History of Baseball Uniforms

June 30, 2004

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With the Major League Baseball All-Star Game just a couple weeks away, it's the perfect time to ponder baseball and fashion. That's right -- over 150 years of baseball in America has given us a dizzying array of baseball uniforms, each reflecting the fashions and trends of their time, as well as the development of the game itself. The National Baseball Hall of Fame currently features a fascinating online exhibit called "Dressed to the Nines: A History of the Baseball Uniform". It includes background on the elements of a typical uniform (where did stirrups come from?) and a timeline of key events in the development of baseball uniforms:
  • 1888: First pinstriped uniforms
  • 1906: First collarless jersey
  • 1916: First uniform numbers
  • 1960: First player names on uniforms

But perhaps the most engrossing part of the exhibit is the uniform database: a guide to every uniform worn by every major league team over the past 100 years, accompanied by color drawings of each. Go back in time and marvel at the collared jerseys of the turn of the century, the regrettable experiments with shorts, or the god-awful mustard yellow and brown outfits that the 1978 San Diego Padres wore. Yikes.

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