Derby County’s home shirts for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship opener against Reading will be embroidered with a special BBG125 marque to commemorate 125 years since Derby’s first game as permanent tenants at the club’s former home, The Baseball Ground.
The front of the Rams’ shirts will sport the marque in celebration of the anniversary, which officially falls on 14th September.
It was 1895 when the Rams permanently moved to the Baseball Ground. Record goalscorer Steve Bloomer scored a double against then league champions Sunderland to secure Derby a 2-0 win that afternoon.
The Rams enjoyed plenty of success at the Baseball Ground, notably in the 1970s as they lifted the First Division title in 1972 and 1975.
In the penultimate season before the Rams’ move to Pride Park Stadium, the stadium was rocking as a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace secured a place in the Premiership for the first time.
The Rams would eventually leave the Baseball Ground in May 1997 after securing their status in the top division for another season. They would still use the stadium until 2003 for training and reserve fixtures before it was eventually demolished soon afterwards to be replaced by housing.
And on Saturday, Derby’s current players will pay homage to the club’s former ground by sporting the BBG125 marque on their home shirts.
The club is also pleased to confirm that 125 Derby County 2020/21 home shirts have been produced with the BBG125 marque on the front and individual numbers on the left-hand sleeve, to go on sale on a first-come-first-served basis.
These are available to buy now at £125 each, with all proceeds going to the Derby County Academy.
To purchase your shirt, please click here.
In addition, a mug displaying the BBG125 logo is now available to purchase from the DCFCMegastore for £8. Supporters can purchase online at dcfcmegastore.co.uk.