World Series Press Pins Inspire a New Uni Watch Pin

The National League Championship Series begins tonight, with the American League following tomorrow. Soon it’ll be time for the World Series, which means it will also be time for a special little corner of athletics aesthetics to make its annual appearance: World Series press pins.

World Series press pins date back to 1911. The . . . → Read More: World Series Press Pins Inspire a New Uni Watch Pin

NFL, NBA Put the Kibosh on Unauthorized Gear

It was a tough day yesterday for unauthorized uniform accessories, as the NFL and NBA both sent their uni police squads after some rogue players, or at least some rogue gear.

Let’s start in the NFL, where, as I mentioned in yesterday’s MMUW roundup, Browns wideout Odell Beckham Jr. wore an expensive wristwatch during . . . → Read More: NFL, NBA Put the Kibosh on Unauthorized Gear

An MLB History Mystery Involving an American Flag Pin

A few weeks ago I wrote about Lou Gehrig wearing a Eugene the Jeep pin on his Yankees jersey. Along the way, I mentioned the other MLBers who’ve worn pins on their uniforms. That prompted a note from reader Dennis D’Agostino, who emailed me to say, “If you dig deep, I think you’ll find . . . → Read More: An MLB History Mystery Involving an American Flag Pin

History Mystery: Why Did the Iron Horse Wear a Metal Pin?

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A fascinating little MLB mystery unfolded yesterday on Twitter. It began when Matt Dahlgren (author of the baseball memoir Rumor in Town) posted the Lou Gehrig photo shown above. We can tell that the photo is from 1938 because Gehrig’s left sleeve has the World’s Fair sleeve . . . → Read More: History Mystery: Why Did the Iron Horse Wear a Metal Pin?