Spring news: Phillies to wear powder blues in 2018

Pitchers and catchers haven’t officially reported to spring training in Clearwater, but there has already been plenty of action down in Florida.

On Tuesday, the Phillies announced they will wear throwback powder blue uniforms on select Thursday nights this season. The team wore the blues from 1973 to 1988.

But that isn’t all. In case you forgot, 2018 is the 10-year anniversary of the 2008 world championship, so the Phils will honor that team on Aug. 5. They’ll also mark the 25-year anniversary of the 1993 National League champion squad on June 10.

Also, Monday we found out that Eric Fryer, a catcher the Phils signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to Clearwater, will not report but instead retire. In his stead, the Phils are inviting Nick Rickles to camp. Rickles caught last year in Reading and Lehigh Valley.




  1. bruce

    February 13, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Ugh! “Powder Blue” … Having it displayed on select Thursday nights is bad enough. Obviously, I never liked that color for the uniform. I’m a traditionalist in keeping the current uniform that honor the Phillies’ history of the past (40’s,50’s and 60’s).

  2. Mj Allen

    February 13, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Still waiting for uni that says Philadelphia

  3. Keg

    February 13, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Loved the powder blues. It was a great time to be a fan.

  4. Craig Glessner

    February 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I love the powder blues, I also love the throwback red from the 80’s. Not a big fan of pinstripes. I think I get more excited now than I did as a kid for spring training end of winter LETS GO PHILLIES

  5. Raymond Chappell

    February 15, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    My Von Hayes is a Powder Blue and I love it..

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