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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Brewers Unveil Sunday Uniforms

From MLB.com:

The Brewers and their fans will turn back the clock every Sunday at Miller Park next season.

The team has unveiled "new" uniforms for Sunday home games which, as expected, are recreations of the team's garb from 1978-1993. Blue pinstripes adorn the white jerseys and pants, "BREWERS" is stitched across the chest and the caps feature the popular "ball and glove" logo.

"As players, we always see the old logo on fans at the ballpark," said catcher Damian Miller, who grew up in Wisconsin and was on hand Thursday to model the retro look. "I really like it."

Hall of Famer Robin Yount, the first player enshrined into Cooperstown wearing that cap, helped unveil the new-old look as part of the "Brewers Winter Warm-Up" on Thursday night in the ballpark's .300 Club. Other participants included include Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker, manager Ned Yost, third base coach Dale Sveum, plus current players Bill Hall, Miller, Lyle Overbay, Derrick Turnbow and Matt Wise and former Brewers Jerry Augustine, Jim Gantner, Larry Hisle and Gorman Thomas.

It's a look originally made famous by the power-hitting Brewers teams of the late 1970s and early 1980s, including the 1982 American League Champion Brewers that featured future Hall of Famers Yount (the team's new bench coach), Paul Molitor, Rollie Fingers and Don Sutton. The centerpiece is the logo, comprised of a lowercase "m" and "b" arranged in the shape of a baseball glove.

"Whoever came up with that is a genius," Overbay said.


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