During MLB’s All-Star Game on Tuesday night, fans couldn’t help but notice ‘ASG5280′ was written on players’ jerseys.
Many questioned the meaning of ASG 5280 and, thanks to some clever Twitter folk, we have the answers.
American League continues its All-Star game dominance in 2021
The American League continued its dominance of the All-Star game once again with its eighth consecutive win over the National League.
On Tuesday night at Coors Field, the AL ran out 5-2 winners, pushing their record to 46-43-2 all-time.
Ahead of the game, Shohei Ohtani was the talk of fans and media alike.
By his MVP-esque standards, though, it was a quiet night, with Blue Jays youngster Vladimir Guerrero Jr stealing the show.
He was named the MVP of the 2021 All-Star game.
2021 All-Star game jersey switched up this year
This year, the National League wore white jerseys while the American League were in navy blue.
Usually, home team players wear their individual teams’ white uniforms and members of the visiting team rock their road greys.
However, this year a three-letter abbreviation of the players’ home city was superimposed on top of each other down the left side of the uniform.
The caps featured the team logo with a star having the Colorado Rockies’ purple and white colours.
“The official logo of the 2021 MLB All-Star Game celebrates the landscape of Colorado,” read a press release at the time.
However, one specific part of the jerseys had fans puzzled.
What is the meaning of ASG5280?
During the game, fans couldn’t help but notice ‘ASG5280’ was written on the jerseys.
Many questioned the meaning of this and, thanks to some clever Twitter folk, we have the answers.
ASG obviously stands for ‘All-Star Game’, and the 5280 is in reference to Denver’s (the place where the game was held) elevation above sea level.
Denver is known as the “Mile High City”, and 5,280 feet equals one mile.
Pretty clever, right?