A Patch for Hammerin’ Hank

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Patchwork: Share and Share Alike

. In yesterday’s Ticker I linked to this old Red Wings photo and explained that the sleeve patch was for the Detroit sestercentennial (yes, that’s the term for a 250th anniversary).

That led Gridiron Uniform Database co-founder Bill Schaefer to post a comment pointing out that the Lions wore that same patch in . . . → Read More: Patchwork: Share and Share Alike

The Return of the Stargell Stars

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I was all set to say, “You have one of the most beautiful home unis in the sport, you wait over two decades to get into a playoff game, and you wear black?” But then the Pirates did something so wonderful in last night’s National League . . . → Read More: The Return of the Stargell Stars

Hale, Hearty, and Full of Unresolved Questions

As most of you probably know, all MLB teams wore “Health” patches in 1942. This was the logo of the Hale America initiative, which was basically a “Shape Up!” fitness program that arose in response to America’s entry into World War II following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The patch was also worn . . . → Read More: Hale, Hearty, and Full of Unresolved Questions