Angels and Rangers in 1972 Throwbacks

Written By:  •  Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels turned back the clock 40 years earlier this afternoon as part of a 40th anniversary celebration of the Rangers’ inaugural season in Texas.

Both teams wore uniforms modelled after designs used in 1972 by the (then California) Angels and Rangers and both teams did a great job in the accuracy department. Buckled up pants, matching helmets, accurate name/number fonts – great job.

The Angels ’72 uniforms were worn only that season, 1972 was a transition year for Angels designs as their uniforms still retained the lower-case “angels” script yet their caps and helmets had moved to the upper-case “A” design.  In 1971 everything was lower-case, in 1973 all the “A”s went to upper-case.  The 2012 version of this uniform paid attention to this one-season mix of styles.

Check below for a bunch of photos from the game today, click any for a larger image:

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