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macro
03-30-2006, 01:17 PM
I know that a few here like to read news related to uniforms and there are some who enjoy seeing old throwback uniforms back out on the field again. So I'll start this thread to post news about "Turn Back The Clock" games as they are announced.

We'll start with A's vs Giants, June 23...

Now, this ought to be pretty!


from sfgiants.com:

"Orange Fridays," in which fans are encouraged to wear orange on Fridays and partake in orange-themed promotions and special events, will return, starting with orange fireworks on Opening Night, April 7, and including the Giants wearing their 1982 orange jerseys as part of '80s Retro Night on June 23.


This will give you an idea of how the Giants will look:

http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/nl/sfgiants/devanssf.JPG

They'll be playing the A's. If the A's go along with the retro theme, they may go with one of the following, each of which was worn in the early 80s:

http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/al/oakland/Mnorrisoak.JPGhttp://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/al/oakland/Mdavisoak.JPG

KronoRed
03-30-2006, 03:55 PM
Why did 70's fasions have to come back?

westofyou
03-30-2006, 03:57 PM
Why did 70's fashions have to come back?
Because the people who didn't have to endure them are running the fashion world now.

macro
04-13-2006, 02:16 PM
Here's another game to look out for if you're a lover of those colorful 70s: Astros at Padres, August 4, 2006. This wasn't exactly the golden age of baseball uniforms, but I grew up in the 70s loving all that colorful stuff. Every kid I knew who collected those plastic souvenir batting helmets had the really colorful ones in their collection, such as the Pirates' yellow, the Astros' orange, the Padres' brown and yellow, the Orioles' black, white, and orange, etc.

I wish some teams would bring back the bright colors, but within the confines of classic baseball uniform styles, much like the Astros, Pirates, and Padres did in the very early 70s, when they still used belts and buttons, and before they went the pullovers and wild designs. The Astros have done this to a great extent with their current sets, but I'd like to see them emphasize the brick red more and the black less. There's way too much emphasis on black in MLB these days.

Anway, here's an approximation of what the Astros and Padres looked like in 1976. I couldn't find a decent picture of an actual 1976 Padres uniform in action. The picture of McCovey is from 1974.

http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/nl/houastros/cruzsr_174x250.JPGhttp://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/nl/sdpadres/McCovey.jpg

macro
04-13-2006, 02:23 PM
The Braves wore their 1966 uniforms against the Phillies last night. They're not drastically different from what they're wearing forty years later, but notice the stripes on the socks! Awesome!

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20060413/i/r3198788795.jpg

Heath
04-13-2006, 02:26 PM
http://www.dannyskidspage.com/img/rjonesbbcard.gif

http://www.strictlymint.com/online_store/store/images/31211.jpg
http://www.distantreplays.com/distant/assets/product_images/PAAAIAHIBKPJONBC.jpg

Anytime you need a Mid-70's Padres google "Randy Jones" or "Dave Winfield". The third picture is a "Mitchell & Ness" reproduction of the '76 Padres.

Do not adjust the color of your monitor. Them actually are the real colors.

Red Leader
04-13-2006, 02:27 PM
I love 70's uniforms. Much, much better than the black variants of uniforms that started in the 90's and still carry on...

Heath
04-13-2006, 02:27 PM
The Braves wore their 1966 uniforms against the Phillies last night. They're not drastically different from what they're wearing forty years later, but notice the stripes on the socks! Awesome!

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20060413/i/r3198788795.jpg


Put that uni full time with a Navy "A" hat and its a winner everytime.

NJReds
04-13-2006, 02:28 PM
http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20060413/i/r3198788795.jpg

Is Marcus Giles standing in a hole? What is he, 5-foot-3?

Red Leader
04-13-2006, 02:32 PM
Is Marcus Giles standing in a hole? What is he, 5-foot-3?

Listed at 5'8". I'd say he's closer to 5'6" in reality, but man can he generate some power with those short arms.

macro
04-13-2006, 02:39 PM
Anytime you need a Mid-70's Padres google "Randy Jones" or "Dave Winfield". The third picture is a "Mitchell & Ness" reproduction of the '76 Padres.

I was trying to find a home Padres jersey, since they'll most likely be wearing the home jersey this summer, so that's why I didn't consider the brown road ones. That last picture of the Mitchell and Ness repro is probably just like what they'll wear this summer. Count on Mitchell and Ness to mess up some of the details, of course.

indyred
04-13-2006, 02:49 PM
Love these games....and seeing the old school wacky jerseys.....M&N Did mess up on the Winfield jersey, but 99% of the time there are rock solid on making the throwbacksof exact quality........Have the Reds used any throwbacks in recent years.........they have July 2nd vs Indians as some kind 1869 Red Stockings vintage game, but it says it follows the regualr game.......any idea what that is all about...........

BuckWoody
04-13-2006, 03:10 PM
I have a dream that in 25 years during "Turn back the Clock" games people will be saying, "What's up with their pants being all the way down over their shoes? That's hideous! Thank God they don't do that anymore." ;)

vaticanplum
04-13-2006, 03:52 PM
I freaking love the Astros' rainbow uniforms. If they brought them back, they would have instant hipster cred. Apart from, you know, being from Texas.

westofyou
04-13-2006, 03:58 PM
I freaking love the Astros' rainbow uniforms.

The day they cracked them out was a banner day for the folks who liked Peter Max. The fashion world was against it... but we all liked Enos Cabell's name.

Johnny Footstool
04-13-2006, 04:16 PM
My favorite uniform variant was the Mariners' "Turn Ahead the Clock" day outfits back in 1999. Griffey used a shiny silver glove in the field.

KronoRed
04-13-2006, 04:19 PM
Is Marcus Giles standing in a hole? What is he, 5-foot-3?
That must be one tall ump.

macro
04-13-2006, 04:31 PM
Love these games....and seeing the old school wacky jerseys.....M&N Did mess up on the Winfield jersey, but 99% of the time there are rock solid on making the throwbacksof exact quality........Have the Reds used any throwbacks in recent years.........they have July 2nd vs Indians as some kind 1869 Red Stockings vintage game, but it says it follows the regualr game.......any idea what that is all about...........

It may not be M&N that makes the throwback uniforms the players wear, but whoever made the Reds' throwbacks in recent years (Reds have worn both home and road throwbacks in the past three or four years) have done a poor job. As I mentioned in another thread, the white stripe in the collars is supposed to be a thin pinstripe, but now they make them with a too-wide white stripe in the collar. Also, the collars on the 72-92 jerseys were pretty tight, where the remake collars hang way down low. The players' names and numbers were noticeably too small, as well. One last complaint was that they were way too baggy, but that was probably done to please today's players, who would be uncomfortable in the skin-tight uniforms of the doubleknit era.

The biggest mess I've seen with regard to throwback games was two or three years ago, when the Reds advertised and promoted a 1970 Night, then the players took the field in the 1972-87 doubleknit pullover uniforms. As if no one would know the difference? This was the team's fault and not the manufacturer, of course.

I'm not sure what the deal is with the July 2 game.

Little Alex
04-13-2006, 05:59 PM
http://www.baseballtips.com/newsletter/images/shortsox.jpg


How bout the White Sox bermuda shorts of the mid 1970s? :)

westofyou
04-13-2006, 06:03 PM
http://www.baseballtips.com/newsletter/images/shortsox.jpg


How bout the White Sox bermuda shorts of the mid 1970s? :)

LA Angels wore them in the early 50's in the PCL

http://www.sportshollywood.com/images/minors/shorts1.jpg

Fullboat
04-13-2006, 08:05 PM
Love "Turn Back The Clock" Games, If I was in Reds FO I would turn back ticket
and Concession prices too (Yeah I'm fired like right now :D )

Jpup
04-13-2006, 09:04 PM
I'm in favor of turning the clock back to 1990.:cool:

indyred
04-13-2006, 10:28 PM
Majestic makes all MLB jerseys and I'd bet they do all the throwbacks in these current games....they took over the contract from Russell, who did most mlb teams pre 2004....M&N just makes replithentics of the old school jerseys and has to get contracts from individual player's.....but they make them to the exact specifications of how said jersey was made in the day.........

Yachtzee
04-14-2006, 12:21 AM
LA Angels wore them in the early 50's in the PCL

http://www.sportshollywood.com/images/minors/shorts1.jpg

Are those the Angels, or the Hollywood Stars?

RANDY IN INDY
04-14-2006, 09:47 AM
Looks like the "Stars" to me, Yachtz'.

westofyou
04-14-2006, 11:07 AM
Are those the Angels, or the Hollywood Stars?
Cha... they are the Stars, I saw a picture in PCL book the other day of the Angels in shorts, so I guess both did it.

Yechhhh.

macro
06-23-2006, 01:48 PM
Just a heads-up for you uniform lovers that the game that started this thread, A's vs Giants wearing orange, is tonight!

The Devil Rays will wear their Tampa Tarpons jerseys from the 1970s against the Braves tomorrow night (Saturday).

Enjoy...or throw up, whichever you're inclined to do. Me? I'm looking forward to it.

Heath
06-23-2006, 01:59 PM
Just a heads-up for you uniform lovers that the game that started this thread, A's vs Giants wearing orange, is tonight!

The Devil Rays will wear their Tampa Tarpons jerseys from the 1970s against the Braves tomorrow night (Saturday).

Enjoy...or throw up, whichever you're inclined to do. Me? I'm looking forward to it.


The Tampa Tarpons jerseys from the '70's are from the time when Tampa was a Reds farm club. IIRC they look VERY similar in style and color to Reds uniforms of that time.

I would not be suprised if the D-Rays became the Tarpons, but marketing is going to have to combat the public juvenile urge to call them the Tampons.

westofyou
06-23-2006, 02:10 PM
http://www.distantreplays.com/distant/assets/product_images/PAAAIAFOPIJKKFAF.jpg

Heath
06-23-2006, 02:28 PM
http://www.distantreplays.com/distant/assets/product_images/PAAAIAFOPIJKKFAF.jpg

To play in those you are required to have a hunting license.

dabvu2498
06-23-2006, 02:31 PM
To play in those you are required to have a hunting license.
That reminds me of a sweet joke about University of Tennessee Fans:

Why do UT fans wear orange?

So they can go to the game on Saturday, hunt on Sunday, and pick up trash along side the road the rest of the week! :laugh: :laugh:

RANDY IN INDY
06-23-2006, 02:36 PM
:laugh: Classic :beerme:

SteveJRogers
06-23-2006, 03:50 PM
I'm in favor of turning the clock back to 1990.:cool:

I'd turn it back to 1986! ;)

Seriously though, aren't the Mets in on the 20th anniversary of the infamous game in Cincy with Knight vs Davis, ect.

Steve

SteveJRogers
06-23-2006, 03:53 PM
On research, nope, anniversary of that series occurs just after the Mets leave town.

Here is that game from a great site (well of you need info on the New York Mets) called UltimateMets.com the Ultimate Mets Database!

http://www.ultimatemets.com/gamedetail.php?gameno=3937

KronoRed
06-23-2006, 04:44 PM
Too bright

SteveJRogers
06-23-2006, 04:59 PM
http://www.distantreplays.com/distant/assets/product_images/PAAAIAFOPIJKKFAF.jpg

Uh thats the wrong second name in the city

"San Quentin, you've been living hell to me..."
-Johnny Cash ...At San Quentin

westofyou
06-23-2006, 05:51 PM
Uh thats the wrong second name in the city

"San Quentin, you've been living hell to me..."
-Johnny Cash ...At San Quentin
Come again?

dabvu2498
06-23-2006, 05:53 PM
Come again?
I think he's saying they look like prison jumpsuits.

SteveJRogers
06-23-2006, 05:56 PM
I think he's saying they look like prison jumpsuits.


Yup, San Quentin prison in California, and I took a Johnny Cash song to use as a reference point. As I said, its on his San Quentin album, not sure if he ever recorded it for a studio album though

SteveJRogers
06-23-2006, 05:57 PM
Just realized that I could also have been referencing McCovey's time for tax envasion! Although he obviously wasn't in San Quentin, Folsom or any other max security pen.

westofyou
06-23-2006, 05:57 PM
I think he's saying they look like prison jumpsuits.
They do at that. I lived there when they decided to scrap the orange and go with the traditional look... of course they also introduced the Crab around then too so it's not like they were batting 1.000.

indyred
06-23-2006, 08:18 PM
Thankls for update Marco........I love the throwbacks........I know Milwaukee and Washington had tribute Negro game using Milwaukee Bears and Nationals wore the Grays a few weeks ago....Now they need to bring back the turn ahead the clock jerseys.as seen here.althought the Reds never did participate in this in 1999.
http://www.angelfire.com/blues/new_yorker/TATC.html

Unassisted
06-23-2006, 11:47 PM
That reminds me of a sweet joke about University of Tennessee Fans:

Why do UT fans wear orange?

So they can go to the game on Saturday, hunt on Sunday, and pick up trash along side the road the rest of the week! :laugh: :laugh:Good one!

I used to live in Knoxville and work with rabid UT fans, so I wish I'd had that joke to use back then. On second thought, it was probably better for my safety that I didn't. ;)

indyred
06-24-2006, 04:45 PM
They looked pretty neat. Saw highlights of SF and A's game. Kinda weird seeing both teams in dark jerseys. Bonds even steals a base in them. They looked so big on them. Wonder who the last team to wear a pullover jersey was. Seemed like 80's almost every team used that type......Maybe someone can post a pic from the game last night....Didn't Indians and Reds use some funky throwbacks in game a couple years ago?

indyred
06-24-2006, 08:18 PM
TB and Braves game is on TBS now. Braves have cool looking 70's blue jerseys. The Tampa Tarpons jerseys are from a class A 70's Reds team!

Gallen5862
06-24-2006, 08:21 PM
The Braves are wearing their 70's style uniforms that Hank Aaron use to wear. The Tampa Bay Devilrays are wearing uniforms that say Tarpons.

macro
06-25-2006, 06:13 PM
Wonder who the last team to wear a pullover jersey was. Seemed like 80's almost every team used that type...

That would be the 1992 Cincinnati Reds, who abandoned the pullovers for the start of the 1993 season. They were the last team to do so. Here's something from the Dressed To The Nines site. If you're into baseball uniforms at all, this site is a MUST...


http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/exhibits/online_exhibits/dressed_to_the_nines/jerseys.htm

Pull-over jerseys (shirts without buttons, laces or fasteners of any kind) were used sporadically during the 19th century, but it is doubtful they were ever adopted by a major league club. The style first appeared in the big leagues on July 16, 1970, when the Pittsburgh Pirates unveiled their brand new ballpark, Three Rivers Stadium. At the same time, the club unveiled brand new uniforms that featured the buttonless pull-over jersey. The revolutionary double-knit duds also were the first made from polyester and the first to feature beltless pants. The bold new look proved quite a success, with nearly ever major league club soon following suit. The pull-over jersey style lasted until 1993, when the Cincinnati Reds became the final team to return to the button-down style.

Here are some pictures from the A's - Giants game...

http://www.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2006/06/24/sp_giants_0014db.jpg

http://www.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2006/06/24/sp_giants_0005_db.jpg

...and some from the Braves - Rays game...

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060625/capt.19f52e6e61dc43db9c2d119c144dbcb1.braves_devil _rays_baseball_spd102.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060625/capt.dffa1de90dfa4a66a8f31c0c60845df6.braves_devil _rays_baseball_spd101.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060625/capt.684c786931734ad69705215501a89bdb.braves_devil _rays_baseball_spd103.jpg

indyred
06-25-2006, 07:40 PM
Sweet pictures. I hope Reds do something on that July 2nd game vs Tribe. Says something on the sked about a vintage game after? Anyone have any idea what that is all about.

cincinnati chili
06-26-2006, 03:53 AM
The Tarpa Tampons rule!

KronoRed
06-26-2006, 03:56 AM
Tarpon > Devil Rays

;)

44Magnum
06-26-2006, 11:38 AM
I love 70's uniforms. Much, much better than the black variants of uniforms that started in the 90's and still carry on...

I agree. I grew up on the 70's & 80's unis. I love them.

crazybob60
06-28-2006, 01:13 PM
Love these games....and seeing the old school wacky jerseys.....M&N Did mess up on the Winfield jersey, but 99% of the time there are rock solid on making the throwbacksof exact quality........Have the Reds used any throwbacks in recent years.........they have July 2nd vs Indians as some kind 1869 Red Stockings vintage game, but it says it follows the regualr game.......any idea what that is all about...........


found this on the reds' website...sorry if it has already been posted, but it applies here as well...

All-American Vintage Baseball Weekend
July 1-2

The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates America with a vintage-baseball extravaganza! The original Reds, the 1869 Red Stockings, are the stars during this fun and family-friendly weekend at the Reds Hall of Fame.

Kids will love meeting Red Stockings players and learning to pitch and field the old-fashioned way. They'll check out children's toys from the 19th century, and even try to make a 19th-century baseball. Plus, how about posing for their own 1869 Red Stockings-style baseball card, in a Red Stockings uniform, personalized with their names, positions and other vital statistics? They're free with admission (photos will be offered for two hours before the Reds game on both Saturday and Sunday; limit one per family).

Sunday will give Reds fans a chance to see vintage baseball in action! Stick around after the Reds-Indians game for a three-inning showdown between the Red Stockings and the Cincinnati Buckeyes on the field at Great American Ball Park. How better to celebrate America and its favorite pastime on this Fourth of July weekend? Play ball!

Regular admission prices apply.


http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/cin/ballpark/museum/events.jsp

indyred
07-05-2006, 06:03 PM
Marines will be using Piolts jerseys this weekend vs. Detroit !!!!!!