Awesome Throwback Uniforms.

If you ask me, there ain’t nothing better than some good ole’ throwback uniforms. With that said, I hope you enjoy checking these uniforms out as much as I do.

Gomes & Reddick 1936 A's

May 2nd, 2012. Jonny Gomes and Josh Reddick of the Athletics celebrate after beating the Red Sox in Fenway Park. Both teams wore their 1936 throwback uniforms that night and as far as I’m concerned, Oakland’s grey and blue Philadelphia throwbacks were way cooler. On a side note, I still plan on buying both team’s caps from this night.

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Ichiro Rainiers Throwback

May 2nd, 2009. Ichiro Suzuki sports a 1939 Seattle Rainiers uniform during a Pacific Coast League throwback game against the A’s. Oakland wore 1939 Oakland Oaks uniforms that day. As far as I am concerned, Ichiro looks awesome no matter what uniform wears; even if it’s the Yankees pinstripes.

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Twins vs Royals throwbacks

June 30th, 2012. Joe Mauer of the Twins in a 1951 Minneapolis Millers throwback and Eric Hosmer of the Royals in a 1951 Kansas City Blues throwback. I really, REALLY like that Millers uniform. To add some perspective on both teams that were honored, the ’51 Millers featured a young centerfielder named Willie Mays and the ’51 Blues featured a young centerfielder named Mickey Mantle.

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Jayson Bay 2010

May 29th, 2010. Jason Bay of the Mets wears a New York Cubans throwback in a game against the Brewers. The Mets brought back the Cubans throwbacks again later that season during an August game against the Pirates. I love the red on grey so much on these uniforms.

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Anthony Rizzo got his first major league home run 2

June 11th, 2011. Anthony Rizzo of the Padres hits his first career homerun in a game against the Washington Nationals. San Diego wore their 1936 PCL throwbacks that day, while the Nats wore 1936 Washington Senators throwbacks. As an unabashed fan of the Padres and their history, I have no problem saying that those 1936 PCL throwbacks are my favorite of all time.

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St Louis Cardinals Stars Throwbacks

July 23rd, 2011. Skip Schumaker of the St. Louis Cardinals wears an amazing St. Louis Stars throwback in a game against the Pirates during a Negro League recognition day. Pittsburgh wore Homestead Grays throwbacks that day, which is one of my favorite uniforms of all time.

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Robby Thompson and Mak McGwire

April of 1994. Robby Thompson and Mark McGwire honor their Bay Are Pacific Coast League ancestors in the annual “Bay Bridge” exhibition series; which takes place every season prior to opening day. I’ve posted about this specific game before and I always love finding new photos from it. I could be wrong, but I believe this may have been the first PCL throwback day by Major League Baseball teams.

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~ by duaneharris19 on March 12, 2013.

6 Responses to “Awesome Throwback Uniforms.”

  1. Man, I love these. The PCL throwbacks are the best! I’ve been looking through some old baseball cards from the ’50s on eBay and seeing the old uniforms for the Padres, Rainers, Seals, and Oaks is awesome. Great post!

  2. I think Jerry Cohen from Ebbets Field Flannels makes all or most of the PCL throwback flannels. His stuff is always great.

  3. I love these throwbacks too, I just wish they would complete the look and wear some respectable spikes. Josh Reddick’s spikes look horrbile with the old school uni’s. I would like to see the players wear something closer to what McGwire has on, just some plain black spikes.

  4. I found an article that stated the Mariners wore Rainiers throwbacks in 1993, but I have not been able to verify that. I also found a couple of articles in my research saying the Athletics wore Oaks jerseys in 1993. Only ones I can confirm are the 1994 4/2 and 4/3 home and home Giants (Seals) and Athletics (Oaks) games. The Athletics wore their Oaks jerseys again on 6/11/94 against the Mariners in their Rainiers jerseys. http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19940605&slug=1914155

    Here is one of the articles referring to the 1993 game. Ricky Henderson did play in the 1994 game, so they could just be remembering the wrong date.

    http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/mariners/2009/05/01/mariners_turning_back_the_cloc.html

    • Thanks for the information and links, it is much appreciated! Honestly, I have never heard about the 1993 game and I am assuming it was a typo and they are referring to the 1994 game. However, if you do find the 1993 date to be true, let me know as it obviously is of interest to me!

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