The Okkonen Files, Vol. 3: Thoughts From Todd Radom

Welcome to the latest installment of the Okkonen files, as we continue to examine the work and legacy of pioneering baseball uniform researcher Marc Okkonen, who died in late May.

Today we’ll be hearing from uniform designer/historian Todd Radom (that’s him at right), who’s been at the forefront of sports design for the past . . . → Read More: The Okkonen Files, Vol. 3: Thoughts From Todd Radom

The Okkonen Files, Vol. 2: Mitchell & Ness Memories

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Welcome to Vol. 2 of the Okkonen Files, as we continue to explore the work and legacy of pioneering baseball uniform researcher Marc Okkonen, who died in late May.

Last time around we heard from Baseball Hall of Fame curator Tom Shieber, who described . . . → Read More: The Okkonen Files, Vol. 2: Mitchell & Ness Memories

The Okkonen Files, Vol. 1: The Birth of Dressed to the Nines

Last month I wrote an obituary/tribute for Marc Okkonen (that’s him at right, throwing out the first pitch at the 2016 home opener of his hometown Muskegon Clippers; click to enlarge), whose pioneering research into baseball uniform history helped make Uni Watch possible. As I wrote at the end of that obit, I regret . . . → Read More: The Okkonen Files, Vol. 1: The Birth of Dressed to the Nines

Marc Okkonen: 1933–2019

I woke up this morning to an email from Phil, who informed me that Marc Okkonen died on Monday. He was the author of several books, most notably Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century, whose uniform mock-ups later became the basis for the Baseball Hall of Fame’s “Dressed to the Nines” uniform database. According . . . → Read More: Marc Okkonen: 1933–2019