Special 1977 Jerseys Worn Aug. 26-28 In Midland, Sept. 2-4 In Frisco
FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 25, 2017) – The Frisco RoughRiders and Midland RockHounds are going back in time 40 years by teaming up for a special Throwback Jersey Series to be played in each club’s ballpark and benefiting local charities.
The RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are wearing powder blue jerseys inspired by the 1977 Texas Rangers. The RockHounds (Double-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics) will also honor their parent club with bright yellow and green uniforms from the same year.
The first Throwback Jersey Series between the Texas League rivals is Saturday-Monday (Aug. 26-28) at Midland’s Security Bank Ballpark. The clubs will don the throwbacks again for three games Sept. 2-4 (Saturday-Monday) at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco to close out the regular season.
Both sets of throwback jerseys will be auctioned off throughout both series. Midland’s proceeds will benefit Hearts Abide, with the Riders’ earnings going to Living for Zachary (livingforzachary.org). RoughRiders fans can visit Section 114 during the series to learn more, as well as download the DASH (Digital Auction Showdown) app on their smart phones to bid on the jerseys. (The easiest way to download DASH is to text “DASH” to 66866.) The auction is open to fans even if they are unable to attend the games in person.
About the Frisco RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 12 seasons (2005-2016). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past two seasons, investing more than $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a new state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store, and the newest and biggest creation, the 174-foot Choctaw Lazy River. The upgrades made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco “Best Ballpark Renovation” of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. The same publication also honored the Choctaw Lazy River as the best ballpark improvement over $1 million for the 2016 season. More than 130 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler, and Nelson Cruz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor, and Nomar Mazara. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Art Garcia at AGarcia@R
idersBaseball.comor Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.