The Milwaukee Brewers released their City Connect uniforms Friday morning, the latest team to unveil their alternate uniform as part of a collaboration between Nike and Major League Baseball.
The uniform, which includes a baby blue jersey with “Brew Crew” on the front and an “MKE” hat with the city’s area code, 414, hidden between the letters, can be seen in full via a video that the Brewers posted on social media.
The jerseys, which are paired with white pants, have white and yellow trim, a baseball-themed grid patch on the right sleeve as a tribute to Milwaukee’s tailgating scene, and blue player names and numbers. dark with a gold border on the back. The color scheme is similar to the “people’s flag” of Milwaukee.
City Connect uniforms typically feature multiple subtle nods to the culture and traditions of the city the team plays in, and the Brewers will announce later Friday what they’re in for in their new uniforms.
Fans can purchase City Connect gear at the team store at American Family Field beginning at 9 a.m. Friday.
The uniforms are part of a uniform shakeup between Nike and Major League Baseball. Eventually, all 30 teams will have their own alternative City Connect uniform, what Nike says “Explore a franchise’s connection to its city and its fan base, each with distinct personalities, values, customs and traditions.”
Milwaukee becomes the 13th team to unveil its City Connect design. Last season, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, and San Francisco Giants debuted their uniforms. This season, the Brewers join the Washington Nationals, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Angels.
The Brewers will make their debut next Friday at home against the Toronto Blue Jays.