Book: Garish A’s Uniform Led to All-Star Snub

I’ve written a lot this year about the 1963 Kansas City A’s — the team that introduced the franchise’s now-familiar green/gold color scheme. (To see the posts I’m referring to, look here, here, here, here, and here.)

Now we have yet another entry about the ’63 A’s. It comes from longtime reader/contributor Ferdinand Cesarano, . . . → Read More: Book: Garish A’s Uniform Led to All-Star Snub

An Indians Prototype and a Very Uni-Minded GM

I recently received a communique from longtime reader Marc Viquez, who sent along the photo shown above (which he said was from this book). As you can see, it appears to show the Indians unveiling two uniforms for 1958, including a design with an unusual-looking “C.” I’d never seen that one before. Was it . . . → Read More: An Indians Prototype and a Very Uni-Minded GM

Did the Astros Really Have Someone Wearing No. 153?

It’s a long-running joke that the most marginal players in spring training — the ones least likely to make the final roster cut — end up with the highest numbers. Until now, though, I’d never seen a spring training player with a three-digit number.

That screen shot is taken from the Astros’ TV broadcast . . . → Read More: Did the Astros Really Have Someone Wearing No. 153?

Poor Richard’s Almanac, Vol. 2: More NFL Rejection Letters

A few weeks ago I published an entry about a bunch of early-1970s rejection letters that had been sent by various NFL teams to a guy named Richard, who was desperately seeking a tryout to be a placekicker. Today we have another batch of letters from Richard’s files, picking up where we left off chronologically . . . → Read More: Poor Richard’s Almanac, Vol. 2: More NFL Rejection Letters