Friday, February 4, 2011

Dodgers To Wear Throwback Uniforms For Six Games!

I like this idea! Just in. From the Dodgers.

DODGERS TO WEAR THROWBACK UNIFORMS FOR SIX HALF-PRICE
FOOD AND DRINK DAYS IN 2011
Fans to choose between three uniform options in online voting starting Monday

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that the franchise will salute its Brooklyn roots by wearing “throwback” uniforms for six mid-week day games in 2011. Each of the games will feature half-price food and drink for the first time ever at Dodger Stadium.

Dodger fans are invited to vote online for which uniform the players will wear beginning Monday, February 7 at 12:01 a.m. through Thursday, Feb. 17. Fans can visit dodgers.com/throwback to vote for one of three historic Dodger uniforms.

The last time the Dodgers wore a throwback uniform was June 23, 2007 in Tampa Bay as part of a “Turn Back the Clock Night” honoring former Dodger player and Rays coach Don Zimmer. That night, the Dodgers wore replica 1955 Brooklyn road uniforms. The throwback uniforms worn in 2011 will be made of the same material and maintain the same feel as those worn by the Dodgers throughout the season.

The first of the three uniform options was worn by the Dodgers exactly 100 years ago. The 1911 road uniform features fine narrow pinstripes and the BROOKLYN name displayed vertically in small capital letters down the button panel. Known as the “Superbas,” the Brooklyn team wearing this uniform played its second-to-last season in 1911 at Washington Park. (See attachment: 1911Uniform)

The second option is the 1931 road uniform, which was the only variety of the 1930s uniform designs to sport a block capital “B” on the front of the jersey. (See attachment: 1931Uniform)

The third option is the 1940s “Satin” road uniform, which is blue and features the trim and DODGERS script in white. With the advent of night baseball at Ebbets Field in the 1940s, the original uniform used a highly reflective satin fabric to be more visible under the lights.  (See attachment: 40sUniform)

The winning uniform will be announced on Feb. 25, the day before individual tickets go on sale to the public. The first date that the Dodgers will wear the throwback uniforms and offer half-price food and drink is on April 21 vs. the Braves, the anniversary of the franchise’s first victory, which also came against the Braves in 1890.

Half-price food and drink, including alcoholic beverages, will also be offered on May 4, June 15, June 22, August 10 and August 31. The Dodgers will wear the throwback uniforms in each of those games.

1911 Road Uniform
One hundred years ago, fine narrow pinstripes accentuated the uniform pants and the gray shirts, which featured a "cadet" collar and the BROOKLYN name displayed vertically in small capital letters down the button panel. Known as the "Superbas," the Brooklyn team played its second-to-last season in 1911 at Washington Park.



1931 Road Uniform
Among the many uniform designs of the 1930s, the 1931 Road Uniform was the only variety to sport a block capital "B" on the front of the jersey. The dominant trim color was blue with some accents of red.

1940s Road Alternate Uniform
With the advent of night baseball at Ebbets Field in the 1940s, this uniform style used a highly reflective satin fabric with the idea it would be more visible under the lights. The blue-colored uniform features the trim and DODGERS script in white.