Best Of 2020

Best Vintage Redswear: Vintage “throwback” uniforms

As the nation’s first professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds had a lot of time to reference when picking out their retro uniforms to wear at home games during their 150th season. In 2019, the Reds wore 15 different vintage “throwback” uniforms — think pinstripes, blue denim and even red pants — featuring classic Reds threads from as early as the days of the Red Stockings to the uniforms worn by the Big Red Machine in 1976 and all the way to the hometown-favorite 1999 uniform (which featured black as a primary color in the team’s color scheme for the first time) donned by the likes of Barry Larkin and Sean Casey. The first uniforms from 1902 — which the team wore in their Greco-Roman “Palace of the Fans” ballpark — made an appearance on the field in a May game against the San Francisco Giants. And the Big Red Machine came out in August against the Saint Louis Cardinals. The Reds unveiled a new alternate jersey for the 2020 season with Mr. Redlegs on the sleeve and “Reds” in script across the chest of the red shirt. Cincinnati Reds,