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100% Authentic 1972-1973 Nankai Hawks remake home jersey. Hawks letters are embroidered on the jersey. Made in China, Mizuno Japan official licensed jersey.

Condition : Brand New with tag
Material : Polyester 100%
Color : Cream Color

Size Height (cm) Chest (cm)
Jaspo L 172-178 93-99

¥12,980

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Description

The Nankai Hawks were a professional baseball team, which was the second-to-last team of the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, and managed by Nankai Electric Railway Co.,Ltd, a leading private railway company in Kansai area. Their home stadium was the Osaka Stadium and their team color was green.

Their uniform with the word ‘Hawks’ written in green longhand was one of their traditions, and the design had never been changed until 1988.

The team was founded in 1938 as ‘the Nankaigun’. The team name was changed to ‘the Kinki Nippongun’ and then to ‘the Kinki Great Ring, and in 1947 to the current name ‘the Nankai Hawks’.

The Nankai Hawks, led by Manager Kazuto Tsuruoka, established the golden age from 1950, when the Pacific League was founded, to 1966. They finished the season on the second place for more than 17 years in a row and won nine Pacific League championships.

However, in those days, the Central League was the center of Japanese professional baseball. Because the Giants, which Shigeo Nagashima, a national baseball superstar, and Sadaharu Oh, a world home-run king belonged to, and the Hanshin Tigers enjoyed their popularity due to the broadcasting of their game, the Pacific League including the Nankai Hawks did not have much of the presence.

Moreover, in the 1970s, the Nankai gradually came to get bad results and when Katsuya Nomura, who was their manager and also a player, was fired off the team, they went into a period of their slump. In the 1980s, they were always in Class B, and in 1988, Nankai Electric Railway Co.,Ltd, sold the Hawks to Daiei Inc.

Daiei Inc transferred the team’s base area from Osaka City to Fukuoka City. In 1988, Osaka Stadium was dismantled and then the vacant lot was redeveloped as a wholesale commercial park called ‘Namba Parks’.

Now there is a facility called Nankai Hawks Memorial Gallery in Namba Parks, which is a popular place among the old baseball fans, because Nankai leading players’ pictures hand prints, and jerseys, and the pennants of the team are on display in the gallery.

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Size

Jaspo L