Lamigo Monkeys and the Nippon-Ham Fighters have announced “2018 Asia Friendship Series in Hokkaido” at CPBL head office today.
The winner of the 2017 Taiwan Series have been invited to have 2 exhibition games against NPB’s Nippon-Ham Fighters at the Sapporo Dome from 28 February.
Asia Friendship Series in Hokkaido Schedule
- Game 1 – 28 February 18:00 (Japan time)
- Game 2 – 01 March 18:00 (Japan time)
Not the first time those 2 teams meet
The last time those 2 teams played against each other was 11 years ago at Tokyo Dome during the 2006 Asia Series.
La New Bears (Lamigo Monkeys before the name change) faced Nippon-Ham Fighters twice in the tournament, once in the preliminary and another time in the final. Despite putting up a good fight, La New Bears ends up dropping both games to the Fighters 2:1 and 1:0 and took home the silver medal.
2006 Asia Series Game 1 highlight
2006 Asia Series Game 2 highlight