Field of Dreams: Cubs, Reds uniforms are here and they’re spectacular

If you build it, they will come. And by they, I mean two failing professional baseball teams in the NL Central. 

The Chicago Cubs will face the Cincinnati Reds in the now-annual Field of Dreams Game on Thursday, Aug. 11.

The uniforms for the showcase were officially revealed on Monday, Aug. 8, and they’ll throw it back about a century. Everyone get in the DeLorean.

Three Hall of Famers wore that Reds uniform, per SportsLogos, including Edd Roush, Christy Mathewson and Jesse Haines. Cincinnati wore these threads from 1914-20, and even won a World Series in them in 1919.

Field of Dreams: Cubs, Reds uniforms explained

As for the Cubs — this is more of a combo uniform. We’ll let SportsLogos explain it in detail, via their website:

The Chicago Cubs are wearing navy blue caps inspired by what the club wore during the 1914 season — a white bear with a baseball bat tucked in underneath its arm. This logo was revived by the Cubs in 1927 and moved to the front of their jersey, placed within a red wishbone “C,” where it remained for ten seasons until 1936. The Cubs are wearing that same 1927-36 cream-coloured jersey with the 1914 navy blue cap for the 2022 Field of Dreams Game.

As for the current iterations of these teams, both went through a transition in the recent Trade Deadline on Aug. 3. Chicago held on to their two best players available in Willson Contreras and Ian Happ. Cincinnati, meanwhile, dealt ace Luis Castillo to the Seattle Mariners and more.

While the teams may not inspire much confidence, both have a storied history. And any professional baseball game in a cornfield is must-see television.

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