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Dodgers to wear throwbacks for six games

Dodgers to wear throwbacks for six games

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Dodgers to wear throwbacks for six games
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers on Friday unveiled the 1940s-era satin uniforms that were selected by fans to be worn in six midweek "throwback" games this year.

Nearly 50,000 votes were cast at dodgers.com/throwback, with the winning uniform edging out the 1911 road uniform by fewer than 2,000 votes.

Though the original uniform worn in the 1940s was made of a reflective satin 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 Brooklyn jerseys will be available for purchase at Dodger Stadium beginning on the first date they are worn, April 21 against the Atlanta Braves. That date marks the anniversary of the franchise's first victory, which also came against the Braves in 1890. The other five dates are May 4 (vs. Cubs), June 15 (vs. Reds), June 22 (vs. Tigers), Aug. 10 (vs. Phillies) and Aug. 31 (vs. Padres).

Each of the games will feature half-price food and drink, including alcoholic beverages, for the first time at Dodger Stadium, with a special half-price six-game ticket plan available for fans who want to attend each of the games.

The special "Throwback Six-Pack Plan" includes half-price tickets for each of the half-price food and drink games. Details are available at dodgers.com/throwback. Individual tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. PT at TEXT HERE, by calling 866.DODGERS or by visiting the Dodger Stadium box office.

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 Dodgers player and Rays coach Don Zimmer. That night, the Dodgers wore replica 1955 Brooklyn road uniforms.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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