Hawks to give fans replica championship rings


The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks will hand out championship rings not only to their team at their home opener, but to their fans as well.

The two-time defending Japan Series champions announced Friday that fans attending their March 29 game — and have seats outside the visiting supporters’ area — will receive replica championship rings at Yafuoku Dome.

Manager Kimiyasu Kudo, Hawks players and staff will receive their rings in a pregame ceremony before Softbank takes on the Seibu Lions.