We’re really stoked about the news that Frank Robinson will be the grand marshal of The Findlay Market Opening Day Parade. But the thing that really caught our attention was about the Reds game to be held on Saturday, June 20th – during the Civil Rights Weekend here in Cincinnati. According to the article on Cincinnati.Com, the Reds will be wearing uniforms from 1964, presumably commemorating a high point in the Civil Right movement during the 1960’s. No word yet, but will the White Sox also be wearing 1964 road uniforms for the occasion?
The ’64 uniform is a great uniform to feature from Reds history. During Frank Robinson’s prime years with the Reds, he was rockin’ the sleeveless vest with black piping as seen in the above photo. While we don’t miss the recent sleeveless look of Reds from the mid-90s to 2006, this will be a welcome sight on a very important weekend for the Reds, Major League Baseball and Cincinnati. The question is… with the Reds players do it proper with stirrups, or will we still be stuck with the bell-bottoms? If any one from the Reds is listening… please make sure the stirrups make an appearance – and the players actually put them on the right way.
Conincidentally, 1964 was the first year the Reds included names on the back of their jerseys. Also, the player’s name was placed below the numbers.