The Cincinnati Reds season-long trip through time continues Sunday afternoon when they’ll wear uniforms based on the 1912 Reds during their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
With a cream cap, jersey, and pants – the 1912 Reds uniform has no logo on the front of the jersey, just piping around the collar and alongside the half-button down the chest. A patch featuring a red “C” is worn on each sleeve. The numbers on the back, a modern creation, has been styled to match the design of the “C” patches.
The cap has a cream crown with red visor and button, red pinstripes around the top, on the front of the cap is an early version of their famous “wishbone-C” still worn today.
From the Reds: “This minimalist style was chosen as the home uniform design for the 1912 season, a year most noted as the debut season of Redland Field, the new ballpark the club built on the same site as its demolished predecessor, the Palace of the Fans. Redland (renamed Crosley Field in 1934) proved to have much more staying power than the Palace, serving as the Reds’ home ballpark until the middle of the 1970 season.”
Cincinnati will wear fifteen throwback uniforms (click the link for the full schedule and unis) during the 2019 season in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the 1869 Cincinnati Redlegs, the first professional baseball team. This is the third such throwback game so far this year for the Reds, the next will celebrate the 1919 World Series championship club on June 2nd vs Washington.