June 29, 2012
They're a popular marketing tool and spectacle among us uniform devotees, the MLB throwback game, the rare occasion to see the game's most popular players, some of whom will be in the Hall of Fame one day, wear something different on the field than what we're used to seeing.
This weekend, we get the treat in St. Petersburg with Tampa Bay and Detroit throwing back to 1979, and on July 5 the Nationals and Giants go back to 1924, the year the Washington Senators won the World Series, when they meet at Nationals Park.
The first week of August, the Cardinals will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1982 World Series championship, donning the belt-less style common in that era.
Authentic Store Buzz: We’re pleased to announce that former Philadelphia Atoms soccer goalie, and current Philadelphia Union broadcaster Bob Rigby will be our next in-store guest on Thursday, July 19 from 11:30-12:30, signing autographs and meeting folks.
Rigby, a Philadelphia-area native, helped lead the Atoms to the 1973 North American Soccer League Championship in his and the team’s rookie season, appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated, as the Atoms were the first U.S. team in any sports to win a professional championship in its first season.
For the ladies, new ’47 Brand Phillies hats (above) are proving popular, and they’re pictured above.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: When the last time the Philadelphia Eagles did not wear green of any sort in a game? Answer on Monday.
Thursday's Answer: The Chicago White Sox in 1960.