The Atlanta Braves unveiled a new home alternate uniform Monday at Turner Field.
Think less Oregon Ducks and more Braves uniforms of the past. The uniform is similar to the one the team wore in 1966.
The cream-colored uniforms feature the traditional Braves script in red across the chest minus the tomahawk, red numbers on the front and back, navy piping, navy player letters and a new logo patch on the left sleeve. The logo patch has two criss-crossing tomahawks, the year “1876” – the franchise’s first season - and the words “Atlanta Braves.”
Chipper Jones, Brian McCann and Dan Uggla modeled the new uniforms in front of members of the media and a number of season ticket holders.
Updates from the ’66 uniforms include player names across the back and a cool-base material. Braves legend Hank Aaron attended the event, too. He joked that the new uniforms aren't made of wool like the ones he wore 50 years ago.
The ’66 uniforms were made of wool flannel.
“We think these uniforms reflect the timeless tradition of Braves baseball,” said Braves President John Schuerholz. “In honoring our past we retain a classic look yet move forward with an updated design.”
The alternates will be worn during Saturday and Sunday home games with the team’s traditional navy caps with red brims. The team will wear their red alternative jerseys for Friday night home games.
This marks the club’s first home uniform change since the red jersey was introduced in 2005. It is the first full uniform change since the current home white uniform was introduced in 1987.