First Look: Powder blue jerseys with Nike Swoosh

Nick Williams wears the Phillies alternate powder blue jerseys. (Ian D’Andrea)

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Our own Destiny Lugardo was able to obtain a picture of the Philadelphia Phillies alternate powder blue throwback jerseys featuring the Nike Swoosh that will be added to all jerseys this season:

We’ve previously revealed the Nike Swoosh on the Phillies home, road and cream alternate jerseys. The Swoosh is red on both the home and road jerseys, and dark blue on the cream alternates. The powder blue jerseys are the first one that feature “nike” written out inside a hollow Swoosh. Notably, the Swoosh is gold, not maroon.

2020 is the first season that Nike is the on-field apparel provider of MLB. Previously, Majestic had supplied MLB uniforms, and their logo was on the left sleeve, which, for better or for worse, was much less noticeable.

In 2018, the Phillies began wearing their powder blue jerseys – made famous as a road jersey during the 1970s and 1980s – for every game played at Citizens Bank Park on a Thursday as part of their #ThrowbackThursday promotion. The Phillies will host the Milwaukee Brewers on April 2, a Thursday, for their home opener, but will don their typical pinstriped jerseys because it’s the first game at Citizens Bank Park of the season. It won’t be until May 14 that the Phillies host another home game on a Thursday. That matchup, against the Los Angeles Dodgers, will likely feature the debut of the gold Nike Swoosh.


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