Tag Archive: Uniforms


[11/26/2017] Softbank Hawks 80th Anniversary Alternate Uniforms

The Softbank Hawks unveiled special 80th anniversary uniforms they plan to wear when they host Legend Days during the season (at least once a month).

The uniforms are based on designs used in 1938: white with navy lines. The cap features a logo based on the Hawks symbol used in 1947. The lettering on the front chest is based on what is used on present-day uniforms. The double lines on the sleeves are also the same thickness as on present-day uniforms.

Click into the link below for images.

Source: Softbank 11/26/2017


[11/25/2017] Hanshin Tigers unveil 2018 uniforms

The Hanshin Tigers unveiled their new 2018 uniforms during their fan appreciation event on November 25. The uniforms were modeled by Takumi Akiyama and Masahiro Nakatani.

The home uniforms have pinstripes with yellow accent lines. The two colors represent the unification of tradition and team/fans. The away uniforms feature black tops with yellow lines, representing strength and unification.

The Joshin logo (sponsor) will appear on helmets and the right sleeve, as well as the left side of caps and the left hip area of the pants.

Click into the Hanshin link below for images.

Source: Hanshin 11/25/2017

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[11/23/2017] Rakuten Eagles: Tohoku Pride, FANS’ Uniforms Unveiled

The Rakuten Eagles unveiled the 2018 versions of their Tohoku Pride and FANS’ uniforms on November 23.

The Tohoku Pride uniforms are based off the Tohoku Green Uniforms from the 2013 season. The base color is black. The uniforms will be worn during Tohoku Pride Day games next year.

Tohoku Pride Day Schedule

  • April 15 (Sun) vs Seibu
  • May 6 (Sun) vs Seibu
  • May 22 (Tue) vs Orix
  • June 12 (Tue) vs Chunichi
  • July 8 (Sun) vs Seibu
  • July 24 (Tue) vs Nippon Ham
  • August 5 (Sun) vs Lotte
  • August 17 (Fri) vs Lotte

The FANS’ uniform are also based off the Tohoku Green Uniforms from the 2013 season. The base color is crimson red. The uniforms will be worn during the Crimson Red Series games next year.

Crimson Red Series Schedule

  • April 21 (Sat) vs Orix
  • May 16 (Wed) vs Softbank
  • June 2 (Sat) vs Yakult
  • July 6 (Fri) vs Seibu
  • August 19 (Sun) vs Lotte
  • September 7 (Fri) vs Nippon Ham

Source: Rakuten 11/23/2017


[10/12/2017] Orix Buffaloes: New alternate 2018 uniforms

The Orix Buffaloes unveiled new alternate 2018 uniforms on October 12.

The color of the uniform is super white with red and navy piping, which represents “team & fan,” “Osaka & Kobe,” and “past & present players.” The new OB logo introduced this season appears on the left chest in red.

Source: Orix  10/12/2017


[10/4/2017] Hanshin Tigers to unveil new uniforms for 2018 season

According to a report by Sanspo, the Hanshin Tigers are planning to use a new design for their uniforms next year. Yellow lines will be returning to home uniforms, similar to what was used in 1974 and 1975.

The final design is set. The Tigers want to release the new designs as soon as possible, but also want to wait for the right time.

Source: Sanspo 10/4/2017


[7/17/2017] Hiroshima Carp alternate “Kabuku” uniforms

The Hiroshima Carp unveiled a set of alternate uniforms they will be wearing during a three-game series against the Yakult Swallows that begins on August 18 (Friday). The uniforms are based on their slogan for this season, Kabuku. The colors, red and dark blue, are taken from a battle surcoat Soko Ueda wore during the Summer Siege of Osaka (Osaka Natsu-no Jin) in 1615.

The alternate uniforms were modeled by Yusuke Nomura and Tomohiro Abe.

Source: Hiroshima 7/17/2017


[6/26/2017] New Samurai Japan Uniforms Unveiled

Samurai Japan held a press conference earlier today to unveil their new uniforms made by ASICS. Hiroshima’s Seiya Suzuki and Yokohama’s Yoshitomo Tsutsugo modeled the new uniforms for the press.

The concept for the new design is to bring fans and players closer together through a uniform.

Four traditional Japanese colors are used in the uniform: blue gray (aokachi iro), white (mashiro), red (kurenai iro), and gold (kogane iro).

The pinstripes are made of an infinite number of connected tiny wa’s (circles). This idea comes from the traditional Japanese watsunagi pattern. The connections between each wa also represent the connections between fans and players.

Samurai Japan will begin to use the new uniforms during the 2017 Japan-USA Collegiate Baseball Championship Series that is slated to begin in Hartford, CT on July 12.

Source: Samurai Japan 6/26/2017


[5/28/2017] Nippon Ham Fighters: Hokkaido Series 2017 details released

The Nippon Ham Fighters released details for Hokkaido Series 2017: Hokkaido be AMBITIOUS. The series will take place over nine home game in July and August. Uniforms for the series were unveiled in front of fans during pre-game fielding practices today.

The uniforms use three base colors: dark blue, white, and red. The dark blue represents the sea and sky, the white represents brightness and wind and snow, and red represents the indomitable energy of the people in Hokkaido. On the left chest is an H for Hokkaido and the word AMBITIOUS. The image of Hokkaido on the left sleeve is a symbol of unity for the team and community.


  • July 19 (Wed) vs Rakuten Eagles at Sapporo Dome – 18:30
  • July 20 (Thu) vs Rakuten Eagles at Sapporo Dome – 18:00
  • August 5 (Sat) vs Orix at Sapporo Dome – 14:00
  • August 6 (Sun) vs Orix at Sapporo Dome – 15:00
  • August 16 (Wed) vs Lotte at Sapporo Dome – 18:00
  • August 17 (Thu) vs Lotte at Sapporo Dome – 18:00
  • August 18 (Fri) vs Seibu at Sapporo Dome – 18:00
  • August 19 (Sat) vs Seibu at Sapporo Dome – 14:00
  • August 20 (Sun) vs Seibu at Sapporo Dome – 14:00

Fans attending the game on August 5 will receive a free replica uniform.

Source: Nippon Ham 5/28/2017, Nikkan Sports 5/28/2017


[5/8/2017] Orix Buffaloes’ Bs Natsu No Jin 2017 Uniforms

The Orix Buffaloes’ Bs Natsu No Jin 2017 will take place over four games in June and August.


  • June 25 (Sun) vs Lotte at Kyocera Dome – 13:00
  • August 1 (Tue) vs Softbank at Kyocera Dome – 18:00
  • August 2 (Wed) vs Softbank at Kyocera Dome – 18:00
  • August 3 (Thu) vs Softbank at Kyocera Dome – 18:00

Players and coaches will wear digital camouflage uniforms in the color fighting red.


  • June 25 – limited edition Bs Natsu No Jin 2017 t-shirts – the first 10,000 season ticket holders and advance ticket fan club members to arrive at the stadium
  • August 1 thru 3 – Bs Natsu No Jin 2017 replica uniforms – the first 15,000 advance ticket purchasers to arrive at the stadium (each day)

Source: Orix 5/8/2017


[5/2/2017] Nippon Ham Fighters: Legend Series 2017

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that they will host Legend Series 2017 during five home games this season. They also announced that coaches and players will retro uniforms from 1962, when the team won a championship and was known as the Toei Flyers.


  • June 23, 24, 25 – Rakuten vs Nippon Ham at Sapporo Dome
  • July 3, 4 – Seibu vs Nippon Ham at Tokyo Dome

Replica uniforms will be given away to ticket holders on June 24 (Saturday) and 4,000 fan club members on July 3.

Source: Nippon Ham 5/2/2017

NPB Standings [Full]
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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