Friday: 5 May 2009
Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century: Patches.
National League 50th anniversary patch 1925.
As the "Roaring Twenties" reached their midpoint, the Washington Senators returned for their second consecutive Fall Classic against one of the Series' original pioneers, the Pittsburgh Pirates.
New products that have arrived.
In 1964, Judge Roy Hoefheinz, who had a controlling share in the major league team, was fighting a lawsuit with the Colt Firearms Company over the use of the "Colt .45" name. But as the team prepared to move into a new, futuristic stadium, the judge consulted NASA astronauts about honoring them with a new nickname for the Houston team. By 1965, the Houston Colts had moved to the Astrodome, and had adopted the new moniker of the Houston Astros. .
Click here to order $275 for this wool classic. Limited quantities.
Pittsburg ( not Pittsburgh).
In 1890, the United States Board on Geographic Names dictated that the final 'h' should be removed from the names of all cities that end with 'burgh.' Accordingly, 'Pittsburgh' became 'Pittsburg.' The ruling was not rigorously followed by city officials or baseball clubs. For example, the city’s National League club in 1895 wore 'PITTSBURGH' on the front of their jersey, while the 1894 jersey dropped the 'h.' In 1911, following citizen protests, the 'h' was officially restored to the city name.
Click here > for more of lettering trivia.
back to top