The Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Class AAA; International League) are going retro on Sundays with a new jersey design that pays homage to the old powder blues worn by parent Philadelphia Phillies.
The new look replaces the previous Sunday top — a white, sleeveless jersey that was accompanied by a separate brick red athletic T-shirt underneath. The official Sunday Game Cap is unchanged and remains the only two-toned cap in the fleet, with a brick red crown and a furnace blue bill.
“This is an iconic color scheme and one that IronPigs fans and Phillies fans collectively adore,” said IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes. “We think our fans are going to squeal over this fresh new look.”
This pullover jersey features the primary IronPigs logo emblazoned on the left chest to modernize the classic powder blue and burgundy look. Its mesh composition promotes breathability and provides additional comfort for players and fans alike.
Some of the great figures in Phillies history have worn the powder blues, including the likes of Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Tug McGraw and Larry Bowa. This color motif highlighted an era in which the Phillies went to the postseason in six of eight seasons beginning in 1976 and won their first World Championship in 1980.
The IronPigs are slated to wear the new pullover on ten occasions in 2013, including during the club’s first homestand of the year on Sunday, April 7, against the Syracuse Chiefs at Coca-Cola Park.
Rendering courtesy of the Lehigh Valley ironPigs.
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