It was Retro Night at the Phillies-Brewers game in Milwaukee last Friday night. The first photo from the game was this:Whoa! What is he wearing? That's a 1970-1980s vintage uniform. The retro look wasn't complete as the Phillies wore maroon batting helmets back then.
Jamie Moyer got the win, as the Phillies won 9-5 in a slugfest. Moyer is now 5-2 on the season, even though he gave up the 500th and 501st home run of his career. Only the late Robin Roberts has given up more home runs in his career, at 505. Moyer seems destined to eclipse that mark. Of course, in 24 years you can rack up a lot of stats, both good and bad.
Jayson Werth watches home run 500 in the 2nd inning. It was hit by George Kottaras.
Ryan Howard hit a home run of his own in the first, his 6th of the season and 228th of his career. It's weird to see those uniforms. Personally, I always thought that the Phillies road uniforms from that period were not very attractive, and I never really liked the maroon that they started wearing when Veteran's Stadium opened up. I was happy when they went back to red in the early 1990s.
And of course the Brewers were in their 1970s home unis. Here's Ryan Braun breaking his bat in the 6th. It's funny that the Brewers picked a night when the Phillies were in town to have a 1970s retro look. Back then, the only time the Phillies would have played each other would have been if they met in the World Series. Which they didn't.
Photo credits: Morry Gash/AP