Albertson: Smells like team spirit, the Phillies uniform ‘blues’

From SABR member Matt Albertson at on February 3, 2016:

On February 1, 2016 the Philadelphia Phillies unveiled a new home alternate jersey to be worn during all six business person special games this season — an all red top with the current red “Phillies” script outlined in white across the chest. The Phillies social media outlets noted that this would be the first time the team will wear a red jersey in regular season play since 1979 (the infamous Saturday Night Specials).

The announcement received mixed reactions from fans on social media. Regardless of how you feel about the team’s new alternate, the overall mix of jerseys that the team currently has is widely considered to be one of the best in the league. However, this was not always the case. One of the most interesting Phillies uniform aberrations were their 1944-45 home and away duds.

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Originally published: February 5, 2016. Last Updated: February 5, 2016.