The Pirates and Indians did the throwback thing last night, dressing up as the Homestead Grays and Cleveland Buckeyes, respectively. Too bad they wore their regular batting helmets, but they still get points for the cool rear-jersey numbers, the contrast-colored flap pockets, and the absence of the MLB logo on the rear collar.
But my favorite period detail was on the pants, where they put a belt loop right at 12 o’clock. This used to be pretty common way back in the day. Since the belt loop was centered, many players wore their belt buckles off to the side — sometimes way off to the side. But at some point the center loop disappeared and belt buckles moved to 12 o’clock. Good to see the people at Majestic being true to this detail when making the throwback unis (even if most of the jerseys were too baggy for the waistline to even show).