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Category: Softball

Hot Dog! Jewish Softball Team Becomes Hebrew Nationals

For all photos, click to enlarge I recently received an email from a guy named Dan Skinner, who explained that he was (a) a longtime Uni Watch reader and (b) …

A Very Important Ampersand

For all photos, click to enlarge As you all know by now, I have no interest in purchasing or wearing mass-produced retail jerseys, but I do like vintage jerseys from …

1967 Softball Game: MLB All-Stars vs. Celebrities

Reader William Yurasko recently pointed me toward something very cool on YouTube: the full broadcast (shown above) of a 1967 softball game between a team of MLB all-stars and a …

The Coolest Softball Team Ever

Click to enlarge It’s not often that a single photograph is enough to main entry here on the site. The rare exceptions have usually involved photos that present a history …

Closet Case Vol. 6: A Pair of Vintage Softball Uniforms

Photos above by Heather McCabe I recently scored this vintage Michigan Bell softball uniform on eBay for a mere $12 (with free shipping!). As you can see, it fits quite …

Hale, Hearty, and Full of Unresolved Questions

As most of you probably know, all MLB teams wore “Health” patches in 1942. This was the logo of the Hale America initiative, which was basically a “Shape Up!” fitness …

The Single Most Amazingly Awesome Photo in the History of Ever

I have a bad habit of engaging in way too much hyperbole (I even did it just there, by using “way too much”). I routinely describe things as great, awesome, …

And Not a Single Pink Wristband in Sight

The sports media world, Uni Watch included, doesn’t pay much attention to women’s sports. And that was even more true in 1974, when Billie Jean King helped launch womenSports magazine …

Uni Watch Field Trip: A Visit to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Pittsburgh was a visit to the Heinz History Center, which includes the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. I took a lot of …

Uni Watch DIY Project: Outfitting an Entire Team

[Editor’s Note: Our latest DIY story comes from Brandon S. Bowker, who doesn’t just make jerseys for himself — he makes them for his entire softball squad. — PL] By …