Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wearing the Pinstripes – Phillies uniform from the 70’s and 80’s to be worn this year

 

 

   For most people, the uniform is a instant recognition for the team that they see on television or in person at the stadiums. The Phillies unifom has changed over the years but every now and again, the team will wear a throwback uniform just for the fun of it, and maybe to sell some other merchandise related to the older jersey. There was a special edition jersey issued last year by the team where the numbers and names of the players were highlighted in gold stitching on the home white jersey. The 2010 season, (on May 14th vs. Milwaukee in Milwaukee) will see the Phillies wear their ‘powder blue’ road uniform for the first time in many years.  The current lineup of uniforms looks like those in the graphic below:

 

NLE-Uniform-PHI                                                source:  Wikipedia

 

       For a lot of fans of the Phillies especially with all of their postseason appearances of late, it will be the first time that the fans see the team wearing their 1970’s colors that they wore right up until the mid to late 1980’s. These were the colors of the Phillies road jerseys for many, many years. The 70’s uniforms looked like this one with Steve Carlton (note is has the zipper instead of the buttons):

 

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     No official unveiling of the uniform that the Phillies will wear on the ‘retro’ night that the Milwaukee Brewers will host on the May 14 –16th dates in 2010 but we’re sure that it will amaze certain Phillies fans who have been longing to see their favorite players of today where the older style jerseys. This seems like something the Phillies should do at home to treat their own fans to a weekend of ‘retro’ uniforms. Here was the home Phillies jersey style in the 1970’ and 1980’s:

 

steve_carlton_autograph70's source: baseball-almanac.com

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