Uni Watch Book Club: ‘Willard Mullin’s Golden Age of Baseball’

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Uni Watch Book Club: The Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Jerseys

I recently got my hands on a review copy of The Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Jerseys, and I don’t mind saying it’s one of the best, most wonderfully produced uni-centric books I’ve seen in years. It’s so good that I had a hard time narrowing down the images to share with . . . → Read More: Uni Watch Book Club: The Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Jerseys

Thus Spake Henderson (again)

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[Editor's Note: If the first section of this entry sounds familiar, it's because a good chunk of it was copied and pasted from an entry I posted three years ago, which was the last time Bill Henderson updated his MLB doubleknit-era jersey guide. The latest update is now upon us. If you don't realize why that's cause for celebration, read on. — Paul]

In the beginning, there was Okkonen, and it was Good. Because up until then there had been no record of base ball raiment. And so began the Period of Great Enlight’nment, and there was much rejoicing throughout the land.

And then, after a number of epochs, Okkonen joined forces with the mighty Shieber of Cooperstowne, and thus the two of them begat Dress’t to the Nynes. And this too was Good, for now the Master’s Wisdomme was available to all, even those who did not have a printed copy of the Illuminated Manuscript.

But as Time went by, certain scholars dared to voice doubts about the Master’s Wisdomme. The Wisdomme, they said, was flaw’d. In some places it was Mistak’n; in many others it was Inkomplete. And the Master’s colourful engrayvings, which had long been celebrayt’d as powerful tools to convey the Wisdomme to future generations, began to be seen as Too Limit’d, for they showed no Posterior View, nor did they show Fyne Detail, among several other Problemmes. Worst of all, the Master had been so fatigued by the initial compiling of the Wisdomme that he could not continue with the task in subsequent seasonnes. And so there was Diskontente across the land. And this was Not Good.

And then there came Henderson.

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Uni Watch Book Club: Rosenblatt Stadium — Omaha's Diamond on the Hill

A few months ago, Phil wrote an entry about Rosenblatt Stadium, the Omaha ballpark that was hosting its final College World Series. Now the Omaha World-Herald has published a book about Rosenblatt, and reader Todd Hotz reports that it features several uni-notable photos. He’s generously scanned the relevant images, including some real stunners. . . . → Read More: Uni Watch Book Club: Rosenblatt Stadium — Omaha’s Diamond on the Hill