What was baseball’s first Star Wars Day? The evidence is unclear. What we do know is that it was most definitely done at the Minor League level, or by the independent St. Paul Saints or the like. Now every team seems to be doing it, and it of course has migrated to the majors.
Here are Fox Sports broadcasters Steve Berthiaume and Bob Brenly getting into the spirit of the Diamondbacks’ Star Wars Night. Looks like Brenly mugged a seven-year-old for his mask. That’s quality craftsmanship.
There are Star Wars re-enactor groups which pretty much do nothing all summer but travel to different ballparks, circulating through the crowd as Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Boba Fett. And now teams have started wearing commemorative uniforms which are then auctioned following the games: here are several 2014 models below: