[This post has been updated. An earlier version showed only jerseys and caps. Additional photos and details of the uniform have been added — PH]
Earlier this morning, the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds — who will be playing in the 2022 “Field of Dreams” game in Dyersville, Iowa — unveiled the jerseys and caps the teams will be sporting for the second edition of the game.
The Cincinnati Reds will be the designated “home” team, and will be sporting a circa-1919 uniform. Here’s a look at the cap and jersey:
During their 150th Anniversary season, the Reds wore a 1919 throwback, and the jersey and cap which were unveiled this morning appear to be identical. We can assume the uniform they’ll wear Thursday evening will be much like the one seen in the link. Pants will have pinstripes.
Obviously, back in 1919, the team didn’t have jersey numbers, so the FOD uniform will make this concession to history.
The Chicago Cubs will be wearing a hybrid uniform. The cap, which is navy blue and features a logo of a bear holding a bat, was worn during the 1914 season.
The jersey is cream, and that style of uniform was worn between 1927 and 1936.
The Reds’ connection to the Field of Dreams game is obvious, as they were the 1919 World Series Champions, defeating the Chicago “Black Sox” in perhaps history’s most famous sports gambling scandal.
Once the full uniforms and details are released, I will have much more to say about these.
Since the first renderings of the jerseys and caps were unveiled this morning, there are more uniform details to explore. First up, the Reds.
The team has unveiled the full uniform set, including helmets. All elements have pinstripes, as expected, including the pants. Perhaps unexpectedly, the team has created a custom helmet (to mimic the cap), which is white and includes pinstripes. Unfortunately, at least in the example the Reds released, the pinstripes don’t follow the cap pattern, and take on an odd striping pattern, almost reminiscent of the Bengals.
Here’s a closeup of the helmet:
And here’s a closer look at the wishbone C with “REDS” on the jersey:
Finally, a look at the cap:
As mentioned above, these uniforms are meant to harkback to the uniforms worn by the 1919 World Series Champions. They come close, but as you can see from this photograph, there are some details that were missed (for example, the original had pinstripes that were much closer together). Also note the 1919 team wore a “cadet” collar, whereas the FOD uniforms will be in a modern cut.
The Cubs also released some images of their FOD uniforms — unfortunately, none of them show pants, but we can assume they will be in the same cream color as the jersey.
Here’s a closeup look at the Cubs’ wishbone C logo, with bear holding bat logo:
Like the Reds, the Cubs created a custom helmet which matches the cap:
And here’s one more view of the cap:
As also previously mentioned, the uniform is a bit of a hybrid, with a cap worn by the 1914 squad:
While the uniform had a nine year run between 1927 and 1936, a period during which the team reached three World Series (but didn’t win any).
I’ll have full coverage of the FOD game, which is being played on Thursday (7:15 EDT start) on Friday morning.