Alternate Road Jersey and Throwbacks on Tap for the Cubs During the 2014 Season

The Cubs will wear an alternate road jersey during the upcoming season as well as throwback jerseys from 10 different decades as part of the team’s year-long celebration of Wrigley Field.

The Cubs are recognizing Wrigley Field turning 100 years old this season. The current team will celebrate 10 different decades over 10 different homestands and the Cubs will wear the jerseys on “Throwback Sunday” over nine Sundays during the season.

The Cubs will celebrate the first game at Wrigley Field on April 23 against the Diamondbacks. The team will wear a replica jersey honoring the Chicago Federals, the first team to play at what was known as Weeghman Park at the time. The old ballyard was called Cubs Park until William Wrigley Jr. renamed it Wrigley Field in 1926.

During the nine homestands, each Friday game will be decade-themed and “the first 10,000 fans at Wrigley will receive a bobblehead honoring key individuals or events from that decade.” The food served during the homestand will be catered to the decade being recognized as well. And the team will invite players back to Wrigley from the specific decade that is being celebrated in order to honor them in pre-game ceremonies.

WrigleyField100.com is scheduled to launch in the coming days to assist in the celebration of the ballpark. The website is expected to feature details of the specific homestands as well as the 100 greatest moments in Wrigley Field history.

The Cubs unveiled the alternate road jersey the team will wear during the upcoming season during the convention. The jersey is a throwback of its own to what the team wore on the road in the 1920s.

2014 Alternate Road Jersey

2014 Alternate

Several of the current players wore the jerseys during Opening Ceremonies at the convention. The throwback jerseys look very good and it is a nice touch by the Cubs to pay tribute to each decade. From an historic standpoint it is good to see the team recognize the history the way they are with these jerseys. The early days of the team at Wrigley Field were filled with very good baseball and National League Pennants (1918, 1929, 1932, 1936, 1945). Players such as Hack WilsonGabby Harnett, Phil Cavarretta, Billy Herman, Rogers Hornsby, Kiki Cuyler, Claude Passeau, Hank Sauer and Hippo Vaughn, just to name a few, had very good careers in a Cubs’ uniform and are not mentioned as much as other players in Cubstory.

The Cubs finished .500 or better seven times in the 1920s, the Cubs first full decade at Wrigley Field, and posted three straight 90-win seasons from 1928-1930. The Chicago National League Ball Club did not post a losing season in the 1930s and won 90 or more games in four of the 10 years. And from 1916, the year the Cubs began playing baseball at 1060 West Addison, through 1945 the team finished below .500 only 10 times. The Cubs were a first-division team for a majority of their first 30 years at the park.

And while the team is working on renovating Wrigley Field, restoring the Chicago Cubs to the perennial winner it once was is the project that everyone is looking forward to seeing completed.

 

 

Here are photos with the year being honored and the dates the current team will wear them during the upcoming season.

1914 – April 23 vs. Diamondbacks

1914 - Federals

1929 – May 4 vs. Cardinals

1929

1937 – May 18 vs. Brewers

1937

1942 – June 8 vs. Marlins

1942

1953 – June 22 vs. Pirates

1953

1969 – July 13 vs. Braves

1969

1978 – July 27 vs. Cardinals

1978

1988 – August 10 vs. Rays

1988

1994 – August 24 vs. Orioles

1994

2008 – Sept. 7 vs. Pirates

2008

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  • Dorasaga

    Neil, did you receive my draft on Stan Hack?

    • paulcatanese

      Good one, don’t forget Hack at third, Jurgess at
      short, Verban at second, Cavaretta at first, Sheffing catching, Lowry(Peanuts) in left, Pafko in center and Swish Nickelson in right.
      Saw all of them play.

    • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

      I received your email. I have not read it yet. Will do so tomorrow.

      • Dorasaga

        Ok. Let me know what you think.

  • paulcatanese

    The 1953 jersey is my favorite, no pinstripes or names on the back, that was class.

    • SuzyS

      I’m partial to the 1929 Jersey with the bear carrying the bat…It also happens that they’ll wear that one on my birthday…against the Cards.

  • RynoTiger

    I like the 2015 jersey cause it’s gonna have a World Series championship patch on it…yah that’s right..I said it…so take that people!

  • paulcatanese

    The 2014 alternate road jersey is too much like the
    Dodgers road jersey from a few years back, on the other hand maybe that would rub off on the Cubs:)

  • triple

    It’s a toss-up between the ’37 and ’42 jerseys for me. I really do actually like the alternate road jerseys they are using for this year, especially because it’s got that throwback kind of feel to it! I would totally get one, but it’s a tough choice choosing between Luis Valbuena’s and Justin Ruggiano’s numbers!

  • GaryLeeT

    How about a 1908 throwback team?

  • Brp921

    Will these jerseys be available for sale?

    • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

      I have not seen any info on that yet.

  • Jim Canavan

    I love the alternate road jersey…

  • WidespreadHisPanic

    I like the 1929.

    • boozer1

      With the respective teams they are playing when they wear the various uniforms, it looks like the Cubs will be 1-9 in those 10 games. Just sayin’.

    • TheWrongGuy

      I kinda like the 1937 jersey’s myself it kinda goes with our new road jersey’s.

  • paCubsFan23

    For sentimental reasons, I like the 1994 jersey. I remember being 14 at the time and loving that solid blue and the cool script. As a kid in the 80s, those solid blue jerseys with the Cubs symbol were my absolute favorite, and I thought the 1994 version was a really cool, yet modernized, tribute to those 80s blue shirts. I still have my holey, faded Sandberg t-shirt replica of those 94 blue jerseys. It’s about 3 sizes too small now or else I’d still wear it. :)

    • Yuri

      They were wearing them today and it looked so sharp and good on them that I think they should think about bringing them back as the home alts next season.

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