Hartford’s minor league baseball team just unveiled throwback Whalers jerseys

Yard Goats' Whalers throwbacks
Yard Goats' Whalers throwbacks –Hartford Yard Goats via Facebook

The Hartford Yard Goats are looking to win over some local fans with a light dose of nostalgia.

In their first season playing in Hartford, the Colorado Rockies Double-A affiliate (formerly the New Britain Rock Cats) plan to host a Whalers Alumni Weekend at their new downtown stadium. And on Thursday, the team revealed the uniforms they’ll be wearing.

In a Facebook Live announcement, a team representative said the Yard Goats will auction off the jerseys following the July 14-16 weekend, which includes a charity luncheon, a slate of former Whalers players in attendance at the July 15 game, and postgame fireworks.

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The Whalers-inspired baseball jerseys will not otherwise be available for purchase, but the team will be selling hockey-themed Yard Goats hats (which were available earlier this month to pre-order).

Cue the music.