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Tonight, the Twins and the Brewers are turning back the clocks at Target Field—all the way back to 1948.
That year, Harry Truman was President, Scrabble was invented, gas was $.26/gallon and the Brewers wore these uniforms:
Tonight, both teams are paying tribute to the American Association teams that called their areas home 65 years ago.
The Twins will celebrate Minnesota baseball history by wearing throwback uniforms of the 1948 St. Paul Saints. That year, the Saints finished 86-68 and were the Triple-A affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Brewers will play as the 1948 Milwaukee Brewers. That year, the Brewers finished 89-65 and were the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Braves.
What do you think of these jerseys? If you like them, they’re available for sale online at the brewers.com shop.
The third bobblehead of the 2013 season will come on Sunday, May 5 as the Brewers take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The bobblehead will feature Brewers first baseman Corey Hart in a 1913 Brewers uniform and is presented by Kwik Trip.
Wait a minute, you say, the Brewers, formerly the Seattle Pilots, didn’t come to Milwaukee until 1970….
Yes, that’s correct, but there was a Minor League team called the Milwaukee Brewers who played in the American Association for 50 years, from 1902-1952, the team that became the eventual namesake for our beloved Crew!
The Brewers won their first American Association championship in 1913 and repeated the next year. All told the American Association Brewers won eight pennants in their fifty-one seasons.
Thus, we’ll honor the 100th anniversary American Association Brewers on May 5 with this Corey Hart bobblehead.
This is the second Brewers bobblehead for Corey Hart; the Nashville Sounds also honored Corey with a bobblehead this past season.
Individual tickets will go on sale in February, but if you want to secure your tickets early, Corey’s bobblehead is included in the following ticket packages:
Holiday 4-Pack Weekend Plus Plan [Holiday 4-Packs go on sale on Tuesday, November 13! Call (414) 902-HITS (4487) for details!]
1/30/13 Update: This just in! A photo of the Corey Hart Bobblehead! What do you think?
-John and Cait