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.