The Orioles will be paying tribute to the 1966 World Series champion team by wearing throwbacks for their game against the Angels tonight. As such, they’ll be marking the occasion by wearing throwbacks from 1966.
Here’s more from the Orioles’ press release:
During the game, the Orioles will wear 1966 replica throwback uniforms featuring a patch celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1966 World Series victory. The Orioles game-worn replica throwback jerseys will be autographed, authenticated, and auctioned at www.orioles.com/auction to benefit the Orioles Charitable Foundation. The auction will also include 50th anniversary jerseys autographed by the alumni in attendance.
The cartoon bird on display will be faithful to the 1966 version, and here’s a close look at both the 1966 bird and the current bird.
If you want further information on the history of the cartoon bird, then check out this link from the MLB Blogs network. It basically contains as much information as you could desire about the history of the cartoon bird (and its many, many inconsistencies over the years), so you should definitely check it out.
So, are you excited for this particular throwback to make its return to the limelight?