With help from Chase, the Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks, @LosDbacks) will pay tribute to the team's history by wearing the Alternate Home Vest Uniform (worn from 1998-2006) at every Thursday home game throughout the 2015 season. Every Thursday home game will be deemed part of the D-backs Throwback Thursdays (#DbacksTBT), presented by Chase, and fans can expect to see the retro purple and teal colors incorporated in every game element at Chase Field, including signage, video and photos on dbTV.
The team will celebrate its 20th birthday this Monday, March 9 with several surprise events around the Valley. The franchise was "born" on March 9, 1995 when Major League Baseball's owners gathered in Palm Beach, Fla. to award Arizona and Tampa Bay with the 13th and 14th expansion teams in league history. The team name was announced that day as the Arizona Diamondbacks.
As part of Throwback Thursdays, fans who purchase a Thursday game ticket with their Chase Credit or Debit card will receive a free purple Throwback Thursdays t-shirt. More details are available at dbacks.com/throwback.
For a limited time only beginning this Monday, a special t-shirt commemorating the D-backs 20th birthday will be available for sale at the Mobile Merchandise Truck located on the Gila River Casinos Plaza at Chase Field.
This season's Throwback Thursdays will be the sixth time the D-backs have worn a throwback jersey. The D-backs have also worn the 2001 Alternate Home jersey (2011), 1998-2002 Alternate Home Purple jersey (2012), 1999-2000 Alternate Black jersey (2013) and 1914 Kansas City Packers jersey to celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary (2014) and the Majestic 1999 Home White Uniform with the alternate New Era white cap (2014).
Fans are encouraged to wear the throwback purple and teal colors on Throwback Thursdays. The Chase Field Team Shop will offer a wide variety of items featuring the retro colors for fans to purchase throughout the season.