About This File
Here is the 1971 Orioles Alternate Uniform. It was originally made by Powers Manufacturing for the Brooks Robinson Sporting Goods Store in Baltimore, MD. Because of its immense popularity with the players and fans (sarcastic there...LOL), it was only wore a couple times, once on the road and once at home. I've met through email a Mr. Bruce Genther who owns a couple of these "beauties". Bruce is from Laurel, MD, and I believe that he mentioned to me that he had worked at Powers then. He mentioned that version #1 (Palmer #22) was issued first at the beginning of the season. The players didn't like especially that you really couldn't keep the top button open because it then opened down to almost the front emblem because it was done with fewer buttons in the front. Version #2 (McNally #19) was issued awhile later. You can see what I mean if you look at the quartet of 20-game winners and look at Cuellar on the left end. Bruce said that the color was closer to an dark orangish-red instead of a straight orange. In Bruce's words, "It's perfect!" when he saw my rendition. Well, I say, it's pretty good but probably an artist with a better imagination could do better.
I've been trying to get as close as I authenically can with my newer versions of these. I'm getting good original jersey pics from auctions and I try to use original buttons, emblems, logos when I can. I'll be uploading more of my new stuff in time. I already have the 1971 A's, Orioles, Tigers, and Yankees done along with the 1974, 1975, 1979, & 1983 Orioles redone and I'm getting the originals of the different cartoon birds for 1975-83.
To install just place the zip file into your main MVP folder and use Total Installer Thingy to install. It'll place everything where it's supposed to be.
Enjoy the uniform and let me know if you have any questions.