Monday, April 13, 2009

Early 20th Century Baseball Uniforms

Colorized by uniform fan Larry Bodnovich, courtesy of Uni-Watch.


Rube Marquard and Chief Meyers in Brooklyn plaid.

John McGraw and Chicago's Frank Chance.

Notice the semi seersucker look of McGraw's uniform. The NYG also wore some plaid.

Lot's of teams wore very dark road uniforms, as Chance in this photo.

Fort Worth native(!) and greatest second baseman of all time: Rogers Hornsby.

Hornsby played
~12 seasons w/St. Louis Cardinals,
~1 season w/NYG,
~1 season w/Boston Braves,
~4 seasons with Chicago Cubs(1929-1932),
~5 seasons with St. Louis Browns.

Ted Williams said Hornsby was history's greatest combination of hitting for both power and batting average (lifetime average .358).


Classic Rogers Hornsby photo.


"Any ballplayer that don't sign autographs for little kids ain't an American."
Rogers Hornsby

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