Nishi Nippon Pirates

Nishi Nippon Pirates
League Nippon Professional Baseball
* Central League
Ballpark Heiwadai Stadium
Year established 1950
Ownership Nishi-Nippon Shimbun
Manager Toshio Kojima

The Nishi-Nippon Pirates (西日本パイレーツ Nishi-Nippon Pairētsu) were a Japanese baseball team and a founding member of the Central League in 1950. The team was owned by the Nishi-Nippon Shimbun and played their home games in Heiwadai Stadium in Fukuoka.

The team existed for one season — they placed sixth in 1950, and the following season merged with the also Fukuoka-based Nishitetsu Clippers to form the Nishitetsu Lions.

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