[3/22/2017] Softbank Hawks: 1(Won)derful Stripe 2017 Uniforms

The Softbank Hawks announced that their Taka-no Saiten 2017 series will take place over eight games this season. They also unveiled the alternate uniforms they will be wearing during the series (modeled by Yuki Yanagita and Dennis Sarfate).

The stripes on the uniform look like the red stitching on a baseballs, but are actually based on the image of a Hawk flapping its wings. The color red (or Kachidoki Red) makes a return. The team went 6-2 when wearing Kachidoki Red during the Taka-no Saiten series in 2014.

Taka-no Saiten 2017 Schedule

  • July 17 (Mon) – vs Seibu at YafuOku Dome – Taka-no Saiten 2017
  • July 18 (Tue) – vs Seibu at YafuOku Dome – Taka-no Saiten 2017
  • July 19 (Wed) – vs Seibu at Kitakyushu Stadium – Taka-no Saiten 2017 in Kitakyushu
  • July 21 (Fri) – vs Lotte at YafuOku Dome – Taka-no Saiten 2017
  • July 22 (Sat) – vs Lotte at YafuOku Dome – Taka-no Saiten 2017
  • July 23 (Sun) – vs Lotte at YafuOku Dome – Taka-no Saiten 2017
  • July 31 (Mon) – vs Nippon Ham at Tokyo Dome – Taka-no Saiten 2017 in Tokyo Dome
  • August 14 (Mon) – vs Nippon Ham at Kyocera Dome – Taka-no Saiten 2017 in Osaka

The Hawks will also wear the alternate uniforms during four other games.

  • July 4 (Tue) – vs Orix at YafuOku Dome
  • July 5 (Wed) – vs Orix at YafuOku Dome
  • July 11 (Tue) – vs Rakuten at YafuOku Dome
  • July 12 (Wed) – vs Rakuten at YafuOku Dome

Replica uniforms will be handed out for free to all ticket holders (with some exceptions) during the eight Taka-no Saiten games listed above.

Source: Softbank 3/22/2017, Softbank 3/22/2017

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