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Phillies Mike Schmidt "Saturday Night Special" Throwback Thursday Jersey


In May 19th, 1979, the Phillies debuted their “Saturday Night Special” jerseys and were promptly trounced by the Montreal Expos, 10-5. The backlash from the players and fans in regards to these jerseys was so overwhelmingly negative that the uniforms were locked up and never used again.


Every once and awhile, however, these jerseys pop up around Citizens Bank Park- and we found a Mike Schmidt replica the other day. For the record, Schmidt was 0 for 4 in the game with three strikeouts. He did however, wear the uniform again when he toured Japan with the major league All-Stars following the 1979 season.

Phillies Mike Schmidt "Saturday Night Special" Throwback Thursday Jersey

If you are out and about and see a throwback jersey that you feel should be featured on Throwback Thursdays, submit a throwback jersey picture to sports@philly2philly.com  Your name, and the name of the person wearing the jersey is optional, but some people like to see that stuff!

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