The Rays announced today (via press release) that August 13 will be “Turn Back the Clock Night” at the Trop. The Rays will wear the 1970 Tampa Tarpon uniforms being modeled by Evan Longoria (right). The Orioles will wear all-orange uniforms that were worn only two times in 1970 (seen here).
The use of the Tarpons uniform is an interesting choice with all the recent debate about the location of a new Rays stadium.
This is the third time the Rays will don the Tarpons uniforms having done so previously in 1999 and 2006. Other “Turn Back the Clock” games have included the unforms of the St. Pete Saints (2000, 2007), the University of Tampa (2005), the St. Pete Pelicans (2008) and the original Devil Rays (2009).
The Village People will perform after the game.