In 2017 the Lehigh Valley IronPigs will celebrate their 10th anniversary. The AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies in the International League has unveiled a special uniform to commemorate the feat. The new uni will include reflective twill and number technology, the first ever in professional baseball.
Ten years ago, the Ottawa Lynx were bought by new owners who moved the team to Allentown where the team would adopt the name IronPigs.
The new on-field jersey contains reflective material that was formulated via low candle power that allows it to reflect and illuminate vividly when in close proximity to flash photography. The brand-new on-field cap features the iconic primary IronPigs logo carved in gold while the revolutionary jersey also includes gold finishings within the IronPigs word mark to complete the fresh new look.
IronPigs President & G.M. Kurt Landes stated “The IronPigs have become the gold standard due to our unprecedented fan support so it was a natural evolution to showcase the color gold in our 10th anniversary uniform. We’re also ecstatic because for the first time ever, our fans can ‘wear what the pros wear, before the pros do’ with our innovative new reflective jersey design from Majestic.”
The two parties, Majestic and the IronPigs reached an agreement in which Majestic would be the uniform provider. This allows Majestic to to test pioneering uniform elements in advance of inclusion into the MLB club uniform programs.The new technology will not disrupt game play.
The new uniform will be worn as main uniform but all the other jerseys will still be used as well. The team will wear a tenth anniversary logo on the left sleeve.