The Wenatchee AppleSox will send fans home with jerseys after Thursday night’s regular-season home finale versus the Corvallis Knights. A silent auction will be held throughout the game, Aug. 3, to give fans an opportunity to win the game-worn jerseys. First pitch of Thursday’s game and all three games in the series against the Knights are at 7:05 p.m.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Wenatchee High School Interact Club, to help fund their Habitat For Humanity project.
The Wenatchee AppleSox have been paying tribute to the 80th anniversary of the establishment of Minor League Baseball in the Wenatchee Valley, by wearing throwback 1937 Wenatchee Chief uniforms once-per-home series this season.
The Wenatchee Chiefs were a minor league baseball team that played in the Class B Western International League (1937-1954) and founding member of the Northwest League (1955-65).
The Chiefs utilized Recreation “Rec” Park downtown, and bleacher seat tickets cost only 5 cents for games during the teams’ early years. If you wanted to sit in the grandstand, your ticket was a hefty 40 cents!
The franchise operated for a total of 25 years (the Western International League suspended play for World War II from 1943 through 1945) and was a minor league affiliate for the New York Yankees (1938-40), the Cincinnati Redlegs (1957-58), and the Chicago Cubs (1961-65).
The 1937 replica jerseys were designed by BSN SPORTS.