Dodger fans are invited to vote online for which uniform the players will wear through Thursday, Feb. 17. Fans can visit dodgers.com/throwback to vote for one of three historic Dodger uniforms.
The last time the Dodgers wore a throwback uniform was June 23, 2007 in Tampa Bay as part of a "Turn Back the Clock Night" honoring former Dodger player and Rays coach Don Zimmer. That night, the Dodgers wore replica 1955 Brooklyn road uniforms. The throwback uniforms worn in 2011 will be made of the same material and maintain the same feel as those worn by the Dodgers throughout the season.
The first of the three uniform options was worn by the Dodgers exactly 100 years ago. The 1911 road uniform features fine narrow pinstripes and the BROOKLYN name displayed vertically in small capital letters down the button panel. Known as the "Superbas," the Brooklyn team wearing this uniform played its second-to-last season in 1911 at Washington Park. (See attachment: 1911Uniform)
The second option is the 1931 road uniform, which was the only variety of the 1930s uniform designs to sport a block capital "B" on the front of the jersey.
The third option is the 1940s "Satin" road uniform, which is blue and features the trim and DODGERS script in white. With the advent of night baseball at Ebbets Field in the 1940s, the original uniform used a highly reflective satin fabric to be more visible under the lights. (See attachment: 40sUniform)
The winning uniform will be announced on Feb. 25, the day before individual tickets go on sale to the public. The first date that the Dodgers will wear the throwback uniforms and offer half-price food and drink is on April 21 vs. the Braves, the anniversary of the franchise's first victory, which also came against the Braves in 1890.
Half-price food and drink, including alcoholic beverages, will also be offered on May 4, June 15, June 22, August 10 and August 31. The Dodgers will wear the throwback uniforms in each of those games.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, pioneers in sport and world culture, have won more games, more pennants, and more World Series than any other club in the National League since moving to Los Angeles. Since the start of the modern era in baseball, the Dodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles, combined, have a cumulative attendance of more than 187 million, the highest total in the history of baseball or any other sport.
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