When it comes to the Pirates’ 1973 memorials for Roberto Clemente, we all know the drill by now: The team wore black fabric swatches during spring training and then wore the “21” patch during the regular season (and as a bonus, that photo shows Manny Sanguillen’s flocked helmet). It marked the first time that an . . . → Read More: A Mystery Surrounding the Roberto Clemente ‘21’ Patch
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Longtime Uni Watch reader/contributor Bruce Menard, who tweets tons of great vintage baseball imagery as @BSmile, came across something really interesting yesterday — the photo shown above of Tigers outfielder Al Kaline, waiting on deck prior to a plate appearance. There’s a similar shot, clearly from the . . . → Read More: Tiger Talk
Word came down on Tuesday that Bulls former GM Jerry Krause had died, so the team added a memorial patch, shown above, for last night’s game against the Pistons. While the patch may look simple and straightforward enough, there are actually several notable aspects to it. One at a time:
1. According to Bulls . . . → Read More: Bulls Add Memorial Patch for Jerry Krause
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The Red Wings added a “Mr.I” memorial patch yesterday for former owner Mike Ilitch, who passed away last Friday. There’s a white version of the patch for the team’s road jersey, and they’ve also added the patch lettering to the ice.
The Wings’ AHL affiliate, the Grand . . . → Read More: Red Wings Add Mike Ilitch Memorial Patch