photo courtesy Lehigh Valley IronPigs

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Reading Fightin' Phils will have some changes for uniforms in 2017

For their 10th Anniversary season, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs have added a flair to their home uniforms. Meanwhile, in Reading, the Fightins will salute a fan favorite mascot as part of their batting practice uniforms.

In celebration of the club’s 10th anniversary season in 2017, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs will debut an innovative new on-field primary home uniform from Majestic featuring the first jersey in professional baseball to include reflective twill and number technology. The new on-field jersey uses reflective material that was formulated via low candle power that allows it to reflect and illuminate vividly when in close proximity to flash photography. The brand-new on-field cap features the iconic primary IronPigs logo carved in gold while the revolutionary jersey also includes gold finishings within the IronPigs word mark to complete the fresh new look.

The 10th anniversary on-field and retail collection – including Cool Base replica jerseys with reflective twill technology and the brand-new on-field gold cap design – is now available online and is also available at the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Coca-Cola Park, with the exception of the new reflective jersey, which will be available for in-store purchase beginning on Black Friday at 8 a.m. 

“The IronPigs have become the gold standard due to our unprecedented fan support so it was a natural evolution to showcase the color gold in our 10th anniversary uniform,” remarked IronPigs President and G.M. Kurt Landes. “We’re also ecstatic because for the first time ever, our fans can ‘wear what the pros wear, before the pros do’ with our innovative new reflective jersey design from Majestic.”

The IronPigs’ historic agreement with Majestic reached earlier this year not only provides the same revolutionary Flex Base uniform system worn by all 30 clubs throughout Major League Baseball but also presents opportunities for the team and outfitter to test pioneering uniform elements in advance of inclusion into the MLB club uniform programs. The reflective technology that the IronPigs are debuting in 2017 has never been worn on-field in professional baseball. Since the material was formulated with low candle power, it will not disrupt game play.

While this new uniform combination will be worn as the primary home jersey in 2017, all other on-field uniforms remain unchanged.

Photo courtesy Reading Fightin Phils
In Reading, there aren't any changes to the primary uniforms, but the team will have new caps for batting practice. The Crazy Hot Dog Vendor Batting Practice cap will be worn by Fightin Phils players during batting practice sessions. The Crazy Hot Dog Vendor has been a fan favorite at Americas Classic Ball Park for more than 13 years! Always at the forefront of innovation, the 59FIFTY is infused with the latest NE TECH materials to keep players cool and comfortable on the field of play. Made with a new state-of-the art performance diamond patterned fabric, the first-class Diamond Era 59FIFTY is light and breathable and is made by New Era.

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