July 8, 2019

Reds Throwback Road Jerseys

Temple was a 6x All-Star during his career and hit .284 in 1,420 MLB games.

This past Sunday, the Reds wore 1956 throwback road jerseys. The starting 2B for the ’56 Redlegs and mainstay in their lineup for a near decade was Lexington, NC native Johnny Temple. Temple attended Catawba College in Salisbury. On his way to a 13 year MLB career (1952-1964), Johnny played for the Morganton Aggies of the Western Carolina League in 1948 and the Columbia Reds of the South Atlantic League (Sally Lg) from 1949-1950. Temple was a 6x All-Star during his career and hit .284 in 1,420 MLB games.

Check out the cool throwback jersey vests here: https://www.mlb.com/cut4/reds-wear-sleeveless-1956-throwback-jerseys
The vest-style uniform was a first for the Reds and its adoption was inspired in part by the bulging biceps of “Big Klu,” the club’s intimidating first baseman. The uniform also marked the first and only time that the club’s Mr. Redlegs mascot appeared on the front of the team’s jerseys.

Baseball-Reference: Johnny Temple’s career stats

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