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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. …

When a One-Year Thing Becomes a Long-Term Thing

Click to enlarge Membership card designer Scott M.X. Turner recently gave me an idea for a really fun topic: uniforms or uni elements that were originally intended to appear for …

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 …

Uni Quirks Bring Down Curtain on 2020 MLB Season

Click to enlarge It happened! Blake Snell started Game Six of the World Series last night for the Rays, and then the Dodgers brought in Julio Urías to pitch in …

Uni Notes from Game Two of the 2020 World Series

Embed from Getty Images Last night’s World Series game had lots of uni-notable details, beginning with the fact that the Rays wore their road greys for the first time in …

A Close Look at World Series Patch Position Protocol

For all photos, click to enlarge In yesterday’s Uni Watch World Series Preview, I mentioned how joyless and brutalist this year’s World Series sleeve patch is. There’s nothing the Rays …

The Uni Watch 2020 World Series Preview

The World Series begins tonight, as the Dodgers and Rays will face off in the neutral site of Arlington, Texas. This will mark the first time that the entire Series …

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 …