Majestic Athletic, the official on-field uniform supplier of Major League Baseball, in partnership with the Houston Astros and Major League Baseball, is announcing a special day for local baseball fans to celebrate by inviting them to don their official Astros team jerseys in a show of baseball fan pride for the Astros home game on May 2.
"Astros Jersey Day presented by Majestic Athletic" encourages fans to proudly wear their Astros jersey on Friday, May 2 to work, school or the home game that evening to celebrate their love for the sport and the hometown nine. Similar local celebrations are scheduled for the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies - teams that are kicking off this year's inaugural hometown events. The New York Mets will host their own jersey day celebration at a home game on May 25.
"The baseball jersey is the world's most iconic sports jersey," said Chuck Strom, General Manager/VP MLB Business at Majestic. "Many of the most important and memorable moments in sports happened in a baseball jersey. So we thought it was time it had its own day."
"We are excited to be selected by our valued partner Majestic to be one of the first teams in Major League Baseball to launch National Jersey Day," said Director of Merchandising and Retail Operations, Tom Jennings. "With our exciting group of young players, our fans can now support their favorite Astros in style thanks to our partnership with our #1 resource, Majestic. We have the best fans in baseball and can't wait to outfit them in one of our jerseys."
Majestic Astros jerseys are available at your local retailer, Academy Sports + Outdoors, and on MLB.com for advance purchase in preparation for jersey day. To keep up with Astros Jersey Day via social media, follow and tweet us at [@Astros] [#AstrosJerseyDay]
ABOUT MAJESTIC ATHLETIC:
Majestic Athletic is a subsidiary of VF Licensed Sports Group. Majestic designs, markets and manufactures athletic team uniforms, performance apparel, outerwear and licensed athletic wear. Majestic is the official on-field uniform of Major League Baseball and is also licensed by the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL) and Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC). For more information on Majestic visit: www.majesticathletic.com.