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1984 All-Star Game Curiosity


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Anyone know why Bill Caudill and Rickey Henderson are wearing different jerseys for the 1984 All-Star game? I'm sure the A's had two separate away jerseys that year, but has anyone ever heard of teammates wearing different team jerseys to an all-star game? In any sport?

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I'm pretty sure the A's did this a lot when they had all those combinations. I don't know about other teams or sports, but in one All Star game, I'm pretty sure each A was sporting a different combination of pants/jersey.

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I can't remember exactly off hand, but it's been done in MLB recently as about 5 years ago. I'll blame years of boozing for destorying that brain cell.

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I think I remember two players on the Diamondbacks wearing different jerseys a few years ago. One player was wearing the vest and the other one with the full pinstriped jersey.

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I can't remember all of the details, but I heard on an A's pre game show a few seasons ago that having every member of the team wearing a different uniform was Charley Finley's idea. If I remember correct, it had something to do with him wanting to not only show off all of the teams colorful looks, but as well to emphasize just how many Athletics were in the game.

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The Pirates did it one year in the 70's. They had their multiple reps wear most of the different color combinations in the same game.

And in that 70's game with the A's wearing all the different combos, the ASG coaching staff from Oakland (it was one of the years after they had won the WS) wore the white A's caps instead of the normal green/gold ones too.

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Here's a great example of this from the 1975 All-Star Game:

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Not only do we have three different A's jerseys, but also two different caps! The A's managers and coaches wore a white cap at the time, here seen on manager Alvin Dark and pitching coach Wes Stock. In addition, absent from the photo is Vida Blue, who wore the almost-never-seen yellow pants with his yellow jersey:

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The A's presented, on the whole, 6 different looks:

CAP/JERSEY/PANTS

1. white/white/white - Dark

2. white/green/white - Stock

3. green/white/white - Washington

4. green/yellow/white - Jackson, Tenace, Campaneris

5. green/green/white - Fingers, Lindblad, Rudi

6. green/yellow/yellow - Blue

The only two other AL clubs who had multiple home uniforms that year were the Orioles and the Indians. Unfortunately, each of those two clubs had only one representative on the All-Star team (Jim Palmer and George Hendrick, respectively -- with Palmer wearing the rarely-seen orange Oriole jersey).

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-- with Palmer wearing the rarely-seen orange Oriole jersey).

I wouldn't call the orange jersey "rarely-seen." It was around for many years. However, the orange-paneled hat qualifies. It only lasted through the 1975 season, when it was worn exclusively with the orange jersey. Beginning in 1976, the white-paneled cap was worn full time.

For the record, I loved that cap when it debuted. In my defense, I was 7 at the time. :P

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