UPDATE! Phillies Will Wear Negro Leagues Jerseys on Saturday, 1974 Throwbacks on Sunday

Kyle Scott - May 13, 2011

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The same ones we saw Jamie Moyer wear last year

On Sunday, the Phillies will play the Braves in the Civil Rights Game. In the past, teams had worn Negro League jerseys for the event, but this year will be a bit different. The Phillies and Braves will be wearing throwbacks from 1974, the year Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record: [Braves.com]

When the Braves and Phillies play in the Civil Rights Game on Sunday afternoon at 1:35 p.m. ET, the teams will be wearing throwback uniforms from 1974, when Aaron broke Babe Ruth's career home run record by hitting his 715th on April 8. Of course, the Civil Rights Game stands as just one of the many events being staged in Atlanta this weekend. 

 

That means, for the second year in a row, we will see the powder blues.

UPDATE! Thanks to Matt Gelb, we find out the Phillies will also be wearing Negro Leagues jerseys on Saturday. via the Braves' release:

TRIBUTE TO THE NEGRO LEAGUES - The game between the Atlanta Braves and NL East rival, Philadelphia Phillies will be a tribute to the Negro Leagues. The Braves will be wearing the Atlanta Black Cracker (!!!) uniforms and the Phillies will be in the Philadelphia Stars uniform. A pre-game tribute will include an on-field presentation featuring Negro Leagues players including James "Red" Moore.

 

Perhaps these or these?

You can get some of the throwback gear here.

11 Comments

  • fcskills May 13, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I heard that they might wear the powder blues for a home game this year. Any truth to that?

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  • ThePhillyFlash May 13, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Sounds cool! I might be in the minority here, but I rather miss the powder blues and the “Fat P”! The Phils should wear them at least once a year!

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  • Joe May 13, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    It’s kind of ironic that the Phillies will be wearing Negro League uniforms when they were known for being one of the notoriously worst teams to the original African American players. Just saying.

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  • Smithson May 13, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    @Joe: The powder blue unis are not, i repeat NOT negro league unforms.

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  • Joe May 13, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    @Smithson: They are not, i repeat NOT wearing the powder blue unforms.
    Fucking stupid dickeater. twy too wead da whole ding befour posding such a toopid ding.

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  • Joe May 13, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Haha. I certainly didn’t post that reply above, but certainly agree with what he said. Read the whole article and don’t just look at the picture.

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  • Smithson May 13, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I won’t deny it, I’m a straight ridah, you don’t wanna fuck with me

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  • Kyle Scott May 13, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I think there was some confusion in the comments. I originally wrote that they were wearing throwbacks on Sunday, now it turns out they are wearing Negro Leagues on Saturday as well

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  • Wilma May 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    So, only blacks play on Saturday, and it’s 1974 theme night on Sunday?

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  • marrrk May 13, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    great call, MPH. i was going to say the same thing.
    i would love to see the baseball “P” on the gray road unis. if not that, then i think they should at least use the maroon red with the gray.
    BAD.ASS.

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  • Iron Balls McGinty May 13, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    @fcskills:
    Why would they wear their old blue uniforms at home? Those were the road uniforms, you rittard!



    (Hangover II premiers May 26)
    @MPH:
    If Felske thought the blues looked like pyjamas, I wonder what that made the Saturday Night Special of 1979:
    * http://cdn.faniq.com/images/blog/bef6aa17325a584f77c61142224b1f2c.jpg
    * http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5148/5622700449_8662fefd6e.jpg
    And as a suggestion, for some of the home game they should have the foul ball girls do this:
    http://www.uncoached.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/hot_phillies_jersey_1.jpg
    I found that one while serching for the other pics:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=phillies+saturday+night+special&num=100&hl=en&safe=off&rlz=1B3WZPB_enUS312US312&prmd=ivns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=HnfNTa_MOdO1tweQo6XyDQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1728&bih=860

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