In a Minor League Baseball first, the IronPigs and Rochester Red Wings will each don monochromatic uniforms as part of an initial "Color Rush Series" that will kick off on Friday, July 14 at 7:05 p.m. at Coca-Cola Park. All fans attending the Color Rush game on Friday, July 14 at 7:05 p.m. are encouraged to wear black to help "Black Out" the Red Wings.
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The IronPigs' Color Rush uniform consists of an all-black combination - a tribute to the Lehigh Valley's unparalleled steelmaking history -- in a return to the on-field look worn by the club during the 2014-15 seasons. The IronPigs were the first team in professional baseball history to wear an all-black uniform combination. The uniform also features the IronPigs' popular black "Molten" cap, a jet-black jersey with steel-plated chrome lettering and all black pants with IronPigs' Steel piping.
The molten IronPigs cap logo, which appears to be literally dripping with liquid metal due to the white-hot heat necessary to forge pig iron, embodies the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania which is world-renowned for this process. The black jersey's chrome lettering and numerals are meant to pay tribute to Pennsylvania's iconic blast furnaces - including those of the Bethlehem Steel Corp. -- along with the generations of men and women that poured their heart and soul into the steel manufacturing process. Steel from the Lehigh Valley is a part of this country's most prominent landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Empire State building.
Meanwhile, Rochester's all-red uniform combination is a return to the club's classic 1976-77 look. The old-school motif features the word "Red Wings" across the jersey front and a traditional red, white and blue piping combination.
The Friday, July 14 game also features a pair of great promotions, including a black umbrella giveaway for 3,000 fans 18 and older courtesy of The Morning Call and post-game Friday Night Fireworks. Tickets are still available for all upcoming games and can be purchased in-person at Coca-Cola Park (Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), by calling (610) 841-PIGS (7447) or online at ironpigsbaseball.com/tickets.
Molten black merchandise is available at the Majestic Clubhouse Store, which is open daily (Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) at Coca-Cola Park.
The "Color Rush Series" will also take place at Rochester's Frontier Field when the IronPigs and Red Wings battle on Thursday, Aug. 3 at 7:05 p.m.
Single-game tickets, mini-plan packages and group tickets for all IronPigs home games are on sale now and can be purchased at the Coca-Cola Park Ticket Office, online at www.ironpigsbaseball.com/tickets or by calling (610) 841-PIGS (7447).
The 2017 IronPigs baseball season is presented by Capital BlueCross.
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