We love Fauxback Night promos, and here’s a great one: the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Class AAA; International League) will be playing Aug. 11 as the Lehigh Valley Barbeque, in an homage to 1970s baseball branding.
As part of the Fauxback Night promo, the Barbeque will sport a specialty, 1977-themed uniform that pays homage to the original moniker of the fictitious Lehigh Valley franchise that helped feed the Phillies postseason berth.
The jersey features a vintage design with the word “Barbeque” seared across the chest. The matching, on-field cap highlights the Barbeque’s cartoon Pig logo.
“Similar to our popular ‘What Could Have Been Night” promotions of years past, ‘Fauxback Night’ allows us to conceptualize our franchise if it had existed 40 years ago,”said IronPigs President and General Manager Kurt Landes. “We decided to adopt the nickname ‘Barbeque’ as a fun way to tell the story of our franchise’s roots before the IronPigs nickname came to fruition.”
The jerseys will be auctioned off during the game via the Qtego service, allowing fans to place bids, receive notifications when outbid and check the status of their item via text messages on their mobile phones. Fans without texting access can even call in their bid after registering their phone at Coca-Cola Park. Register your phone from anywhere in the U.S. by texting “Pigs” to 79230. You can place your bids online by visiting qtego.net/qlink/ironpigs. The bidding begins the day prior to each jersey auction and ends promptly at the end of 7th inning. Detailed instructions on how to place your bid will be made available at ironpigsbaseball.com leading up to the auction. Winning bidders of the jerseys will have the opportunity to go on the field immediately following the game to have their jersey autographed. Bidders not in attendance at Coca-Cola Park can either pick up their signed jersey at a later date or have it mailed directly to them.