A first-of-its kind uniform deal in Minor League Baseball is now official, as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Class AAA; International League) will now sport Majestic Athletic uniforms. Majestic, which outfits all 30 Major League Baseball squads, is not only equipping the IronPigs with brand new uniform designs, but is providing the team with a Flex Base jersey style.
The full slate of jerseys can be viewed here, but there are a few interesting designs to note. The Bacon USA uniform (see above) has a fairly striking look, while fans of retro jerseys will probably recognize the inspiration for the Sunday uniform below, as it resembles the powder blues once worn by the Philadelphia Phillies.
“This brand-new authentic collection from Majestic allows our fans to ‘wear what the pros wear before the pros do’ as it will be identical to the uniform and outerwear collection that will be worn on-field by the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.” exclaimed IronPigs President and General Manager Kurt Landes. “We couldn’t be more excited to continue to grow our amazing partnership with Majestic Athletic as this agreement will directly benefit our players and fans.”
“This collaboration marks a milestone for Majestic Athletic and represents the debut of our Flex Base uniform system in Minor League Baseball,” said Jim Pisani, Majestic Athletic President. “The IronPigs have an outstanding organization and we’re thrilled that our long-standing partnership has evolved into becoming their exclusive on-field uniform provider. This is the perfect alliance both on the baseball field and in the Lehigh Valley community.”
The IronPigs new Flex Base on-field uniform system features include:
- 1) Flexibility — Engineered with new lighter weight twill technology that enhances freedom of movement and reduces the overall weight of the jersey by 10-20%.
- 2) Cooling — The lightweight mesh of the patented climate control Air BeltTM and mesh panel ventilation zones on each side of the jersey give players even more air circulation and controlled uniform movement.
- 3) Comfort — Breathable Cool Base® moisture-wicking fabric technology keeps players dry and comfortable.
- 4) Jersey/Pant Integration — The patented Air BeltTM and its tapered tail work in tandem with silicone motion grippers in the waistband to eliminate jersey bunching.
An agreement forged by Majestic Athletic and Minor League Baseball earlier this off-season provides Majestic Athletic with the ability to outfit the Lehigh Valley IronPigs with their brand-new 2016 uniform system. Majestic Athletic is also licensed to supply outerwear such as jackets and fleeces – presenting a unique opportunity for IronPigs’ players and fans alike to don Major League quality Majestic apparel from head to toe. Also, as the two organizations are located mere miles apart in the Lehigh Valley, Majestic Athletic is expected to introduce experimental uniform system components for the IronPigs in future seasons before unveiling those technologies at the Major League level.
The IronPigs and Majestic Athletic have had a long-standing and fruitful relationship since the club’s introduction to the Lehigh Valley in 2007 as the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Coca-Cola Park has been the most visited merchandise store in Minor League Baseball since its opening. The expansive collection of Majestic apparel available at the Majestic Clubhouse Store includes T-shirts and other apparel in addition to the brand-new jersey and outerwear collection.
All images courtesy of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.