Good Sunday morning, Uni Watchers. So much for taking the weekend off…
This won’t be your typical weekend post — but it should be a fun one. If there’s any “breaking” uni news today, I’ll have it covered for you on Monday.
I’m back again today with Leo Strawn, who recently returned from a multi-year hiatus to bring us another installment of “Leo’s World”. IF you didn’t check that out, it’s well worth a few extra minutes of your time!
What follows is a quiz from Leo on obscure MLB uniforms and caps (nine questions). Leo has provided me with the answers, but I won’t post them with this article. I’ll post the quiz with the answers later on this afternoon, so after you’ve made your guesses, you can come back later to see how you did.
Obscure Baseball Unis and Caps
by Leo Strawn
Years ago, I did some UW content on occasion. Decided to do a few for Phil during Paul’s August hiatus this year while resting my (mildly) injured back, so, without further ado…
I’m Leo…welcome to my world!
This edition will focus on obscure baseball uniforms and caps. Some of these are hard sliders, but some are slow pitch softball tosses, so just give it your best and have fun with it, okay? (And, yes, being a Buckeye, I AM partial to the awesome wishbone C!!)
1. Which Major League club sported these beauties for road games in 1910?
2. This team wore what might be considered (by me, at least) the first (sort of) wishbone C in major league baseball. If these 1903 uniforms were worn as a throwback today, which club would be wearing them?
3. Who wore these gorgeous hooped pillbox caps at home in 1919?
4. What club wore these wishbone C caps for six seasons, 1965-69 & 1972? (Hint: The answer might come to you all of a “Sudden”.)
5. Who wouldn’t love to see these beautiful caps return as a throwback someday? Two teams *might* be able to claim this cap as a throwback (although for one of those, it would be a stretch), but which club wore it with road unis in the 1960s?
6. The one-time third Major League this team played in no longer exists, but their home ball park is still in use in MLB. What team is it?
7. A quarter of a century prior to the White Sox shorts experiment, this team tried them on for size. They were not in a Major League, but it was a very important league in terms of minor league history. Who wore these unis?
8. What Major League team wore these monochromatic beauties?
9. (This one is TOUGH. Photo and video will be available when the answers are posted. Kudos to anyone who knows or correctly guesses the answer.) What team was the last team to play a World Series in caps with no logo or other image identifying their location or nickname?
Extra inning. What else was unusual about that World Series?
And there you have it! Please post your answers/guesses in the comments below — and NO PEEKING at those answers posted before yours ;). I’ll have the official answer key in a separate post later today, so let’s see how you do!
Thanks to Leo for coming up with this fun quiz for a Sunday morning! Leo’s World will return a couple more times before my August run has ended, so if you enjoyed this, there are more in store.