Phillies: Double-A Reading Announces “Reading Whoopies” Jerseys


The Reading Fightin’ Phils – the Phillies Double-A affiliate – announced a dessert-themed jersey to wear during their annunal morning game.

Minor-league baseball is full of wacky team names with even wackier jerseys. The Phillies themselves don’t have any exotically-named teams, but they sure still wear some outlandish uniforms.

The Double-A Reading Fightin’ Phils announced the jerseys they will wear during their 16th annual morning game Monday Aug. 7 at 9:35 A.M. I guess you could say they’re rather sweet:

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The Reading Fightin’ Phils will become the “Reading Whoopies” for that game. A press release from the team described the uniforms more in-depth:

"“The Reading Whoopies players will be wearing Whoopie Pie inspired uniforms for this special event. The hats are designed to look like a giant Whoopie Pie with chocolate brown panels and a stream of delicious white cream in the middle.A “Joyful Whoopie Pie” mascot is printed on the front wearing a red Fightin Phils baseball cap with the old-school “R” logo.   The Whoopie Pie mascot is also carrying a flag that states the word, “Whoopie!” This celebrates the local legend that when children would find Whoopie Pies in their lunches they would all shout, “Whoopie!” Like the Whoopie Pie caps, the jerseys will be chocolate brown in color, with “Whoopies” written in cream filling across the chest.”"

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The uniforms pay homage to the dessert thought to have originated in central Pennsylvania. The release said, “They were created by the area’s Pennsylvania German communities and have been handed down from generation to generation.” However, Maine, Massachusetts, Virginia, and New Hampshire all claim that the Whoopie Pie originated there. It is also the official state treat of Maine.

Reading’s official logo is an ostrich, so the team is certainly used to going outside of the box with their uniforms.

Triple-A Lehigh Valley also has some interesting logos of their own.

They debuted some “revolutionary” jerseys earlier this offseason, and are famous for their bacon-themed uniforms.

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Be prepared to see some of Philadelphia’s best prospects in one of the wackiest jerseys to come to MiLB.