China Baseball League

中國棒球聯賽

LEAGUE HISTORY

  • 1986 - China Baseball Association founded
  • 2002 - China Baseball League founded - Four original teams - Beijing Tigers, Shanghai Golden Eagles, Tianjin Lions and Guangdong Lightning (later changed to Leopards)
  • 2005 - First expansion: Sichuan Dragons and China Hope Stars (later became Jiangsu Hope Stars/Pegasus)
  • 2009 - Second expansion: Henan Elephants 
  • 2009 - Japan cut off sponsorship with CBL, mainly due to financial losses and baseball being eliminated from the Olympics 
  • 2012 - CBL suspended - No baseball in China 
  • 2014 - CBL returned after two delays
  • 2015 - League expansion - Two divisions and ten teams 
  • 2016 - Implementation of the first amateur baseball draft 
TEAMS AND FORMAT
  • Top two teams with the best record in Division 1: Best of 3 series for the CBL Championship
  • Top team of Division 2 plays the lowest ranking team in Division 1 in a best of 3 series - winner stays or gets regulated to Division 1 

DIVISION 1
DIVISION 2
Beijing Tigers 北京猛虎
Henan Elephants 河南吉象
Shanghai Golden Eagles 上海金鹰
China Society Baseball Club 大學生聯隊
Tianjin Lions 天津雄狮
Shandong Institute of Commerce and Technology Baseball Club 山東商職技術學院
Guangdong Leopards 廣東獵豹
People's Liberation Army Baseball Club 解放軍隊
Sichuan Dragons 四川蛟龍

Jiangsu Pegasus 江蘇天馬



Beijing Tigers (北京猛虎)
Year founded: 2002
Championships: (5) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2014


Jiangsu Pegasus (江蘇天馬)
Year founded: 2005
Championships: (1) - 2015 



Tianjin Lions (天津雄狮)Tear founded: 2002
Championships: (5) - 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011


Guangdong Leopards (廣東獵豹)
Team founded: 2002
Championships: (1) - 2010



Sichuan Dragons (四川蛟龍)
Team founded: 2005
Championships: None

Shanghai Golden Eagles (上海金鹰)
Team founded: 2002
Championships: None 


YEAR
WINNER
GAMES
RUNNER-UP
GAMES
2002
Tianjin Lions
1
Beijing Tigers
0
2003
Beijing Tigers
3
Tianjin Lions
2
2004
Beijing Tigers
3
Tianjin Lions
2
2005
Beijing Tigers
2
Tianjin Lions
0
2006
Tianjin Lions
3
Guangdong Leopards
0
2007
Tianjin Lions
3
Guangdong Leopards
1
2008
Tianjin Lions
3
Beijing Tigers
0
2009
Beijing Tigers
1
Guangdong Leopards
0
2010
Guangdong Leopards
2
Beijing Tigers
0
2011
Tianjin Lions
2
Guangdong Leopards
1
2014
Beijing Tigers
2
Tianjin Lions
1
2015
Jiangsu Pegasus
2
Beijing Tigers
0
2016
Tianjin Lions
3
Beijing Tigers
0
2017





Source:
TW Baseball Wiki










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