NNNOB: No Name OR Number on Back

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To Tuck or Not to Tuck: That Is the Question

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Last week I mentioned the excellent new “30 for 30″ documentary, Untucked, which is about Marquette’s untucked jerseys back in the late 1970s. As a companion piece to the film, I’ve examined the history of uniform tucking and untucking (the latter of which is nicely exemplified . . . → Read More: To Tuck or Not to Tuck: That Is the Question

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

A Close Look at Ball Sacks (no, not that kind)

I’m a member of SABR — the Society for American Baseball Research — which means I subscribe to SABR-L, the organization’s listserv. Much of the info on SABR-L involves statistical number-crunching, historical esoterica, biographical info, and so on. Occasionally, though, uni- and equipment-related queries come up. Such was the case a few . . . → Read More: A Close Look at Ball Sacks (no, not that kind)