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NC State Baseball 2010s Uniform Retrospective: Part 1

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College World Series Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Hello State fans. With there continuing to be no sports, I’ve had yet even more time in my evening schedule over the last week to scroll through the SB Nation and GoPack picture archives. If you haven’t seen any of these that I’ve put together before, I’ve linked the different ones I’ve posted previously for both Men’s Basketball and Football below.

Men’s Basketball

Football: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

For the #Pack9 baseball uniform part of this, I’ve decided to break it up into two parts. Part 1 can be found below and is specific to the baseball jerseys. Part 2 will be posted sometime next week and will be specific to the baseball hats.

In Part 1, I’ve broken out the jerseys by primary color type (i.e. camo, white, cream/off-white, red, gray/black). The SB Nation archives have far fewer baseball pictures than they have of Men’s Basketball or Football, so I was working with what I could find. To that end, I’ve had to simply just paste a bunch of links of different jersey looks in the sections below to various other pictures that I was able to track down elsewhere on the Interwebz. I’ve been looking forward to posting this one the most as IMO, State Baseball has had the best jerseys on campus year in and year out under Adidas and previously under Majestic.

One small tweak I’ve made to this one from the previous ones is that I’ve posted each of the polls immediately following the associated listing of jerseys rather than waiting until the end to post the polls due to the sheer number of different looks that the #Pack9 has used over the recent years.

Camo:

(1) Standard Camo Jerseys:

NCAA BASEBALL: JUN 02 Div 1 Championship Greenville Regional - East Carolina v North Carolina State Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

(2) Red/White/Black Digicamo Jerseys*:

NC State baseball practice Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

*State primarily wore these for batting practice for a couple of years, but there were a couple of occasions in 2015 when these were used in-game IIRC.

Poll

Favorite camo baseball jersey?

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    (1) Standard Camo
    (48 votes)
  • 49%
    (2) Red/White/Black Digicamo
    (47 votes)
95 votes total Vote Now

White Jerseys:

(1) White Body / Red Sleeves / Red NC STATE Script Jerseys*:

NCAA BASEBALL: JUN 05 Lexington Regional - Kentucky v NC State Photo by Mat Gdowski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

*These rank at #1a in terms of my favorite home whites that State has worn. I absolutely love the cursive scripted NC STATE look.

(2) White Body / Red NC STATE Script Vest*:

NC State at TCU college baseball Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

* The only difference between these here and the look worn at number (1) above is that State wore this look in vest form for a couple of years. I’ve never really understood why Adidas or State opted to make that switch for a season or two.

(3) Chicago White Sox Throwback Jerseys*:

NCAA Tournament: Coastal Carolina vs. North Carolina State Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

*These rank at #1b in terms of my favorite home whites that State has worn. I hate that these went out of the rotation a few years back. By far the best use of black on any NCSU uniform regardless of the sport IMO.

(4) White Tops / Red Block S Jerseys:

North Carolina v North Carolina State Photo by Lance King/Getty Images

(5) White Body / Red WOLFPACK Font Vest:

Miami v. NC State baseball, ACC Tournament Travis Long/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

(6) White Body / Red Pinstripe / Red STATE Lettering 1968 Throwback Jerseys*

* I absolutely loved these throwbacks and would really like to see them break them out once a year for a game or two.

(7) White Body / Red NC STATE Lettering 1974 Throwback Jerseys

(8) White Body / Red Block S Vest

(9) White Body / Red Pinstripe / Red NC STATE Lettering Jerseys

Poll

Favorite white baseball jersey?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    (1) White Body / Red Sleeves / Red NC STATE Script Jerseys
    (11 votes)
  • 8%
    (2) White Body / Red NC STATE Script Vest
    (9 votes)
  • 34%
    (3) Chicago White Sox Throwback Jerseys
    (37 votes)
  • 18%
    (4) White Tops / Red Block S Jerseys
    (20 votes)
  • 5%
    (5) White Body / Red WOLFPACK Font Vest
    (6 votes)
  • 14%
    (6) White Body / Red Pinstripe / Red STATE Lettering 1968 Throwback Jerseys
    (16 votes)
  • 0%
    (7) White Body / Red NC STATE Lettering 1974 Throwback Jerseys
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    (8) White Body / Red Block S Vest
    (3 votes)
  • 3%
    (9) White Body / Red Pinstripe / Red NC STATE Lettering Jerseys
    (4 votes)
107 votes total Vote Now

Cream / Off-White Jerseys*:

(1) Cream Body / Red WOLFPACK Lettering Jerseys (Version 1)

(2) Cream Body / Red WOLFPACK Lettering Jerseys (Version 2)

* I much prefer Version #1 of these two options than Version #2 based on the font used, but I guess State did pay Adidas for that “Wolfpack Font” or whatever so we got Version #2 last year as a replacement. My biggest takeaway from the look of these is that I’d still really like to see the FB Uniforms eventually use WOLFPACK across the chest rather than NC STATE.

Poll

Favorite cream / off-white baseball jersey?

This poll is closed

  • 64%
    (1) Cream Body / Red WOLFPACK Lettering Jerseys (Version 1)
    (43 votes)
  • 35%
    (2) Cream Body / Red WOLFPACK Lettering Jerseys (Version 2)
    (24 votes)
67 votes total Vote Now

Red Jerseys:

(1) Red Body / White NC STATE Lettering ALS Awareness Jerseys*:

COLLEGE BASEBALL: APR 22 NC State at Boston College

*State has worn these during their annual ALS fundraiser / awareness game the last few years. This specific picture was from the 2017 game that when State played BC at Fenway Park. State has the connection to ALS awareness with the Team Chris Combs initiative and BC has the connection with Pete Frates. State has worn these jerseys in subsequent seasons during the ALS Awareness games played at Doak Field.

However, despite the actual result of the game held at Fenway in 2017 being pretty awful all the way around (weather was pretty awful and State lost the first of 3 straight to a bad BC team), this was such a fun event to have attended. Seeing the #Pack9 play in Fenway was an unbelievably que experience, and the pre-game NCSU Alumni Association meet-up in the Royal Rooters Club back behind the RF seats was second to none (Thirty. Dollar. Open. Bar.).

(2) Red Tops / White Block S Jerseys:

NC State at TCU NCAA baseball Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

(3) Red Body / Red NC STATE Lettering Jerseys (Version 1)*

* This is my favorite of the red jerseys looks. They look very similar to the red on red look that the men’s basketball team wore as alternates back in 2013.

(4) Red Body / Red NC STATE Lettering Jerseys (Version 2)*

* The only difference between this one and the one listed previously above is the usage of Adidas’ new font that’s now used across the entirety of the athletic department.

(5) Red Body / White NC STATE Script Lettering Jerseys*

* I really liked these when State debuted these a few years back as a compliment to the White Body / Red Sleeve / White NC STATE Script Lettering look from above. They’re probably my 2nd favorite of the red jersey looks behind the red on red look above, but I’m a big fan of the cursive script lettering on baseball forms.

(6) Red Body / White WOLFPACK Lettering Jerseys

(7) Red Body / Tuffy Head Jerseys*

* I’m admittedly not a huge fan of these. They look more like something that should be worn during batting practice.

Poll

Favorite red baseball jersey?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    (1) Red Body / White NC STATE Lettering ALS Awareness Jerseys
    (12 votes)
  • 22%
    (2) Red Tops / White Block S Jerseys
    (17 votes)
  • 16%
    (3) Red Body / Red NC STATE Lettering Jerseys (Version 1)
    (13 votes)
  • 12%
    (4) Red Body / Red NC STATE Lettering Jerseys (Version 2)
    (10 votes)
  • 14%
    (5) Red Body / White NC STATE Script Lettering Jerseys
    (11 votes)
  • 6%
    (6) Red Body / White WOLFPACK Lettering Jerseys
    (5 votes)
  • 11%
    (7) Red Body / Tuffy Head Jerseys
    (9 votes)
77 votes total Vote Now

Gray & Black Jerseys:

(1) Gray Body / Red WOLFPACK Lettering Jerseys:

NCAA BASEBALL: APR 12 NC State at Duke Photo by Chris Rodier/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

(2) Gray Body / Red Block S Vest:

NCAA BASEBALL: JUN 02 Lexington Regional - Indiana v North Carolina State Photo by Mat Gdowski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

(3) Gray Body / Red NC STATE Lettering Jerseys (Version 1)

(4) Gray Body / Red NC STATE Lettering Jerseys (Version 2)

(5) Black Body / White WOLFPACK Lettering Jerseys*

*These are by far my least favorite of the baseball jerseys. I never liked the all black tops with lettering. There’s just so little red on the jersey that it barely looks like something that State would wear.

Poll

Favorite gray or black baseball jersey?

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    (1) Gray Body / Red WOLFPACK Lettering Jerseys
    (32 votes)
  • 16%
    (2) Gray Body / Red Block S Vest
    (12 votes)
  • 15%
    (3) Gray Body / Red NC STATE Lettering Jerseys (Version 1)
    (11 votes)
  • 23%
    (4) Gray Body / Red NC STATE Lettering Jerseys (Version 2)
    (17 votes)
  • 0%
    (5) Black Body / White WOLFPACK Lettering Jerseys
    (0 votes)
72 votes total Vote Now

Bonus(?):

State also wore these green jerseys and green hats once or twice on St. Patrick’s Days back in the early 2010s, but I haven’t seen them in a while.

I didn’t include these jerseys anywhere above because State never officially wore them in a game, but I picked this one up off of Ebay a few years back. Louisville has worn a version of this before, but I would have loved to see State actually use this throwback Astros look.

My Take:

I’m going to go with 1 camo, 2 white jerseys, 1 cream white, 2 red jerseys, and 1 gray/black jersey for my picks due to the number I’ve got listed out as options in the sections above.

  • Camo: Standard Camo Look
  • White: (1) White Body / Red Sleeves / Red NC STATE Script Jerseys and (2) CWS Throwbacks
  • Cream: Cream Body / Red WOLFPACK Lettering Jerseys (Version 1)
  • Red: (1) Red Body / Red NC STATE Lettering Jerseys (Version 1) and (2) Red Body / White NC STATE Script Lettering Jerseys
  • Gray/Black: Gray Body / Red WOLFPACK Lettering Jerseys

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If there’s any #Pack9 looks that I’ve missed from over the last decade or so, please post a link to it below in the comments so that me and my embarrassing knowledge of State Athletics can be properly shamed.