Uniform and Team History

This throwback uniform features the 100th anniversary Major League Baseball patch, which was worn by all big-league teams.

Oldtime Game History

Right-hander Mike Timlin pitched six seasons for the Red Sox and was a key member of World Series-winning teams in 2004 and 2007. In 2014, six years after he retired from the big leagues, Timlin performed a major service to the Oldtime Baseball Game when he flew from Colorado to Cambridge to pitch a couple of innings and help raise money for the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Timlin did so to honor his late mother, who battled ALS. The No. 50 represents the uniform number he wore during his years with the Red Sox.

The problem was that no uniform in our collection was big enough to fit him. But up to the plate stepped our longtime friend Peter Capolino of Philadelphia, the former owner of Mitchell & Ness who in 1998 worked with us when Technical Personnel Services of Lowell, Mass., provided funding for our original set of throwback uniforms. Capolino graciously donated a complete 1969 Red Sox throwback uniform to our collection, and Timlin was happy to wear it.

It was later worn by Gordie Gronkowski, brother of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, from 2016 to 2018. Gordie, who played three seasons of minor-league baseball, hit a home run in the 2016 Oldtime Baseball Game.