The Philadelphia Phillies will wear their powder-blue throwback uniforms for Thursday's Game 5 against the Houston Astros. The team announced the they would be wearing their retro threads on their official Twitter account hours before first pitch:
Bringing the powder blues to the World Series pic.twitter.com/UwOCpqingU— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) November 3, 2022
During the regular season, the popular ensemble, which was actually the team's road uniforms from 1972 through 1986, was the uniform for every Thursday home game. Game 5 of the World Series will occasion the Phillies' first Thursday home game of these playoffs. After a Game 4 loss, the Phillies and Astros are tied 2-2 in the best-of-seven series.
Also of note is that there wasn't originally supposed to be a Thursday World Series game. Monday's rainout of Game 2 pushed the schedule back a full day, and Thursday became an occasion for Game 5 instead of a travel day back to Houston.
Because of supply-chain issues, the Phillies this season didn't receive their powder-blue throwbacks until near the end of April. They wore them for the first time in 2022 for their 7-1 win over the Rockies on April 29. Scan the entire schedule, and you'll find that the Phillies were 6-3 while wearing those powder blues during the regular season. Place your Game 5 bets accordingly.