Uni Watch Reader Shares 1987 Letters from Pirates GM

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The letter shown above was sent in 1987 by Pirates GM Syd Thrift to a very young Joe Werner, who would grow up to become a longtime Uni Watch reader. Here’s the story behind it:

In 1987, when I was about 10 years old, I wrote Mr. […]

MUni Watch Part III: The Cleveland Municipals β€” On Mascots

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Good morning Uni Watch nation. Hope everyone is doing well and that you had a good week.

You fine readers may recall a few months back, we took an in-depth look at a proposed new identity for Cleveland’s baseball team, to […]

Early Astros Design Sketches Show What Might Have Been

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Judge Roy Hofheinz, the original owner of the Houston Astros, died in 1982. Nearly four decades later, a huge stash of items from his estate has come up for auction β€” including a bunch of original sketches that show some of the directions the team was considering […]

Fleur-de-Leo: New ECHL Team Releases Spectacular Logo

A team logo by itself doesn’t usually do much for me. I mean, I like a good logo as much as the next guy, but I usually want to see how the logo looks on a uniform, how it fits into a fully integrated identity system, and so on. That’s why I usually don’t […]