electric Wire,1946-1947 OfCivil engineering in Japan,1950から1952Zenkanbo (three consecutive victories in the tournament record),1961-1962There are only five teams of Nippon Oil, and the consecutive championships have been cut off for the last half century.2012Won the previous yearJR EastHas lost in the final just before the first consecutive victory in 50 years.In 2013, JX-ENEOS, who defeated JR East, won the final with the same combination and decided to win the championship for the first time in 51 years (the team name has been changed due to the consolidation of corporations, but the same organization This is the first time in history that the team has won multiple consecutive titles).
    • Incidentally,1940-1942Although Zenkyojo has won the championship, it is not considered to be a consecutive victory.this is1941TournamentSecond World WarThe event was canceled due to the intensification of the event, but the tournament (15th tournament) remains as it is.
    • However,Consecutive championship as a cityIn the past, Dalian has won three consecutive titles (excluding those that depend only on the same team).1927and1929Is Manchuria Club,1928Only Dalian Business Group), after 1990, won consecutive championships in Kawasaki City in 1999 and 2000 (1999, XNUMX)Toshiba, 2000Mitsubishi Fuso Kawasaki).
  • Before 1996, the team that won the previous year's tournament will participate in the next year's tournament in the recommended frame, that is, the seed frame that can automatically advance to the national tournament by exempting from qualifying, and will play the match in the opening game. Although he was given the right to do so, he will be participating in a single team to which the reinforcement system cannot be applied, so he could not deny that his strength was slightly inferior to other teams that could use the reinforcement system, so he achieved a consecutive victory. It is said that he could not do it. In 1975, Shiraoi-cho and Daishowa Paper Hokkaido, which won the previous year, advanced to the final, but lost.the 1990sOnce in, the recommended teams lost their first match one after another.
    • 1951Zenkanbo, who won the championship for the second time in a row, had the right to participate in the recommendation the following year, but he dared to decline the recommendation because "it is difficult to win this tournament without reinforcement players" and qualify like other teams. He fought and won the right to participate, got a reinforcement player and faced this tournament, and achieved a splendid third straight victory.In fact, this year's Hashido Award was won by Minoru Matsui, an infielder reinforced by Nippon Life.
  • From 1997, the recommendation participation system for the winning team of the previous year was abolished, and like other teams, it was not possible to stand on the stage of Tokyo Dome unless the qualifying was won.However, as mentioned above, from the 2006th tournament in 77, instead of the de facto recommended participation system, a system was introduced to increase the participation quota of the previous winning team by one team, and it continued until 1.
  • From the 2011nd tournament in 82, the recommended participation system of the previous winning team has been revived.


As mentioned above, the gorgeous cheering battle is also a highlight of the Intercity Baseball Tournament, but it is further supporting this.Mainichi ShimbunSponsorship,Sports NipponSponsored "Cheering party competition".During the tournamentTokyo DomeA special stage for the cheering party is set up in the front row of the audience seats on the XNUMXst and XNUMXrd bases, and it is used for folk performing arts.Cheerleading CheerleadingPerformances such as are performed.

Overview of the cheering party competition


  • Selection criteria
  1. Works that contributed to the team's good fight
  2. Works with rich local colors
  3. A team with good manners and well-controlled leaders
  4. Incorporating excellent ideas into the work
  • Recognition
    • The "First Stage" will be set up for 1 games in the first round, and the best "Top Award", the following Excellence Award, and the Fighting Fighting Award will be selected for each team.
    • The highest award, excellence award, and fighting award will be selected for each team as the "period award" for 31 games during the tournament.The award for the period award will be given at the award and closing ceremony after the match on the final day.
    • In addition, among the teams that did not win each of the above awards, special awards and effort awards may be given to teams that are particularly creative and ingenious.
    • In addition, there is a commendation system for male cheerleaders who have participated for 10 consecutive years and female cheerleaders who have participated for 10 consecutive years, as well as for athletes who have participated for 5 consecutive years.

Award-winning teams in the cheering party competition

At the 91st and 92nd competitions, no cheering party was formed to prevent the infection of the new coronavirus, and therefore no competition was held.

Number of timesExcellence AwardAward of ExcellenceFighting-spirit awardSpecial prizeEffort Award
34 timesKawai musical instrumentNippon OilRicker sewing machineToyota-
35 timesHokkaido Takushoku BankNippon ExpressMatsushita ElectricKawai musical instrument-
36 timesMatsushita ElectricKanebo--Shikoku Bank
Hitachi, Ltd.
37 timesAll JobanMatsushita Electric-Nippon OilHokkaido Takushoku Bank
38 timesNippon OilHitachi, Ltd.Japanese musical instrument-Hokkaido Takushoku Bank
39 timesKawai musical instrumentNippon OilFuji Iron Hirohata--
40 timesKawai musical instrumentFuji Heavy Industries
Nissan Motor
Daishowa PaperDenden KantoMorioka Railway Bureau
41 timesHonda GikenDaishowa PaperMitsubishi Heavy Industries KobeAll Joban-
42 timesHitachi, Ltd.Sankyo Seiki
Nippon Steel Hirohata
Morioka Railway Bureau
Maruzen Petrochemical
43 timesMitsubishi Motors KawasakiHonda GikenJapanese musical instrument
Hitachi, Ltd.
-Sumitomo Metal
44 timesNissan MotorHitachi, Ltd.
Nippon Steel Pipe
TDK-Daishowa Paper Hokkaido
45 timesToshibaTokyo GasDaishowa Paper HokkaidoNippon Steel Group-
46 timesDaishowa Paper HokkaidoDaimaruTokyo GasDenden KantoHonda Giken
47 timesHokkaido Takushoku BankNippon Steel PipeNippon Steel GroupHonda Giken SuzukaKumagai Gumi
48 timesKumagai GumiMatsushita Electric
Kobe Steel
-Honda Giken-
49 timesHonda Giken SuzukaKumagai Gumi
Tokyo Gas--
50 timesKumagai GumiToshiba Fuchu
Japanese musical instrument
Nissan Motor-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Hiroshima
51 timesKawasaki Steel ChibaNippon Steel KamaishiDaishowa Paper
Sapporo Toyopet
Prince Hotel-
52 timesTokyo GasToshiba
Nippon Steel Hirohata
Denden Tokyo-Iwate Bank
53 timesNissan MotorSumitomo Metal
Meiji Life
Nippon Kokan Fukuyama-Hokkaido Takushoku Bank
54 timesToshibaNippon Steel GroupNippon Express--
55 timesKumagai GumiNissan Motor
Hokkaido Takushoku Bank
Nippon Steel Pipe
Nippon Steel Oita
56 timesKawasaki Steel KobeToshiba
Iwate Prefectural Economic Federation
Nippon LifeThree Bond-
57 timesOsaka GasNippon Oil
Prince Hotel
Kawasaki Steel ChibaNTT Hokuriku
JNR Nagoya
58 timesPrince HotelToshibaOji Paper Tomakomai
59 timesToshibaKumagai GumiOsaka Gas
Matsushita Electric
NTT Tokai-
60 timesPrince HotelMatsushita ElectricDaishowa Paper HokkaidoKumagai Gumi-
61 timesJR EastPrince HotelYamaha
Nippon Steel Hirohata
62 timesToshibaHitachi, Ltd.Matsushita ElectricMitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagasaki-
63 timesKumagai GumiNippon LifePrince Hotel--
64 timesNippon OilMitsubishi Motors KawasakiIsuzu MotorsNakayama Steel
Nippon Express
65 timesKawasaki Steel ChibaNTT TokyoHonda Giken SuzukaSeino Transportation-
66 timesJR East Japan TohokuKawasaki Steel ChibaNippon OilNKK-
67 timesHonda GikenAsahi LifeNippon Steel KimitsuShowa concrete-
68 timesKawasaki Steel ChibaNissan MotorSeino TransportationNippon Life-
69 timesKawasaki Steel ChibaNissan MotorSeino TransportationHitachi, Ltd.-
70 timesToshibaMatsushita ElectricNissan Motor--
71 timesNippon Steel KimitsuMitsubishi Motors KawasakiSeino TransportationOsaka Gas-
72 timesJTMitsubishi Motors OkazakiKawai musical instrument--
73 timesNTT EastHonda kumamotoIsuzu Motors--
74 timesFuji Heavy IndustriesJR EastSidaxMitsubishi Fuso Kawasaki-
75 timesHondaJTXNUMX BankPrince paper-
76 timesHitachi, Ltd.Nissan MotorNTT EastMitsubishi Fuso KawasakiSumitomo Metal Kashima
77 timesJR EastJFE East JapanTDK--
78 timesJR EastToshibaSaginomiya Works--
79 timesFuji Heavy IndustriesJFE East JapanNippon Oil ENEOSJR East-
80 timesTokyo GasNTT EastHitachi, Ltd.Honda-
81 timesSumitomo Metal KashimaTokyo GasNTT EastToshiba-
82 timesSumitomo Metal KashimaNTT EastNTT West--
83 timesJR EastNTT EastJFE East Japan--
84 timesJR EastToshibaNippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Kazusa MagicJapan Paper Ishinomaki-
85 timesNTT EastSeino TransportationJR EastFuji Heavy Industries-
86 timesNTT WestJX-ENEOSJR East Japan Tohoku--
87 timesHitachi, Ltd.Tokyo GasNTT East--
88 timesNTT EastToshibaJR West Japan--
89 timesJR EastNTT EastJR West Japan--
90 timesJFE East JapanHitachi, Ltd.Toshiba--
91 timesA cheering party was not formed to prevent infection with the new coronavirus.
92 timesNot implemented
93 timesNot implemented

Directing the cheering seats for the final match

  • In a normal game, the partition between the 1st floor and balcony seats of the cheering seats on the XNUMXst and XNUMXrd bases (there is a cheering stage in the front row) is "(hometown municipality name) representative (team name)" (example: "Nikaho" Crossing "City representative / TDK" "Osaka city representative / Nippon Life") or "(Hometown municipality name) (Team name)" (Example: "Kawasaki city / TOSHIBA")screenIs issued (as mentioned above)Tokyo Special WardIs treated as a representative of Tokyo, so it will be "Tokyo representative / Tokyo Gas", "Tokyo / NTT East Japan", etc.).Two more in the finalKusutama(Design in the shape of a baseball ball) is hung and divided by the cheering seats of both teams after the match regardless of victory or defeat.Both winning teams are split,Paper tape,風 船At the same time, one of them has a "Congratulations on the victory" banner, and the other Kusudama that can be broken regardless of the winning or runner-up team has a "Thank you for your support" banner.


  • Cheer team[Annotation 27] Apart from that, the participating team will nominate a "mascot girl" (name changed from the 2022rd tournament in 93 (described later)) and put it on the bench.The mascot usually stands in front of the bench during a team attack, hands a teddy bear when the batter hits a home run and returns to the bench, and the batter throws the stuffed animal into the cheering seat of the stand.90th competitionFrom now on, in consideration of safety, it was on standby on the bench even during the attack.Mascots are usually female employees of the company or affiliated company[Annotation 28] Serves, but there are exceptions.SUBARUThen, every yearOta CityFemale staff members serve as mascots every year.79th competitionWonNippon Oil ENEOSThen, the junior high school softball member who participated in the baseball class acted as the mascot.Also, in club teams, the home base "Miss XX" may become a mascot girl.Mascots are not limited to women, and costumes appear in place of women[Annotation 29],78th competitionFirst appearance inIwate 21 Akabeko Baseball CorpsSometimes a man acts like this.
  • It used to be published in the official guidebook, but even now, the profile etc. will be introduced in the first match of each team on the TV broadcast,5 together 3 channelMember stations (andJ Sports), The mascot will introduce the hometown and companies at the first match of each team in the "Intercity Baseball Tournament Digest".
  • There are cases where they were selected in each district qualifying round.Managers and students sometimes served as club teams and vocational school teams.
  • 91th competitionSo, the mascot was not adopted to prevent the spread of the new corona infection.
  • 93th competitionFrom "Diamond supporter'[1]The name was changed to (NTT West example).

Theme song

City opposition baseball march song
Lyrics: Shigezo Kojima[10] Music composition:Yuji Koseki
The first theme song, adopted from the 1934th tournament in 9 (Showa 8).Because it was made when the venue was Jingu Stadium, "GaienIs included in the lyrics[11]..The lyricist is a winner of the sweepstakes recruitment through the Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shimbun.[10], Served as a judge for some materials島 田 磬 也May be in the name of[11].Nippon ColumbiaReleased bySP boardArranged byTadaharu NakanoAnd the singing of the Columbia Choir.
Baseball song praising the city rivalry
Lyrics:Kaoru Aoki Supplement:Sato Hachiro Composer: Yuji Koseki
2代目のテーマ曲で、1949年(昭和24年)の第20回大会から2018年(平成30年)の第89回大会まで使用。1969年(昭和44年)の第40回大会開催時にコロムビアがAtsushi MitakaBy singingSingle boardWas manufactured, but for a long time in contrast to the prewar "March"CDNot blessed with the opportunity to make a sound source, CD recording was realized for the first time in "Yuji Koseki Secret Song Collection Premium Edition" released in 2021 (Reiwa 3).[12].
My town(We)Pride
Lyrics:Ijuin Shizuka Music composition and arrangement:Tetsuji Hayashi
This is the 3rd generation theme song, and has been used since the 70th tournament in 2019 (the first year of Reiwa) to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Japanese Baseball League.Adult Baseball Japan ChampionshipIt is also played in common.

Opening ceremony

  • The opening ceremony will be held before the opening game on the first day of the tournament.All participating teams will be admitted and marched, and prizes (winning flags, etc.) will be returned from the winning team in the previous year.Player oath(Performed by the captains of both teams competing in the opening game[Annotation 30]), The referee will be commended for 10 years.
  • For the purpose of reducing the burden on the participating teams2003We decided to simplify the opening ceremony and not to march for all teams.2006Returned to the conventional format.However,2009Is a commemorative tournament (80th tournament), and since there were 1 games a day and 3 games held from the first day, due to the schedule, the ceremony before the opening game was to return prizes and participated for 4 consecutive years.・ The referee's commendation and the merit award were simply kept.

Opening ceremony

The opening ceremony is divided into the first round, the second round / quarterfinal, and the semifinal / final.

  • At the opening ceremony of the first round (first game of each team), the person selected by each team will hold the opening ceremony.Therefore, two people will pitch at the same time.In many cases, the officers of the team headquarters, the heads of the local governments where they are based, and the grand prix of the beauty pageant are on the mound, but there are also cases where players of the youth baseball team led by the participating teams serve.Two plates are placed on the side of the home base, and two pitchers throw from the side of the mound toward the first batter of the opponent team at the signal of the ball umpire.
  • At the opening ceremony of the second round and quarterfinals, the organizerMainichi ShimbunThe duo, which was publicly recruited on paper, will appear as a battery.
  • Celebrities and professional baseball OBs will appear at the opening ceremony of the semi-finals and finals.The pitchers after the 82nd tournament are as follows.
82th competitionMitsuhiro Adachi(Osaka Daimaru →Hankyu)Takashi Yamaguchi(Matsushita Electric → Hankyu)Norihiro Akahoshi(JR East→Hanshin)
83th competitionHirohisa Matsunuma(Tokyo Gas→Seibu)Toshihisa Hitoshi(Nippon Life→巨人Other)Risa Nakashima(5th IBAF Women's World Cup Japan National Team[Annotation 31])
84th competitionTokiba Yoshiro(Denden Kyushu→Hiroshima[Annotation 32])Kakuo(Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mihara→巨人Other)Fukushima Kazuo(Yawata Steel[Annotation 32])
85th competitionKudo Asuka(Actor[Annotation 33])Katsushi Kawashima(OriginalYamahadirected by.Participation in the Japanese Baseball League)Fujio Zhang(Japan Athletic AssociationChairman)
86th competition(General applicants)Ami Inamura(talent)[Annotation 34]Yukiko Ueno(soft ball-BicCamera Takasakipitcher)[Annotation 35]
87th competition(General applicants)Masatake Yamanaka(Former Sumitomo Metals)
88th competitionMasaji Hiramatsu (former Nippon Oil →Ocean)Yuriko Koike(Governor of Tokyo)
89th competitionKuroe Tooru(OriginalRissho Koseikai→ Giants)Masanori Sugiura (former Nippon Life Insurance Company)
90th competitionTadashi Tsutsuzu(OriginalJR East Japan Tohoku→Softbank)Hiromitsu Ochiai(OriginalToshiba Fuchu→LotteOther)
92th competitionRyosuke Kuribayashi(Toyota→Hiroshima)
92th competitionKatsumi Matsunaga (former Sumitomo Metals Director)Rei MatsunagaEldest son)[Annotation 36]

other than this,76th competition(2005) Is a yokozunaMorning blue dragon, 92nd Tournament (2021) In the opening roundThird generation J Soul Brothers OfRyuji Imaichi[13]Pitched.

TV / radio / net broadcast


Tokyo Cable Network (TCN)

  • Tokyo Cable Network(TCN) is the operating company of the stadiumTokyo Dome Co., Ltd. OfEquity methodBe applicableRelated Companiesis.Due to this relationship, we are producing all the games from the first round to the final of the tournament held at Tokyo Dome (Credit of the production work is TCN alone).In addition, affiliated companiesTCPis listed as a production technical cooperation.
  • In addition to welcoming experienced baseball coaches as commentators,TCP Artist(TCP talent department) Including affiliationFree announcerare used a lot.
  • During the match, one reporter is assigned to convey information on both teams.The reporter will also be in charge of the post-match interview with the winning coach.In the final match, reporters will also be placed in the cheering seats of both teams.
  • 92st tournament (2021), in cooperation with Trackman, displays various data such as pitching speed and hitting speed.In addition, from the second round onwards, a commentator in charge of data commentary will also appear.
  • The score telop used in TCN (TCP general-purpose design) was broadcast as it was, but the 85th tournament (2014)ThanJ SPORTS STADIUM("I like baseball").However, the part of "I like baseball" has been changed as follows.
    • Left side - The symbol mark of the tournament with the image of a lion (also used at the start and end when inserting the highlight video)
    • Upper right-Number of times display (English notation) * 93rd tournament (2022) Is displayed as "93rd"
    • Bottom Right - Against the City
  • The relay video of the tournament produced by TCN, including the above commentary, commentary, reporter's voice, etc., is broadcast and distributed by the following media that received video distribution.
    • Tokyo Cable Network (TCN) --In the service areaBunkyo,Arakawa,Chiyoda, All games from the first round are broadcast live on its own broadcasting channel ("Arabuncho 2012ch" since 10).
    • J SPORTS - 85th Congress (2014), All games from the first round are broadcast mainly live (paid broadcast).In addition, J SPORTS STADIUM (プロ野球中継) On the same day or the next day if it overlaps with the broadcast timeNear liveWill be broadcast on.NHK BS1For one of the finals and semi-finals that will be broadcast live, the 1th tournament (2016) was broadcast on Near Live on the day or the next day, but the 88th tournament (2017) After that, it is a simultaneous live broadcast with parallel broadcasting.at firstJ-SPORTS2,J-SPORTS3was broadcast mainly, but the 93rd tournament (2022) IsJ-SPORTS1(Broadcast channels vary depending on the date).
      • "J SPORTS On Demand"However, with the exception of some games, we are delivering live broadcasts.It also supports missed delivery after the broadcast (this is for all games).
      • Formerly the predecessor of J SPORTS3Sports Eye ESPNAtthe 1990sFrom the beginning to the 76th tournament (2005), all games were broadcast live.
      • TCN also distributes J SPORTS, and the same content will be broadcast on its own broadcast channel, J SPORTS.[Annotation 37] It is dressed to do.
      • 88st tournament (2017) Semi-finals and finals are the original version of J SPORTS in the main voice (final match live commentary)Shunji Shimamura, CommentaryHideaki Okubo= Former Nippon Oil player, successor JX-ENEOS director at the time of broadcastingKeio University Baseball ClubDirector), and for TCN's own broadcasting channel and the independent broadcasting channel of major cable TV stations (same commentary, Yano, commentary,Yasunori Takami=Barcelona OlympicJapan national team player (former Toshiba coach) broadcasted in the sub-audio.
    • Mainichi Newspaper Digital - All games from the first round to the finals can be viewed on the special site for inter-city baseballFreeis being broadcast live onAs a result, it is now possible to watch directly on PCs, tablets, and smartphones from all over the country.In addition, after the game, a digest video that conveys the hot battle will be distributed.


  • 63st tournament (1992) From the final matchNHK BS1It is broadcast live on.In BS1,the 1990sThere was a time when one game (both semi-finals) was picked up and broadcast live every day, centering on the games played in the day game of the day.After that, one of the semi-finals will be recorded and broadcast (2014After that, the second game of the night game was broadcast live), but the 2th tournament (2017) is terminated last.
  • In the past, only finals wereNHK General Televisionat the 62nd tournament (1991) has been broadcast.
  • The broadcast video uses the one produced and distributed by TCN, but the commentator and commentary announcer are replaced by NHK's own.Also, if there is a cheering seat report in the video produced by TCN in the middle of the final, it will be replaced with an original video produced by NHK.The score telop is the same as that used by NHK in professional baseball and high school baseball.

Inter-city baseball digest

  • 85st tournament (2014), it is broadcast every day at midnight during the tournament.5 together 3 channelAffiliated station (Kanto regionIndependent station5 innings[Annotation 38]) has been co-produced.
    • In the early 1990sNippon Television NetworkBut I once broadcast a digest (unrelated to the program) early in the morning the day after the match.
  • It is broadcast from a special studio in the Tokyo Dome. Although it is a digest of the 30-minute program, it is the only program that allows you to watch the tournament directly on terrestrial broadcasting.It will also be broadcast on J SPORTS (this is a paid broadcast).93rd Tournament (2022From),YoutubeAfter the broadcast on the program's official channel, it was archived and distributed, making it possible to watch from all over the country other than the Kanto region.
  • Hiromitsu Nakata will be in charge of the program MC, and a person who has experience as a manager of adult baseball will appear as a commentator on a daily basis.


These local broadcasts may also be held in the qualifying round.


  • 11st tournament held in November1980Play some gamesTokyo channel 12 (current TV TOKYO)I have broadcast on.
  • 73st tournament (2002From)BSSatellite broadcasting OfDigicasIt was also broadcast on (digital data broadcasting),2006The broadcast was also discontinued with the discontinuation of the station.
  • From the 77th convention (2006) to the 84th (2013Up to)TODAYAll games were broadcast live (about half = mainly weekday daytime games and semi-finals / finals live broadcast. Weekday night games, etc.プロ野球中継Recording at midnight on the day or early morning on the next day in consideration ofNear live) In some cases.Even before that, all games had been broadcast live since the quarterfinals.The offer is the "Japan Baseball Promotion Caretaker Association", which is composed of the parent companies of the adult baseball teams that are members of the Japanese Baseball League.After the tournament, the games after the quarterfinals will be rebroadcast uncut on weekends. (2007All games from the first round will be rebroadcast at any time after September.At this time, the CM is without a sponsorParticipationSpot)
    • Using live footage produced and distributed by TCN, TCN's commentators, live announcers, and reporters appeared as they were.
    • During the live broadcast up to the semi-finals, there is time between the end of the previous match and the start of the next match, soFillerAs a result, the video of the famous game of the past tournament and another program were broadcast.
    • 80th 1st day (2009August 8) is a special case of the commemorative tournament[Annotation 39] So, the third game "Hitachi, Ltd.versusMitsubishi Motors OkazakiAfter the first hour of live broadcasting from the beginning of 17:1,Kyocera Dome OsakaProfessional baseball broadcast fromHanshinversusHiroshima) Was temporarily suspended, and it was broadcast again from 8:22 to 0:15 am on the same day at midnight (actually August 4), including the rebroadcast of the first hour part.
    • Incidentally,2011Is held outside the Kanto region for the first time in the history of the tournament (Kyocera Dome Osaka), So the broadcast will be in OsakaTODAY/Every day broadcastingProduction system (TCN,TCPAlso participated as a production cooperation), but the live announcer is basically the same member as the one held at Tokyo Dome.


  • The official guidebookMainichi Shimbunof"Sunday DailyIt will be released as a special issue in the first half of July (or a few weeks before the event) every year.Introducing teams and players participating in the main race (including reinforcement players), qualifying results and highlights of the tournament will be posted.It will be sold at bookstores and station shops nationwide, as well as at the venue, Tokyo Dome.In addition, there was a photo of a specific participating team on the cover, which was distributed to related parties and support visitors as a bespoke version of that team (the magazine is the same as general sales). ).
    (First published only in 1993Grand slamBut the photo directory of all the participating teams is posted)
  • Especially in practice games (open games) where the teams that have decided to participate in the main game play against each other.Send-off matchThe result of the match will be published on the sports side of the Mainichi Shimbun the next day.Reinforcement players will also participate in the send-off match, which will be held within two weeks before the start of the main race.
    In addition, even in the case of a recommended participation in the previous year's victory, there are many cases where spectators and cheering teams are mobilized to play send-off matches with teams in the same area on the final day of qualifying or the next day.


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  1. ^ Before that 199263 timesAnd 199667 timesAlso,Summer olympicSince baseball was an official event, it was held at the same time as a temporary measure.
  2. ^ Instead, the Japan Championships, which are held at this time of the year, will be held in July.Hot Motto Field KobeWas scheduled to be held at Kyocera Dome Osaka.However, the Japan Championships were canceled due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection.
  3. ^ On the other hand, due to a change in the schedule of professional baseball, the Japan Series and the Intercity Baseball Tournament were held at the same time, and the Yomiuri Giants, which is based in Tokyo Dome, advanced, so it was decided to hold the Japan Series at Kyocera Dome Osaka as an alternative location. ..
  4. ^ As in 2020, the Japan Championships were divided into Kobe and Osaka in June-July, and this year was held as planned.
  5. ^ NowWBSC Premier 12quite.
  6. ^ NowWorld Baseball Classicquite.
  7. ^ As a result, it was decided not to hold the first round of multiple venues, which is usually held at the same time in the Japan Championships.Initially, the split holding was scheduled to be held again in 1, but after that it was held independently by Kyocera Dome Osaka, and the split holding was virtually abolished in 2012. (Therefore, the holdings of Takamatsu and Kitakyushu, which should be held for the first time in 2010, are still carried over.)
  8. ^ However, in this case, since it has not passed through the qualifying round, it is not positioned as a district representative, and therefore no reinforcement player can be obtained.
  9. ^ this is,Tokyo cityIn 1943Tokyo Metropolitan GovernmentByTokyoThis is due to the fact that it merged with Tokyo to become Tokyo.
  10. ^ For example, in Gunma prefectureSUBARUAppeared from the final (since there are two teams in the second qualifying round, it is automatically decided to advance to the second qualifying round), and they are playing the final match with the highest performing team in the club team.
  11. ^ For example, in Saitama prefectureHondaとNippon ExpressHas been decided in 1st and 2nd place, and is playing a game to decide the ranking.There is no match against the club team.
  12. ^ InsideThe 78th City Counter Baseball TournamentAtToshibaClean up likeYasuyuki Saigo(at that timeMitsubishi Fuso Kawasaki) ・ Go Koyama (at that time)Nissan Motor) ・ Hideki Watanabe (at that time)Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Yokohama Rigid Baseball Club) And there are cases where the reinforcement player won the championship."The one who controls the reinforcement, the one who controls the black lion flag"It is also said.
  13. ^ There is a sentence in the tournament qualifying rules that "elected athletes must participate in cooperation"[5].
  14. ^ In the latest example, of the 91st and 92nd competitionsNippon ExpressIs applicable to this.
  15. ^ A specific match seed selection meeting is held about one month before the opening date, and the teams and match schedules that will be the specific match seeds are selected here.
  16. ^ In addition to participation from within the same company, if the team's history suggests that it is in the same line as another team, it will be treated as a team within the same company (for example, if the company team has become a club team and then participates in this tournament).
  17. ^ The JR Group has been treated as the same company for all teams,82th competitionFromJR East-JR East Japan TohokuAll teams will be treated as separate teams except for a while.
  18. ^ There were only two games in the first round because it was played by 34 teams.
  19. ^ Hiroshima-SeibuPlayed an active part inKazuo Yamane(Nippon Kokan FukuyamaOf the era46th competitionRegistered in), both pitchers.
  20. ^ Participated in the 33rd as a reinforcement player of Nippon Express Nagoya
  21. ^ A shield that praises Kiyoshi Miyahara, the first chairman of the Japanese Baseball League.
  22. ^ 2011Is usually held in OsakaJapan ChampionshipPresented the Mayor of Osaka Cup to the winning team.
  23. ^ A cup that honors Charles Person, who was called the father of Philippine baseball and also served as the chairman of the Baseball Federation of Asia. Returned to the Japanese Baseball League at the opening ceremony of the 2015 tournamentBaseball Hall of Fame MuseumWas donated to.
  24. ^ A medal praising Hirotoshi Honda, the 4th chairman of the Japanese Baseball League.A gold medal will be presented to the winning team and a silver medal will be presented to the runner-up team.
  25. ^ For the winning and runner-up teamsOtsuka PharmaceuticalからPocari SweatOne year's worth will be given.
  26. ^ However, regarding the 2020st and 21nd tournaments in 91/92, the schedule was changed due to the circumstances of the Tokyo Olympics, and the Japan Championship was advanced in the summer (cancelled in 2020), so it is equivalent to the city competition championship frame. In the 2021 46th Japan Championships, where the tournament was established, the 2019 45th Japan Championships won the championship.Osaka Gas Hardball Baseball ClubWas allotted to.
  27. ^ Men's leader, womenCheerleader, Brass band.
  28. ^ Known as a long-distance runner on landAkemi MatsunoBut I belonged at that timeNikonikodoOf again92th competitionThen in the same yearTokyo Olympics / Karate competitionWomen's silver medalistNozomi ShimizuBelongs toMiki HouseHas served as the mascot of.
  29. ^ In the case of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries series, from one of the products, beaver air conditionerBeaverMay act as a mascot[9].
  30. ^ However, in 2011, due to the effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the captain of JR East Tohoku will serve.
  31. ^ Held in August of the same year5th IBAF Women's World CupFor promotion.The catcher was also the representative of Japan.
  32. ^ a b 2013 yearsBaseball hall of fameenter.
  33. ^ From March to April 2014TBS TVWas broadcast onRoosevelt Game』Played the role of a professional baseball player.In addition, my fatherKimiyasu KudoHe is also a former baseball player <no experience in working baseball>.Goods for the program were also sold at the competition venue.
  34. ^ Appeared on TVCF, where baseball swings are a hot topic.
  35. ^ Appeal for PR of international competitions and adoption of baseball and softball competitions at the Olympic Games.
  36. ^ Before the start of the final, there was a ceremony in memory of Reiichi Matsunaga (died in May 2022), and the opening ceremony was held as part of that.
  37. ^ MostSimul broadcastingHowever, due to J SPORTS professional baseball broadcasts, some hours such as night games on weekdays are different.TODAYwas broadcasting the tournament on the 79th2008In the final match, GAORA broadcast professional baseball, so after live broadcasting on TCN's own broadcasting channel, GAORA recorded and broadcasted it (to TCN viewers, it was actually treated as a rebroadcast).Also, in 2014, NHK BS1 will broadcast the second semi-final match and the final match live, so in order to avoid duplication on BS (J SPORTS will start broadcasting BS sequentially from the fall of 2 to the spring of 2011), J SPORTS The side will broadcast the recording (the second game of the semi-final will be recorded at noon the next day, and the final will be broadcast at midnight on the day of the match)Near liveSince it will be broadcast by the method), TCN viewers will be rebroadcast after live broadcasting on their own channel as in 2008.
  38. ^ Saitama-Kanagawa-Chiba Television Broadcast-Tochigi TV-Gunma TV5 stations.For this program, TV Saitama is the production secretariat.In addition, it should be notedTOKYO MXIs not broadcast because it is not covered by 5 together and 3 channels.
  39. ^ Due to the schedule of 36 teams participating, 3 games will be held from the first day, and 8 games will be held on the 22nd day of August 2, the following day, so the relationship was held one hour earlier than the usual 4 games.See above).


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