Friday: 3 April 2009
Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century: Patches.
St. Louis Browns 1952-53 logo. The old expression about the St. Louis Browns was, 'First in shoes, first in booze, and last in the American League.' In their 52-year history, the Browns finished in the cellar 14 times, and seventh 12 times. They made only a dozen appearances in the first division. Once, in 1944, they treated their fans to a pennant.
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The Pants Dance.
Throughout the 19th century and the first few decades of the 20th century, ballplayers wore their pants so that their stockings showed to the bottom of their knee. But a trend toward lowering the pant leg crept into baseball fashion. One of the earliest ballplayers to adopt the so-called 'low-roll'-style trousers was New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell. Later, Ted Williams adopted the style. These high-profile players popularized the trend and soon ballplayers throughout organized baseball were lowering their pant legs. Unexpected problems arose as a result of the fad. In the early 1950s, longtime umpire Bill Stewart called for an end to the long pants, citing difficulties in determining the location of a batter’s knee, and thus the bottom of the strikezone.
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