Scipio Spinks: The Lone White-Shod Cardinal

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Charlie Finley Would’ve Been Proud (if he’d been born yet)

Last summer I did a post on Craig Brown’s excellent Threads of Our Game site, which aims to be a Dressed to the Nines-style database for pre-1900 baseball uniforms.

Craig updates the site based on his own research and, especially, research submissions that are sent to him. He’s recently made some major finds . . . → Read More: Charlie Finley Would’ve Been Proud (if he’d been born yet)

A Look at White MLB Helmets

Reader Leo Strawn Jr. recently sent me the photo you see above, which shows Reds greats Davey Concepcion and Johnny Bench wearing white helmets! It was striking to see, but I also had a feeling I’d seen it before — if not this specific photo, then others showing the Reds in white headgear . . . → Read More: A Look at White MLB Helmets

A Cornucopia of Uni Goodness in One Photo

Reader Leo Strawn Jr. recently sent me this photo of Pete Rose, which I hadn’t seen before. Pretty sure it’s from 1963. There’s so much going on here! Let’s go one thing at a time:

• Rose was batting without a helmet.

• You don’t often see a pinstriped vest, much less a . . . → Read More: A Cornucopia of Uni Goodness in One Photo