The Eugene Emeralds Team Store is your one-stop shop for all Exploding Whales gear! This Wilson jersey is the same jersey design that is worn by the players! Features the Exploding Whale name and on the front, and the logo on the sleeve. All jerseys are number 70, in honor of the year the event occurred. Available in youth and adult sizes!
Fit: This jersey is comfortable and lightweight. True to size.
Care: Machine wash cold inside out with like colors and tumble dry low.
Design: The Exploding Whales identity is displayed on this jersey.
Officially Licensed Merchandise of Minor League Baseball and the Eugene Emeralds, the High-A Affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.
About The Exploding Whales:
The Exploding Whales alternate identity is a reference to the infamous event that occurred on November 12th, 1970 in the city of Florence, Oregon. A 45-foot-long, 8-ton sperm whale washed ashore on the coast. The state’s Highway division had jurisdiction over the beaches and, after consulting with the United States Navy, they decided to 'remove' the whale using dynamite. The hope was that the explosion would result in small pieces for animals to consume. Instead, the result went down in the history books.
The Eugene Emeralds suited up as the Exploding Whales 6 times in the inaugural 2023 season. The Emeralds worked closely with the city of Florence, its mayor, city council, and other business leaders to create an identity that can be embraced by all.