Another Throwback Game at Wrigley

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A Closer Look at MLB All-Star Game Sleeve Patches

With the MLB All-Star game approaching, reader Steve Sale has provided some interesting tidbits about a pair of All-Star sleeve patches from years past. Let’s start with the 2002 ASG, which was played at Miller Park in Milwaukee (click to enlarge):

The version on the left is the design the Brewers wore throughout . . . → Read More: A Closer Look at MLB All-Star Game Sleeve Patches

Pittsburgh History Mystery Deepens

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Back on Sunday I wrote about the unusual sight of Willie Stargell wearing a batting helmet with the Pirates’ “smiling pirate” logo. Now we may have another example — or at least the ghost of one. At first glance, the helmet shown on Freddie Patek’s 1971 . . . → Read More: Pittsburgh History Mystery Deepens

MLB Trade Has Unexpected Uni Implications

As you’ve probably heard by now, pitcher Jeff Samardzija was traded from the Cubs to the A’s over the weekend and made his Oakland debut yesterday.

That trade has created a bizarre situation regarding the upcoming MLB All-Star Game. Samardzija was voted onto the National League pitching staff by the players and is . . . → Read More: MLB Trade Has Unexpected Uni Implications