The Brewers were honouring the 1923 Milwaukee Bears while the Nationals honoured the Homestead Grays, who played their final 11 seasons (1940-50) in Washington.
Milwaukee went all out in their uniforms even going with the matching helmets (Washington wore their standard 2012 road helmets), both teams did not feature a manufacturer’s logo on the jersey nor did either have the MLB silhouette above player numbers.
Unfortunately, since the Bears existed for only one season I am unable to find any photos of their uniforms to see just how accurate the Brewers re-production was.
Lots of photos of the Homestead Grays, so here’s a side-by-side at how Washington did:
Not too bad, not bad at all…
Some more shots from the game last night of both the Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals: