04/18/2011 8:34 PM ET
Dodgers opponents to wear throwback jerseys during mid-week games
This Thursday marks the first throwback game, where Dodgers will wear 1940s uniforms; Food and soft drinks will be half-price for fans at all six mid-week day games this season
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers will wear 1940s uniforms at six mid-week day games this season, with the first game this Thursday against the Atlanta Braves at 12:10 p.m. Today the Dodgers announced that the Braves will wear throwback uniforms for that game as well, as will future mid-week day game opponents the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers and San Diego Padres.
April 21 marks the anniversary of the Dodger franchise's first victory, which also came against the Braves, and took place in 1890.
The Cubs will wear their throwback jerseys at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, May 4, the Reds on Wednesday, June 15, the Tigers on Wednesday, June 22 and the Padres on Wednesday, August 31.
The Dodgers' game-worn, autographed throwback jerseys will be auctioned off to benefit the Dodgers Dream Foundation.
Each of the Dodgers' mid-week day games will feature half-price food and soft drinks, for the first time ever at Dodger Stadium, with a special half-price ticket plan available for fans who want to attend each of the games. Details on the special ''Throwback Six-Pack Plan'' are available at www.dodgers.com/throwback.
The 1940s jersey was the winner of a fan vote deciding which retro jersey the Dodgers would wear this season. Nearly 50,000 votes were cast at dodgers.com with the winning uniform edging out the 1911 road uniform by less than 2,000 votes.
Though the original uniform worn in the 1940s was made of a highly reflective satin fabric to make it more visible under the lights for night games, the throwback jerseys will maintain a similar feel as those worn by the Dodgers throughout the 2011 season.
The last time the Dodgers wore a throwback uniform was June 23, 2007 in Tampa Bay as part of a ''Turn Back the Clock Night'' honoring former Dodger player and Rays coach Don Zimmer. That night, the Dodgers wore replica 1955 Brooklyn road uniforms.
The attached photos, showing Andre Ethier, Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp wearing the throwback jerseys were taken at Camelback Ranch - Glendale. Photo credit: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers.