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Category: Negro Leagues

EXCLUSIVE: Tigers Focus-Grouping New Throwbacks

Good morning, and happy autumnal equinox! Autumn is my favorite season and “autumnal” is my favorite adjective (I like how the silent “n” suddenly gains a voice), so I count …

MLB and MiLB Teams Plan Throwbacks for Juneteenth

Click to enlarge The Giants yesterday announced that they will celebrate Juneteenth this Saturday by wearing San Francisco Sea Lions throwbacks. The Sea Lions played for one season — 1946 …

Royals and Tigers Wear Negro Leagues Throwbacks

For all images, click to enlarge The Royals and Tigers played a Negro Leagues throwback game yesterday in Kansas City — the second such game since Nike took over MLB’s …

We Interrupt This Blog for Something Really Awesome

Click to enlarge Today I want to go off-uni on a really interesting topic I recently learned about — but there’s a uni-related payoff at the end, I promise, so …

A Uni Watch Look at Hammerin’ Hank

For most photos in this section, you can click to enlarge Good morning! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where are three inhabitants continue to be safe and healthy. Hope things …

Royals, Cards Wear Excellent Negro Leagues Throwbacks

For most photos, click to enlarge When the truncated MLB season got under way in late July, many of the uni-based promotions that had been on the original schedule (throwbacks, …

Graig Kreindler Invites You To The Show

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Weekend readers are (or should be) very familiar with the tremendous artwork of artist Graig Kreindler (who I’ve featured several times in lede articles, and …

What if…The Negro Leagues Never Folded?

By Phil Hecken, with Thomas Juettner Follow @PhilHecken A couple months ago reader Tom Juettner approached me with an idea for an article in which rather than folding after integration …

Royals, Twins Wear Negro Leagues Throwbacks

For all photos, click to enlarge The Royals held their annual Negro Leagues throwback promotion yesterday, dressing up as the Kansas City Monarchs while the visiting Twins dressed up as …

Did The Bears New Jersey Just Leak?

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken I’d originally planned to lede with the Pirates (playing as the Negro League Crawfords) vs. the Brewers (playing as the NLB Bears), and even had …

Meet Tim Godden: Illustrator of Baseball Stars

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Uni Watch readers know I will sometimes feature the art and artistry of folks with whom I interact via the Twitter, and today is another …

Let There Be Light(s)

By Phil Hecken, with Ronnie Bolton Follow @PhilHecken Night baseball, made possible by the addition of floodlights to a stadium’s roof, is not a new phenomenon — in fact the …

Ranking The Top 10 Negro League Uniforms

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken A little over a year ago, I prepared a list of my “Top 10” best uniforms for Negro League teams for my friend Rob Brown …

Ten For The Museum: Graig Kreindler Returns

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul is still …

Remembering The Mid-Summer Classic’s Classic Past

By Phil Hecken, with Ron Bolton Follow @PhilHecken This Tuesday, in Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the played. It’s the 89th …