Indians Wearing the 1975 Red Uniforms Tonight Vs Rays

For Cleveland Indians fans who still to this day dig the 1975 all Red Tribe threads with the word ‘Indians’ across the front – tonight is for you.

The team will wear the famous uni’s in their matchup tonight in Tampa against the Rays, looking to follow up on last night’s success with Carlos Carrasco taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning in an eventual 5-0 win.

The famous 1975 uniforms is a favorite for a lot of Indians fans, despite the team not having a whole lot of success during that era.

Here’s a rundown about those uniforms from the site – Heritage Uniforms and Jerseys.

The jersey is totally redesigned, but not many would say for the better. This road jersey is of a double-knit style that most major league teams succumbed to during the 70’s and early 80’s. It was a pullover style, made of stretchy, synthetic polyester. The pants were called β€œSans-a-Belt”’s because the elasticized waistline eliminated the need for a belt.

The jersey script resembles an early Greek style of typography. It was dropped after 3 years of use. Thank heavens.

April 8, 1975 is a great day for baseball. Frank Robinson becomes the first African-American manager in MLB history – a player-manager to boot – and he does things in grand style, hitting a home run in his first at bat.

And the Indians just miss the .500 mark with a 79-80 record, a harbinger of things to come in 1976 when they would finish above .500 for only one of three times (the others being 1979 and 1981) between 1969 and 1986.

It’s not uncommon to see some fans every once in awhile wearing the Indians red uniform walking around Progressive Field.

About the Author

Matt Loede
Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

1 Comment on "Indians Wearing the 1975 Red Uniforms Tonight Vs Rays"

  1. “The famous 1975 uniforms is a favorite for a lot of Indians fans, despite the team not having a whole lot of success during that era.”

    ARE a fovorite
    Not IS a favorite
    Or, make “uniforms” singular

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