The Houston Astros played a Turn Back the Clock game at the Texas Rangers on June 16, 2012. The Rangers celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2012 and the Astros celebrated their 50th. Each team supposedly wore uniforms from the 1986 season. The Rangers uniforms don't fit what this blog is about so we move on to the Astros. The Astros won the National League West in 1986 and they wore the 2012 Majestic version of their off-white 1986 road uniforms, v-neck pullover jerseys with the rainbow stripes on the shoulders and sansabelt baseball pants with the single vertical stripe on the side. Can we just admit the Ultimate Baseball Look needs to return as soon as possible? The sport just needs pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants to survive, we know this.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
According to the Dressed to the Nines site, some time during the 1972 season, the Boston Red Sox began wearing athletic wear, pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants, during games. They continued to wear athletic wear thru the 1978 season. On May 5, 2015, the Red Sox celebrated the 40th anniversary of their 1975 American League pennant winning team by wearing 1975 throwback uniforms against the Tampa Bay Rays. The 1975 Boston Red Sox, in pullover jerseys, sansabelt baseball pants and striped stirrups. To be honest, despite being the biggest proponent of pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants the world has ever known, these uniforms are kind of boring. The striped stirrups make them presentable. Mookie Betts taking the field in a throwback 1975 Boston Red Sox uniform on May 5, 2015.
David Ortiz congratulating Mookie Betts on May 5, 2015. David Ortiz on the bases May 5, 2015.
The 1972-78 Boston Red Sox uniforms may have been underwhelming but the mesh BP v-neck pullover jerseys they worn for much of the 1980s and 1990s were pretty good. A 1990 mesh Ted Williams Boston Red Sox BP jersey. The Red Sox wore road 1975 throwback uniforms June 27, 2015 at the Rays.