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None More Black: Oregon Had ‘Soul Brother’ Mascot in ’71

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I forgot to say this yesterday, so I’ll say it today: Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be safe and well.

Now then: Have you ever seen the mascot illustrations shown above, depicting a Black, Afro-clad version of the Oregon Ducks’ familiar . . . → Read More: None More Black: Oregon Had ‘Soul Brother’ Mascot in ’71

Eternal MLB Pant-Length Debate Began With King Carl

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The photo above is from 1937. The gent on the left is New York Giants screwballer Carl Hubbell (most famous for striking out five consecutive future Hall of Famers in the 1934 All-Star Game). As you can see, his pant legs go down lower than those of . . . → Read More: Eternal MLB Pant-Length Debate Apparently Began With King Carl

MLB Bombshell: Reds Briefly Wore Red Shoes in 1971!

In Tuesday’s blog post about Joe Morgan’s uniform history, I mentioned that Morgan, along with some of his Reds teammates, occasionally dabbled with alternate shoe colors in All-Star Games. As an example, I included the photo displayed above, which shows him wearing red spikes in the 1977 Midsummer Classic. “A Red wearing red shoes . . . → Read More: MLB History Bombshell: Reds Wore Red Shoes in 1971!

A Uni Watch Look at Joe Morgan

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Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time National League MVP Joe Morgan died yesterday at the age of 77. I was lucky enough to grow up watching him play during his prime in the 1970s — he was the real deal.

Although Morgan is usually associated with the . . . → Read More: A Uni Watch Look at Joe Morgan