The Toledo Mud Hens will take the field on Saturday in a
brand new uniform. It's been three years since the Mud
Hens have donned a new jersey and more than ten years for
an entirely new look. While the uniform itself is new, it
is a nod to the Mud Hens rich baseball history.
"The new Mortimer jersey is a great way to show off
our team history. The jersey body is a cream color that is
reminiscent of the jerseys worn by many teams in the
50's and 60's. It also has our old mascot,
Mortimer, on the sleeve. Mortimer fanwear has been very
popular over the last 10+ years, but this is the first time
in over 30 years that Mortimer has been used
on-field," says Craig Katz, Director of Merchandise &
Licensing for the Mud Hens.
Toledo artist Robert Parsil created the original depiction
of a Mud Hen in 1948. The likeness would later be known as
Mortimer. In 1949, the owners of the Toledo Mud Hens, the
Detroit Tigers, unveiled Mortimer the Mud Hen. Though
Toledo baseball teams had been known as the Mud Hens as
early as 1896, this is the first graphic depiction of the
Replica "Mortimer" jerseys will be available for
purchase at the Swamp Shop and online at www.mudhens.com on
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Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.