The Yakult Swallows players celebrate as the team win their second straight and ninth overall Central League pennant on Sept. 25, 2022, at Jingu Stadium in Tokyo. The new Nippon Professional Baseball season starts March 30. (Photo by Kyodo News via Getty Images)
By Matthew Tallarini
World Baseball Network
The Nippon Professional Baseball league in Japan will begin its 73rd professional season March 30 with the Rakuten Golden Eagles taking on the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters at the new state-of-the-art ES CON Field in Hokkaido, Japan.
The Rakuten Golden Eagles will start Masahiro Tanaka for tomorrow’s game, while the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters assigned starting pitcher Takayuki Katoh for the first game of the 2023 Nippon Professional Baseball season.
How To Watch
Bwintv.net is a Korean language streaming website that will show Nippon Professional Baseball games throughout the 2023 regular season. Use Google Translate or Google Chrome to translate the website and make it easier to watch the games. There is a multiscreen feature on Bwint.net that you can watch all four games at once in the palm of your hand. Bwintv.net is a free site and you do not need to login to watch.
Pacific League TV’s YouTube page will stream free games throughout the season. All six teams such as the Chiba Lotte Marines, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, Rakuten Golden Eagles, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, and the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks are the listed teams in the Pacific League and the page will also have interleague games with teams the six franchises will play from the Central League throughout the regular season.
For The Fans (FTF) Sports will have NPB Pacific League game re-runs throughout the 2023 Nippon Professional Season. Check your local cable provider find For The Fans Sports and you can watch all the Pacific League game replays.
All farm league games from the Western League and Eastern League will be streamed on the team Pacific League YouTube team pages during the regular season.