Lehigh Valley IronPigs honor NFL champs with special uniforms

Written By:  •  Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs play less than an hour away from their parent club, the Philadelphia Phillies. As such, the IronPigs hold a Salute to Philadelphia promotional night each season. This year’s tribute to the City of Brotherly Love is a little special, paying homage to the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.

The IronPigs will wear promotional uniforms that highlight an iconic moment from Super Bowl LII, a fourth-down trick play called the “Philly Special,” in which backup quarterback Nick Foles caught a pass from tight end Trey Burton, giving the Eagles a 22-12 lead going into halftime. The Eagles-green jerseys feature the IronPigs alternate Liberty Bell logo on one sleeve, and a diagram of the instant classic play on the other sleeve.

The team’s caps will also feature the diagram, not once but twice—under the brim and on the back. In case that diagram isn’t clear, here’s the video (which, as a Philadelphia sports fan myself, I have watched roughly 1,000 times):

Lehigh Valley’s Salute to Philadelphia game takes place August 25 against the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off after the game.


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Paul Caputo is a grown man who collects plastic ice cream helmet sundaes from minor league baseball stadiums because he likes logos that much. He is the author of the first book published by SportsLogos.net, The Story Behind the Nickname: The Origins of 100 Classic, Contemporary, and Wacky Minor League Baseball Team Names. He can be found on Twitter at @Count2Baseball and he maintains the Countdown to Spring Training on Facebook. Paul is a Philadelphia sports fan, but he's not so bad.