I look at this Ken Griffey Jr. Seattle Mariners jersey and I wonder, what if? What might have been? Why couldn't they have? So many questions and so little answers. Another example on how tradition is messing the game up. You wish you could go back to 1987 and tell the Mariners, 'No, that (button-front jersey and belted pants) isn't necessary' Where was that person? Those are the things I wonder about.
I've seen these around and wondered why there's no number on the front. A Ken Griffey Jr. retro 1977 Seattle Mariners jersey. The real jerseys had numbers on the front but the jersey sold doesn't. That seems odd. Ken Griffey Jr. did indeed wear a 1977 Seattle Mariners jersey and uniform in a game in 1997 at the Kingdome. Creative licensing issues?
A Ken Griffey Jr. 1977 Seattle Mariners jersey with no front number
A real 1977 Seattle Mariners jersey (Julio Cruz) with a number on the front
Last edited by Phantom Dreamer; 06-02-2013 at 11:50 AM.
I found this Ichiro 1977 Seattle Mariners jersey on ebay, and it includes a number on the front, so I still find it strange that the Griffey 1977 Mariners jersey does not.
I was always fond of the Seattle Mariners' 1977-1980 home uniform. It was a thing of beauty that provided inspiration to people worldwide. I've stated previously my views on the Mariners' 1981-1986 uniforms. Right now, I would like a uniform that is a combination of those two uniforms. You would have the '77-'80 home jersey, but with the 1981-1986 script, wordmark or whatever you call it. The Mariners' 1977-1980 pants had no trim or stripes to speak of, so I would use the 1981-1986 sansabelt pants with the great tri-striped waistband. That would be a uniform if worn today, would be without a doubt the best in the game. It would be outstanding in navy and 'Northwest green' as well as the original blue and gold. Take note Kevin Martinez, (https://twitter.com/kevin_martinez) this concerns you.
A couple shots of Floyd Bannister and Bruce Bochte in 1980 from http://1978theyearitallbegan.blogspot.com
If that doesn't bring a smile to your face, you're not alive.
However supplant the 1977-1980 script with 1981-1986 script.
As I said before, replace the 1977-1980 sansabelt pants with the 1981-1986 sansabelt pants that have the stripes on the side.
Yet another possibility on creating the 'Ultimate Baseball Look' for the Seattle Mariners!
I guess the correct term would be a composite. If someone is feeling creative, they could create a new Seattle Mariners uniform that would be a composite of the 1977-1980 Seattle Mariners uniform and the 1981-1986 Seattle Mariners uniform based on the suggestions I provided. That would be sweet. If the Michigan Wolverines can wear a v-neck pullover jersey and sansabelt baseball pants part-time in 2013, the Seattle Mariners can wear v-neck pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants full-time in 2014 through eternity!
I've noticed the similarities between the v-neck pullover warmup NBA Adidas shirt worn by the Heat and Spurs and the Seattle Mariners' 1981-1986 jerseys. They both have the stripes on the shoulders and sleeves.