The Central League (commonly shortened to se riigu) is one of two leagues in Japanese Professional Baseball. It is the most popular league among Japanese because it has all of the "big" teams. The other league is the Pacific League. At the end of the season, the winner of the Central League goes on to play the winner of the Pacific League in the Japan Series.

The teams in the Central League are as follows:

Chunichi Dragons (Nagoya, Japan)
Yomiuri Giants (Tokyo, Japan)
Yokohama Baystars (Yokohama, Japan)
Yakult Swallows (Tokyo, Japan)
Hiroshima Toyo Carp (Hiroshima, Japan)
Hanshin Tigers (Nishinomiya, Japan}

Central League is written in katakana.

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