Pocket-Palooza: Floodgates Open on Obscure MLB Uni Detail

Our story so far: In 2019, I wrote a blog entry about how Casey Stengel had a little pocket added to his uniform pants when he managed the Yankees and Mets in the 1950s and ’60s. I thought that was a Stengel-specific thing until two weeks ago, when I learned that Expos coach Duke […]

A Uni Watch Look at John Madden

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John Madden died yesterday at the age of 85. Long before he became famous as a broadcaster, video game namesake, and aerophobe, he spent 10 seasons (1969-1978) as the coach of the Oakland Raiders, during which time he had a very uni-notable quirk: He always wore his […]

History Mystery Deepens as Pants Pocket Pics Proliferate

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The gent on the right in the photo above is Phillies manager Gene Mauch, who skippered the Phils from 1960 through 1968. Why am I putting that photo at the top of today’s post? Because if you look closely, you can see that Mauch’s […]

The Duke of Montreal: Snider Had Unusual Uni Modification

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Hall of Famer Duke Snider is best known for his 16-year stint with the Dodgers — first in Brooklyn and then in Los Angeles. But he also had a 14-year association with the Expos, primarily as a broadcaster but also as a coach in the 1970s. He […]