|Kansai Independent Baseball League|
|No. of teams||4|
|Current champions||Kobe 9 Cruise|
|Official website||KIBL Official site|
The Kansai Independent Baseball League (関西独立リーグ Kansai Dokuritsu Rīgu?) is a professional baseball league in Japan. Its debut season was in 2009.
The league's activities became public in 2008. Plans to form the league were announced at a press conference on March 6. On July 30, the names of the four teams were released.
The league held its first draft on November 16. Kobe made history, selecting 16-year-old Eri Yoshida to be the first female in an otherwise all-male league. Yoshida made her professional debut at the Osaka Dome in the opening game of the KIBL on March 26, 2009 before 11,592 fans. Yoshida faced two batters, walking the first and striking-out the second in a 5-0 win over the Osaka Gold Villicanes.
The league has five teams.
|Kishu Rangers (紀州レンジャーズ)||2009||Wakayama, Wakayama|
|Seoul Haechi (ソウル・ヘチ)||2010||Osaka|
|Hyogo Blue Sandars (兵庫ブルーサンダーズ)||2011||Sanda, Hyōgo|
|Osaka Hawks Dream (大阪ホークスドリーム)||2011||Osaka|
|Kobe Suns (神戸サンズ)||2011||Kobe and Awaji Island, Hyōgo|
|2009||Osaka Gold Villicanes|
|2010||Kobe 9 Cruise|
|2011||Hyogo Blue Sandars|
- Akashi Red Soldiers - Akashi, Hyōgo (2009-2010)
- Osaka Gold Villicanes - Osaka, Osaka (2009)
- Kobe 9 Cruise - Kobe, Hyōgo (2009-2010)
Most Successful clubs
|Hyogo Blue Sandars||1||2011|
|Osaka Hawks Dream||0|
- This article incorporates information translated from 関西独立リーグ (Kansai Dokuritsu League) in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on November 17, 2008.