Every now and then, Major League Baseball likes to hold promotions to, well, promote stuff. There are a variety of events and/or gimmicks, but the most common practice is throw-back jersey day.
Just yesterday, for example, eight different teams wore uniforms from different eras representing memorable or important seasons in their past, and they’re usually pretty cool to see:
But in 1998 and 1999, MLB attempted a different take on the uniform gimmick, instead of looking backwards, they tried to “Turn Ahead The Clock,” with what they though uniforms might look like in the future. Not unlike watching a futuristic sci-fi flick from the 50s, it’s funny to look back on what people thought the future would hold.
Check out the Mets and Pirates:
And here are several more from the promotion (you can click through the slideshow):
Let’s consider ourselves lucky that those in charge of uniforms today have slightly better taste than what their predecessors envisioned.