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Old 11-02-2010, 03:54 PM
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No names on SF Giants home jerseys?

During the World Series it appeared that the San Francisco Giants road jerseys featured the players' last names but not so on the home jerseys, just the numbers.

Is this perception correct?

Does this home-no, road-yes naming convention also apply to the regular season?

I'm trying to buy a Giants home jersey and don't want to screw it up by having a name sewn on it if that's not how it's done.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:10 PM
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Yup, no names on the home jerseys.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:16 PM
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I can't recall - are the Yankees the only other time to do this?
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:23 PM
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I always thought of it as your home fans should know they names of their team but the away fans would have no idea who was who.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:25 PM
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I can't recall - are the Yankees the only other time to do this?
I think the Red Sox do it too.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:37 PM
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As said, the Giants, Yankees and Red Sox are the three teams in MLB without players' names on their home jersey. The Yankees are the only team without names on their road uniform as well.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:44 PM
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...The Yankees are the only team without names on their road uniform as well.
This is great because you don't have to buy a new jersey when your favorite player moves onto a new team. I have a #12 jersey when Soriano played 2nd base. If it had his name on the back, I would look a bit silly if I wore it to the ballpark, especially when the Yankees play the Cubs in the WS one of these years.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:46 PM
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I remember when the Cubs put names on their home jersey (1993) there was some hand-wringing that it meant the Cubs were losing some of the fuzzy-wuzzy lovable fan-friendly mystique. True-blue Cubs fans have the roster memorized, you know, and shouldn't need a nametag to tell the players apart.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:50 PM
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By the way, in the old days, some teams were reluctant to put names on the players' jerseys because they feared it would decrease the sale of programs.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:07 PM
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This is great because you don't have to buy a new jersey when your favorite player moves onto a new team.
Except of course most Yankees fans buy jerseys with the names on the back.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:10 PM
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Except of course most Yankees fans buy jerseys with the names on the back.

Yikes!

exactly what I was trying to avoid
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:12 PM
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:26 PM
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Except of course most Yankees fans buy jerseys with the names on the back.
For some reason, the jersey without a name is more expensive.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:53 PM
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For some reason, the jersey without a name is more expensive.
That's an 'authentic' jersey:
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The classic Authentic On-Field jersey is designed with all the rigors of on-field use in mind. When you wear this jersey, you can trust that you are wearing the same design worn by the pros. From the durable double-knit fabric and authentic MLB decoration down to the detail of the authentic locker tag, you are wearing the original.
While the Jeter one is a 'replica', without the features listed above. In other words, a shirt.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:02 PM
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NFL rules mandate names on jerseys , I think NBA and NHL also require them - or maybe every team has names even without them being required.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:09 PM
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NFL rules mandate names on jerseys
Yup. The AFL introduced jersey names, and the NFL adopted the practice when the two leagues merged in 1970.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:29 PM
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I remember when the Cubs put names on their home jersey (1993) there was some hand-wringing that it meant the Cubs were losing some of the fuzzy-wuzzy lovable fan-friendly mystique. True-blue Cubs fans have the roster memorized, you know, and shouldn't need a nametag to tell the players apart.
Many of us are still bitter about it too. When you are a team as old as the Cubs and play in a park as old as Wrigley I think going the high-minded old fashioned route is pretty well justified. I'm sure it's all about selling jerseys, they want fans buying Marmol jerseys when Woody gets traded and Byrd jerseys when Lee gets traded. And no, I'm not just bitter because I have an authentic Prior jersey hanging in my closet.
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:48 AM
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It's all about the name on the front of the jersey, not the back.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:10 AM
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It's all about the name on the front of the jersey, not the back.
Yup. We root for the laundry, not the player.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:38 PM
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The NHL mandated names on jerseys back in the mid-70s. Maple Leafs owner Harold Ballard notoriously refused to comply, citing a potential drop in program sales. After being threatened with a heavy fine, he backed down, but put letters the same color as the jersey (white on white, blue on blue), making names unreadable. Then he was fined and eventually complied.

Today you can see jerseys without names when teams are wearing vintage uniforms.
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