Sunday, June 7, 2015

More Memories Of Uniform - Hawks Edition

I've put off working on this project for a few months, using the excuse that I was waiting for a couple sets from Ryan.  Now that I've gotten everything, it's time to dive back in...

Quick history of the Hawks - they were found in 1938 and known simply as Nankai.  They briefly changed their name during the war to Kinki Nippon and then were known as Kinki Great Ring just after the war before changing their name to the Nankai Hawks, the name they were known by for the next 40 plus years.  Following the 1988 season, Nankai sold the team to Daiei, who moved it from Osaka to Fukuoka, changing the name of the team to the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks.  Daiei sold the team to Softbank following the 2004 season.  Softbank renamed the team to the name it is currently known by - the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks.

As always, I am using The History Of Uniform and Professional Baseball Uniforms Encyclopedia 1936-2013 as my primary sources.  Neither source differentiates between home and away uniforms until 1951.

1938-40 - 3 different

2008 BBM Hawks 70th Anniversary #01

1940-43 - 2 different

2000 BBM 20th Century Best 9 #126
1946-47 - 4 different
1946-47 JBR 23 (Kazuto Tsuruoka)

1947-49 - 2 different

2012 BBM No-Hitters #17
2000 BBM 20th Century Best 9 #069
1948-49

1949-50 - 3 different

2006 BBM Nostalgic Baseball #016
~1950 Uncatalogued Bromide Kazuo Kageyama
1951-55 Home

2006 BBM Nostalgic Baseball #050
1951-55 Away

2000 BBM 20th Century Best 9 #076
1956-58 Home

2013 BBM Hawks 75th Anniversary #01
1956-58 Away

2000 BBM 20th Century Best 9 #097
1958 Home

1959-68 Home

1967 Kabaya-Leaf #314 (Masao Morishita)
1959-68 Away

2000 BBM 20th Century Best 9 #261
1969 Home

1969 Away

1970-71 Home

1970-71 Away

2013 BBM Hawks 75th Anniversary #19
1972-76 Home

2015 BBM Memories Of Uniform #085
1972-76 Away

2014 BBM Hawks Achievement #02 (Michio Satoh)
1974-76 Home

2014 BBM Hawks Achievement #28 (Hiromitsu Kadota)
1974-76 Away

1975-76 Calbee #885 (Mitsuru Fujiwara)
1976-77 Home

1974-76 Calbee #901 (Yutaka Enatsu)
1977 Home

2010 Epoch All Japan Baseball Foundation 1977 #38
1977 Away

2015 BBM Memories Of Uniform #086
1978-83 Home

1984 Calbee #57 (Chiaki Sadaoka)
1978-83 Away
1980 Calbee Big #43 (Nobuyuki Kagawa)

1980 Alternate (black number)

2013 BBM Hawks 75th Anniversary #04
1980 Alternate (red number)

1981 Calbee #83 (Mitsuru Fujiwara)
1984-88 Home

1987 Calbee #104 (Hiromitsu Kadota) n
1984-88 Away

2015 BBM Memories Of Uniform #088
1989-92 Home

1991 BBM #383
1989-90 Away

1989 Lotte #46 (Willie Upshaw)
1991-92 Away

2015 BBM Memories Of Uniform #089
1993-98 Home

2015 BBM Memories Of Uniform #090
1993-98 Away

1993 BBM #81
1999-2004 Home

2002 BBM 1st Version #238
1999-2004 Away

2001 BBM #393
2005 Home

2005 BBM 1st Version #68
2005 Away

2005 BBM 2nd Version #722
2006-present Home

2007 BBM 2nd Version #538
2006-present Away

2007 BBM 1st Version #102
2006 Alternate

2012 BBM Celebration Of Hawks #01
2007 Alternate

2012 BBM Celebration Of Hawks #03
2008 Alternate

2012 BBM Celebration Of Hawks #06

2008 Turn Back The Clock

2008 BBM Hawks 70th Anniversary #97
2008 Turn Back The Clock

2008 BBM Hawks 70th Anniversary #92
2009 Alternate

2012 BBM Celebration Of Hawks #10
2010 Alternate

2012 BBM Celebration Of Hawks #13
2011 Alternate

2012 BBM Celebration Of Hawks #20
2012 Alternate

2012 BBM Celebration Of Hawks #22
2013 Alternate

2013 Turn Back The Clock

2013 BBM Hawks 75th Anniversary #91
2014 Alternate

2014 Calbee #190
2014 Turn Back The Clock

2014 BBM Young Hawks - Futures And Legends #08
2014 Turn Back The Clock

2015 BBM Memories Of Uniform #096

Notes:

The only difference between the 1993-98 uniforms and the 1999-2004 uniforms are the red bills on the caps.  Similarly, the biggest difference between the 2005 uniforms and the later ones is the yellow bill on the cap.

There were two different versions of the 1980 alternate uniform - one with a black numeral on the front and one with a red number.  I didn't use the Nobuyuki Kagawa card from the Memories Of Uniform set to illustrate this uniform because it was impossible to see which version of the uniform it was.

I think I was able to locate cards for 51 of 64 uniforms.  Not too bad for a team going back to 1938!

1 comment:

Phantom Dreamer said...

Weird that in 2014, they wore the 1972-76 home uniform in a Turn Back the Clock game, but instead of going full sansabelt baseball pants, they wore belted pants with a striped tunnel loop made to look like they were sansabelt baseball pants. Do you know who the uniform manufacturer was?