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A Uni Watch Look at Dick Allen

For most of today’s photos, you can click to enlarge Former MLB great Dick Allen (shown above at a Phillies game in 2017) died yesterday at the age of 78. …

Uni Watch History Lesson: The Mormon Yankees

For all photos, click to enlarge Reader Benji King recently told me something I hadn’t been aware of: From 1937 through 1961, missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of …

None More Black: Oregon Had ‘Soul Brother’ Mascot in ’71

Click to enlarge I forgot to say this yesterday, so I’ll say it today: Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be safe and well. Now …

Eternal MLB Pant-Length Debate Apparently Began With King Carl

Embed from Getty Images The photo above is from 1937. The gent on the left is New York Giants screwballer Carl Hubbell (most famous for striking out five consecutive future …

MLB History Bombshell: Reds Wore Red Shoes in 1971!

In Tuesday’s blog post about Joe Morgan’s uniform history, I mentioned that Morgan, along with some of his Reds teammates, occasionally dabbled with alternate shoe colors in All-Star Games. As …

A Uni Watch Look at Joe Morgan

Click to enlarge Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time National League MVP Joe Morgan died yesterday at the age of 77. I was lucky enough to grow up watching him …

New Details Emerge on Astros’ Pioneering Two-in-Ones

Last Friday I wrote about how the Astros apparently pioneered the use of two-in-ones — in other words, socks with with a faux stirrup pattern knit into them — in …

FAKE! Old Pics Reveal Scandalous Astros Hosiery Truth

For all photos, click to enlarge There are several well-known examples of MLBers wearing a batting helmet in the field, including John Olerud, George Scott, Dick Allen, and a few …

A Look Back at the ‘Todays 1971’ MLB Team Albums

For all photos, click to enlarge Good morning! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be safe and healthy. Hope the same is true for you. …

History Mystery: A New Version of the Old English ‘D’

Click to enlarge The photo above shows Tigers designated hitter Luis Polonia legging out a triple on April 11, 2000. It was the first base hit in Comerica Park. Notice …