Jerseys of the Rattlers – 1997 Throwbacks

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers have worn many jerseys since 1995.  There have been throwbacks, pinks, camouflage, batting practice, sleeveless, the regular ones that were worn for most games, and a few that you may have forgotten.  This feature is to take a look at those jerseys.

The  1997 Timber Rattlers celebrated decided to wear throwbacks to the 1947 Appleton Papermakers.  The team wore these throwbacks for every Friday home game.  This was captured for posterity in one of my favorite team photos of all time.

The classic cars alone make this a great photo!

The classic cars alone make this a great photo!

I wanted to crop out the extraneous material and focus in on the team.

Just the team.

Just the team.

There are a couple of things that pop in this next shot.  First, yes, the jerseys have pinstripes.  Next, take a look at the socks on the grouping of five players in the front row.  They aren’t socks, they are stirrups and that completes the look.  Also, the best look of the Apple logo on the left sleeve is seen best on the player who is second from the right.  That player is Brian Fuentes.

An Apple with the word "TON" inside. BRILLIANT!

An Apple with the word “TON” inside. BRILLIANT!

Over on the left is a good representation of the Throwback caps.  The hat design, but not the jersey design, was reused for the Papermakers Throwback jerseys in 2008.

This hat is my favorite 'Throwback' hat.

This hat is my favorite ‘Throwback’ hat.

Here is a look at the ‘A’ on the left chest.  Also, can you guess which of these players are hitters and which are pitchers?  No hints….GO!

Come on, guys. Smile!

Come on, guys. Smile!

Additionally, since this photo was taken in front of the stadium in 1997, you can really tell the changes to that area since that time.

Play Ball!

There have been a few.

Past Posts on Jerseys:

2006 Throwbacks

2007 Throwbacks

2008 Throwbacks

BP Tops 2004-2009

Pinstripes and BP Tops of 1995-1997

Sleeveless 1998-2002

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