Let’s Look Back — WAY Back

(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1″; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”); (function() { var po = document.createElement(‘script’); po.type = ‘text/javascript’; po.async = true; po.src = ‘https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js’; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })();

We all . . . → Read More: Let’s Look Back — WAY Back

You Sunk My Battleship!

Back in 2007, when this website was still in its toddler phase, I ran an entry about how Bear Bryant had decided to distinguish the twins Harry and Larry Jones — who both played for Bryant at Kentucky in the early 1950s — by assigning them the uniform numbers 1A and 1B, as seen . . . → Read More: You Sunk My Battleship!

A Pittsburgh History Mystery

Click to enlarge

Paul here, once again pinch-hitting for Phil. Reader Bruce Margulies recently came across a very interesting find: a photo of Willie Stargell wearing a batting helmet with the Pirates’ old “smiling pirate” logo at what appears to be Wrigley Field. I wasn’t aware of the Pirates . . . → Read More: A Pittsburgh History Mystery

Another Fascinating GUD Discovery

By Phil Hecken

As most of you (especially weekend readers) are aware, the Gridiron Uniform Database (or GUD, for short), the brainchild of Tim Brulia, Bil Schaefer and later, Rob Holecko, has for the past three years been documenting, via historical research, the uniforms worn by professional football teams across America. It’s been . . . → Read More: Another Fascinating GUD Discovery