The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners turned the clock back to 1979 last night at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Tex. with both clubs wearing throwback uniforms based on the original designs from that season.
Despite this matchup never actually occurring while the uniforms were originally worn (the teams were in different leagues, pre-Interleague play), this was the *third* time the Astros and Mariners had met up wearing throwbacks from 1979, but the first time in Houston. The Astros had won the two prior contests, a 9-4 win on May 24, 2014, and a 5-2 victory last season on June 24th, the Mariners continued the trend of road dominance in this series with a 5-2 win last night (so much for that “unlucky trident” theory).
With the uniforms meant to honour the 1979 season specifically, the Mariners jersey accurately included the 1979 All-Star Game patch.
First, a look at the two uniforms during their original run:
And now, how they looked last night (unfortunately the Mariners did not wear their proper helmet design):
The Astros TV broadcast occasionally used era-appropriate logos for their on-air graphics:
And the Minute Maid Park scoreboard even got in on the fun: