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?

Nosy Business

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Notice anything unusual about this photo of Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant from last Sunday’s game against the Vikings? Here, let’s take a closer look:

That’s right — Bryant was wearing a nose ring. I don’t think I’ve ever seen . . . → Read More: Nosy Business

Talking Wedding Rings With Bears QB Jordan Palmer

I was recently contacted by the folks behind the Qalo ring, which is pitched as a soft, flexible wedding band “for the active lifestyle.” I was curious about their product, because I’m fascinated by athletes who wear their wedding bands on the field, court, or ice (I wrote . . . → Read More: Talking Wedding Rings With Bears QB Jordan Palmer