Cards and Brewers Honour 30th Anniv. of ’82 World Series

Written By:  •  Saturday, August 4, 2012

The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers noted the 30th anniversary of their meeting in the 1982 World Series today by wearing uniforms designed like those worn during that series.

St. Louis even incorporated the memorial armband for former Cards player and manager Ken Boyer which they originally wore during the final two months of the 1982 season.

The Cardinals are also wearing a patch on their jerseys (which I wish they hadn’t), the patch notes the anniversary being celebrated and can be seen in detail below: 

Patch being worn by Cardinals players tonight

For fun here’s a side-by-side showing the television angle from the ’82 World Series on the left and today’s game on the right:

Comparing a TV screenshot from the ’82 World Series and tonight’s 30th anniversary tribute (click for larger)

Kudos to the Brewers for taking part in an event commemorating a World Series that they ended up losing, to date it’s the only World Series the club has participated in.

Some more photos from today’s game below:

Cardinals players wearing the memorial armband originally worn in 1982

Milwaukee wore helmets with a white front panel originally in 1982, not the solid-blue being worn tonight

The 30th anniversary patch being worn by the Cardinals tonight

Old Cardinals logo used in on-air graphics for the game

St. Louis will continue the anniversary celebration tomorrow by wearing their powder blue uniforms from the ’82 season, Milwaukee is expected to wear their standard 2012 road (or road alternate) uniforms.

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  • I haven’t noticed, but are anybody rocking the classic stirrups?

  • Vinnie Ferrari

    I’m sorry to say but those pullover jerseys of the 70’s & 80’s were so non traditional. Button down jerseys with the belt look so much better.

  • Kevin Joseph

    The result of that series was great; the uniforms, much less so.

  • Aaron

    To make it really commemorate the 30th anniversary, perhaps the Brewers should’ve worn the blue/yellow panel caps/helmets during today’s game.

  • I just got thru watching the game.GO CARDS!

  • Tony O’Neill

    Best uniform ever for the Brewers

  • Tomorrow they get reversed I believe. Cardinals are wearing the victory blue jerseys tmrw night

  • Robert Tivari

    bah! The Brewers are wearing the wrong hats. They should be wearing the ones with the yellow front panel

  • Robert Tivari

    The 70’s-80’s pullover period was the best era for baseball uniforms. So much better than the bland baggy crap they wear now.

  • AndrewSa888

    I’m a Brewers fan and it was cool to see these uniforms again, however I would never want to see them used full time again like some have requested. I like the new current look a lot better.

  • ingmar66

    I agree, the powder blue Brewers uni’s are nice for every now and then but their current style of uniforms looks better. As for the Cards patch, it will look better on merchandising than on this retro uniform which is intended to look as accurate as possible.

  • Aaron

    As far a the powder blue Cards uniforms go, they should probably where them when they visit Milwaukee for just one game and the Brewers wear their usual retro alternates. I mean this year.

  • KDub

    The Milwaukee script that was used in the old days is much better than the current script IMO.