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Throwback Jerseys to Prior Franchise Cities

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This is more of an expansion of a post I made in the Hurricanes' Whaler throwbacks thread. 

 

But, the idea is simple and am interested in tracking down pictures from the games they were played -- but, what teams have thrown back to a prior city in their franchise history? I am mainly sticking to US big four sports because that's what I know.

 

Here is the list I made quickly from my memory. 

 

MLB

Los Angeles Dodgers > Brooklyn

Oakland A's > Kansas City & Philadelphia

Atlanta Braves > Milwaukee & Boston

Texas Rangers > Washington

Minnesota Twins > Washington

Baltimore Orioles  > St. Louis

 

NFL

Kansas City Chiefs > Dallas

Tennessee Titans > Houston

Indianapolis Colts > Baltimore

Arizona Cardinals > Chicago

 

NBA

LA Clippers > Buffalo

LA Lakers > Minneapolis

Washington > Chicago/Baltimore

Philadelphia > Syracuse

Detroit > Ft. Wayne

Brooklyn > New Jersey/New York (kind of a stretch)

Sacramento > Rochester/Cincinnati

 

NHL

Carolina > Hartford

 

Are there any others?

 

This seems like a fun topic for a new thread ...

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LA Dodgers & Atlanta Braves as the Brooklyn Dodgers & Boston Braves

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Oakland A's as the Kansas City A's

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Oakland A's as the Philadelphia Athletics

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Baltimore Orioles as St. Louis Browns

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LA Clippers as the Buffalo Braves

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LA Lakers as Minneapolis Lakers

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Kansas City Chiefs as Dallas Texans

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Los Angeles Raiders as Oakland Raiders

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4 minutes ago, mr.negative15 said:

This was my fave (I know, not big 4) :lol:

 

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Is that the Rapids as the Caribous? That is pretty rad.

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1 minute ago, kimball said:

 

Is that the Rapids as the Caribous? That is pretty rad.

Sure is! :) 

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The New Jersey Nets wore New York Nets home throwbacks on several occasions, including in the 2003 Finals.  And they wore road throwbacks a few times in their last season in New Jersey.

 

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(Though the home New York Nets throwback was a style that the team also wore after it moved to New Jersey.)
 

 

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1 hour ago, mr.negative15 said:

This was my fave (I know, not big 4) :lol:

 

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55 minutes ago, kimball said:

 

Is that the Rapids as the Caribous? That is pretty rad.

 

54 minutes ago, mr.negative15 said:

Sure is! :) 

 

Yeah, but they didn't actually PLAY in those unis.   It was just a photo op thing on April Fool's day...

 

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San Francisco Giants -> New York Giants

 

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Part of a 1912 throwback with the Cubs

 

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1924 with the Nationals/Senators (This was throwback to the 24 Series)

 

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This happened in 91

 

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I'm having trouble finding pictures, but in 2004(-ish?) the Brewers wore Milwaukee Braves throwbacks... against the Braves.

I'm fine without the photo evidence because I hated it.  More recently, they've thrown back to the American Association uniforms, when the Brewers were the Braves top affiliate and patterned their uniforms after their parent club.  I like this much better.

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27 minutes ago, NicDB said:

I'm having trouble finding pictures, but in 2004(-ish?) the Brewers wore Milwaukee Braves throwbacks... against the Braves.

I'm fine without the photo evidence because I hated it. 

 

Don't look now!  They did it for the first time in 1998.


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14 minutes ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

Don't look now!  They did it for the first time in 1998.


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 I do remember that!

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Not to be forgotten, the Brewers have worn Seattle Pilots throwbacks a few times (though not recently)

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2 minutes ago, Discrimihater said:

Not to be forgotten, the Brewers have worn Seattle Pilots throwbacks a few times (though not recently)

 

Twice (1999 and 2000), while the Mariners have done it once (in 2006).1

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The Mariners also borrowed the Pilots' sock stripes for the "fauxback" monstrosities alternates.

 

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(Side Note: the Mariners should honor the storied PCL Seattle Rainiers far more than the failed Seattle Pilots and their pre-1993 identity. Leave royal/yellow in the rancid dumpster of history/for the Brewers).

 

I'm still holding out hope that we get a Pilots vs. Pilots match next year to commemorate the team's 50th anniversary. If it's at Safeco Field, Mariners in the home uniforms and the Brewers in the road set. If it's at Miller Park, do the inverse. Better yet, they can each wear different styles of caps!

 

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1William F. Henderson, Game Worn Guide to Mlb Jerseys: (1970–2015) Seventh Edition (Philadelphia, PA: Aardvark Publishing, 2015), 793, 795, 1384.

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Why do I not remember the Brewers playing Braves dress up in 1998 or the Pilots throwbacks?

 

Granted, I think a lot of us for flushed the last few years of County Stadium out of our minds. :D

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Well, that and we didn't have the wall-to-wall coverage we see today.   There are very few photos of the pre-2000s throwbacks.

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For being a one year franchise the Pilots sure had a lot of uniforms -- prototype, spring training, regular season, etc. 

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Stars have worn North Stars jerseys on the ice in some capacity on two occasions, though never in game-action.

 

Modano's last trip to Minnesota as a Dallas Star, he wore a North Stars sweater for a skate around the ice.

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The whole Stars team also wore a smattering of different uniforms from franchise history during warm-ups of Modano's jersey retirement game. Not sure if either of these instances count for anything.

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The Eagles did this...I thought the unis were blue. I was half-correct.

 

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The Heat did this as well

 

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