NO SALE! Meet Uni Watch's Public Enemy #1

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By Phil Hecken

If you hadn’t heard, the Chicago White Sox were scheduled to wear their 1976 “Leisure Suit” Throwbacks yesterday evening. Chris Sale had other plans.

In what may be the most bizarre uni-related story in the history of ever of 2016, according to multiple reports, Chris Sale, starting pitcher for the White Sox, refused to wear the uniforms, and became so upset at being told that he would HAVE to wear them, he cut all the uniforms up with either a knife or scissors. Unbelievable. (Continue reading)

Willie Mays and Juan Marichal Almost Wore Inside-Out Uniforms

[Paul here. I’m on vacation this week, but here’s something for you to enjoy during my absence.]

I’ve written several times about Willie Mays wearing a Cubs helmet and then a Reds helmet in the 1965 MLB All-Star Game, and about his Giants teammate Juan Marichal wearing a Braves helmet. I’ve also linked to . . . → Read More: Willie Mays and Juan Marichal Almost Wore Inside-Out Uniforms

The Pleasures of Wayward Luggage

We’ve seen plenty of cases of MLB umpires wearing makeshift uniforms after their luggage was lost. But reader Jerry Wolper has come up with a particularly unusual case in which the four umps working a given game ended up wearing four distinct outfits.

The date was Oct. 1, 1982, and the Mets were in . . . → Read More: The Pleasures of Wayward Luggage

Brewers vs. Brewers

. Hmmm, what have we here — a Brewers intrasquad scrimmage, perhaps?

Nope. It’s from a Brewers/Royals game that took place in Milwaukee on June 12, 1977 (the box score can be found here). Most of the Royals’ uniforms and equipment were stolen prior to the game, forcing most of the Kansas City . . . → Read More: Brewers vs. Brewers