On August 27, 2018 at Anaheim Stadium, the California Angels wore throwback uniforms, pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants with striped waistbands, while defeating the Colorado Rockies 10-7. Japanese star Shohei Ohtani hit a 3-run home run for the Angels. Pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants, aka the Ultimate Baseball Look are the future of baseball. A nod to the Golden Age of the Baseball Uniform.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Mel Stottlemyre Sr., one of the best New York Yankees players to never win a World Series was a roving instructor for his home state Seattle Mariners for 5 seasons beginning with the M's inaugural year in 1977. He had his own trident uniform, consisting of that sharp v-neck pullover jersey and sansabelt baseball pants with a striped waistband.
Mel Stottlemyre, 1941-2019.
Monday, January 14, 2019
In the early 1980s, while a Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, the Nashville Sounds wore blue and red v-neck pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants with striped waistbands. The team back then included future All-Stars Don Mattingly, Willie McGee as well as future MLB manager Buck Showalter during his playing days. Future MLB manager Johnny Oates was the Sounds manager in 1982 and Hoyt Wilhelm was the pitching coach.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019
The Huntsville Stars, the former red, white and blue schemed Southern League Double-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, had uniforms that consisted of v-neck pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants with a striped waistband from 1985 through the 1989 season. From 1990 through the 1993 season, they wore v-neck pullover jerseys and belted pants. They continued to wear pullover jerseys from 1994-96 although the jerseys by then, lacked the knitted trim around the neck and sleeves, a look most associated with real baseball jerseys. Notable Stars players from that era included future A's World Series champions Jose Canseco, Terry Steinbach and Mark McGwire.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
From 1977 thru the 1980 season, the Anchorage Glacier Pilots, a summer collegiate baseball team, wore uniforms similar to what the Atlanta Braves wore on the road from 1972-75, or specifically 1973-1975 when the Braves wore v-neck pullover jerseys, not the 2-button henleys in '72. The Glacier Pilots wore v-neck pullover jerseys with raglan style sleeves exclusively and sansabelt baseball pants with a striped waistband.
Monday, December 10, 2018
The baseball jerseys worn by players participating in the 12 and under Cooperstown Dreams Park tournament are v-neck pullover jerseys. The National Baseball Hall of Fame has long been criticized for outfitting new inductees in archaic button-front shirts that just don't resonate with either the fans or the players. Proper baseball jerseys are pullovers. The Hall of Fame should take a cue from Cooperstown Dreams Park and utilize pullover jerseys. Nothing else would make sense.