The 1981 & 1982 Portland Beavers, while the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, wore black v-neck pullover jerseys and black sansabelt baseball pants with a striped waistband. The red and white trim gave the Beavers a similar color scheme as the Portland Trail Blazers. A few former major leaguers at the end of their playing careers played for the Beavers at this time such as Luis Tiant in 1981 and Willie Horton in both 1981 & 1982. The Ultimate Baseball Look during the Golden Age of the Baseball Uniform.
Monday, August 7, 2017
The 1984 & 1985 Portland Beavers minor league baseball team had nice uniforms. They were a Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies back then. They wore v-neck pullover jerseys with both pinstripes and racing stripes! The downside is they wore belted baseball pants.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Well after his playing career had ended, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial became an advocate for real, modern baseball uniforms. When the Cardinals wisely let go of archaic, 19th century, flannel uniforms with that oppressive, heavy, heat stroke inducing fabric and the constricting, clunky belts in 1971 and switched to real athletic wear, pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants with a striped waistband, Musial couldn't resist trying them on. He gloated over Yankees hero Mickey Mantle, who was still clad in the Yankees flannel clown costumes and had some fun with Cardinals player Joe Torre in the button and belt-free freedom the Ultimate Baseball Look provided.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017
If the 1985 and 1986 road uniforms of the Seattle Mariners are the greatest baseball uniforms only worn for 2 seasons, then the 1987 New York Mets road uniforms are certainly in the conversation for being the greatest one year wonder. V-neck pullover jerseys with the trademark racing stripes, but with unfortunately belted pants. The scripted "New York" is certainly superior to the block letters that came in 1988. Pullover jerseys with racing stripes is one of the few things that baseball has gotten right, aesthetically, in its history. We need more of this.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Well, Dave Henderson wasn't the only Henderson who proudly wore the star trident cap of the Seattle Mariners. Ernie Henderson, the son in the 1987 film, Harry and the Hendersons, played by actor Joshua Rudoy, wore a star trident cap during the movie.