September 17, 2012
The fans voted last spring, and the long awaited return to the team’s original purple alternate jersey came to fruition as the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrated their first ever alumni weekend hosting the Giants Saturday night.
The purple alternate was worn from 1998-2002, and is also remembered as a jersey worn during the season in which the team won the 2001 World Series over the Yankees, although they did not wear the purple jersey in any 2001 post-season games.
Meanwhile, in San Diego Friday night the Padres wore a uniform that they donned in one of their two World Series appearances, the 1991-2001 model featuring home pinstripes with an orange, blue and white combination as they hosted Colorado.
Authentic Store Buzz: We’re closing in on two events coming up: Left Field Cards presentation with artist Amelie Mancini on Thursday, October 4 from 6-8pm at our Center City Philly location (137 S. 13th Street). The event will mark the official unveiling of Amalie’s “Presidents of the United State of Baseball” letterpress baseball cards with the Von Hayes card pictured above.
Then on Saturday Oct. 6, is the annual Midtown Village Fall Festival in which 13th Street in front of the store is closed to traffic and it’s one giant block party throughout the area in which merchants set up out in front of the stores. We invite you stop by for the day-long event (noon-8pm), they’ll be all sorts of the special proceedings going on in and around the store.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: Before Sunday’s game against Tennessee, when was the last time the San Diego Chargers wore white jerseys and white pants at home? Answer coming on Tuesday.