Sunday, November 16, 2014

Cincinnati Reds - Tom Seaver

Tom Seaver was traded by the New York Mets to the Cincinnati Reds on June 15, 1977. This would be the first time Tom Seaver would wear a proper baseball uniform. The Cincinnati Reds began wearing proper uniforms, pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants with low cut stirrups, what is now known as the Ultimate Baseball Look in 1972. A time that we now refer to as the Golden Age of the Baseball Uniform!  Tom Seaver went 75-46 during his time with the Reds. Tom Seaver pitched his only career no hitter in a Reds uniform. He recorded his 3,000 career strikeout in a Reds uniform and finished second for the National League Cy Young Award in 1981. He was traded back to the Mets following the 1982 season. He was inducted in the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 2006.
Tom Seaver in the great Cincinnati Reds home uniform. Tom Seaver in the great Cincinnati Reds road uniform. The 1981 Cincinnati Reds Style Guide. Pullover jerseys, sansabelt baseball pants, low cut stirrups and satin baseball jackets, what more could you ask for?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hankyu Braves

The Hankyu Braves who later became the Orix Braves and then the Orix Blue Wave who then merged with the Kintetsu Buffaloes to become the Orix Buffaloes had some very good baseball uniforms in the late 1970s and into the 1980s, the Golden Age of the Baseball Uniform! They wore crewneck pullover jerseys with sansabelt baseball pants with stylish stripes and even striped stirrups! The Ultimate Baseball Look existed in Japan! The Orix Buffaloes have occasionally worn throwback Hankyu Braves uniforms, they should wear them all the time! Grow the game!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Seattle Mariners 1977-80

The Seattle Mariners' first home uniform worn from 1977 through the 1980 season was very good. V-neck pullover jersey and sansabelt baseball pants with a striped waistband in a royal blue and gold color scheme. The Mariners' very first Ultimate Baseball Look! The look that introduced the world to the first trident logo! It's debatable whether or not the Mariners' 1977-80 home uniform is better than their 1981-86 home uniform. In 1979, the star trident logo was introduced to coincide with the Mariners hosting the All-Star Game at the Kingdome that year. The Golden Age of the Baseball Uniform finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest. Former Mariners coach Vada Pinson, 1977 American League All-Star Ruppert Jones, 1979 American League All-Star Bruce Bochte, Leroy Stanton, Dave Henderson as well as the Mariner Moose in a "1979" Mariners uniform on May 24, 2014