Minor league baseball teams rely on a lot of gimmicks to try to get people to come to their games ... here's one team's latest:

An independent minor league team in Gary, Indiana called the Gary Southshore Railcats will wear special jerseys that are made to look like MICHAEL JACKSON'S jacket from the "Beat It" video.  (The Jackson's are from Gary, Indiana.)

Like the jacket, the jerseys are red ... they look like they have diagonal zippers on them ... and they have shiny silver patches on the shoulders.  The team will wear them for next Saturday's game. 

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