Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks

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Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (福岡ソフトバンクホークス Fukuoka Sofutobanku Hōkusu?) is a Japanese baseball team in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture.[1] The Hawks play in Japan's Pacific League (パリーグ pari-gu?).[2]

History[change | change source]

The history of the Hawks dates to the 1930s. The team has had several names, including

  • Nankai Hawks (~1947)
  • Fukuoka Daiei Hawks (1988~2004)
  • Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (2005~)

SoftBank Hawks won the first prize in the Japan championship in 2011. The owner of the Hawks is SoftBank, an IT company. The Hawks are very popular in Fukuoka. The mascot character is Harry Hawk.

Home stadium[change | change source]

The Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome in Fukuoka is their home stadium. This stadium is in the central ward of Fukuoka city, near Tojinmachi subway station.

Notable players[change | change source]

Current Manager[change | change source]

81 Japan Kouji Akiyama (秋山 幸二 Akiyama Kouji?) [3]

Current players[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bjarkman, Peter C. (2005). Diamonds Around The Globe: The Encyclopedia Of International Baseball, pp. 140-144.
  2. Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), "Teams (Rosters, Schedules/Scores, Individual Stats); retrieved 2012-7-17.
  3. BaseballReference.com, Kouji Akiyama; retrieved 2012-7-17.
  4. BaseballReference.com, Seiichi Uchikawa; Lemke, Bob. (2010). 2011 Standard Catalog Of Baseball Cards, p. 590.
  5. Tamer, Greg. (2004). The Hardball Times Baseball Annual, p. 38.
  6. BaseballReference.com, Nobuhiro Matsuda; retrieved 2012-7-17.
  7. BaseballReference.com, Hiroki Kokubo; retrieved 2012-7-17.
  8. BaseballReference.com, Takahiro Mahara; retrieved 2012-7-17.
  9. BaseballReference.com, Tooru Hosokawa; retrieved 2012-7-17.
  10. BaseballReference.com, Yuichi Honda; retrieved 2012-7-17.
  11. BaseballReference.com, Tadashi Settsu; retrieved 2012-7-17.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks at Wikimedia Commons