Reader William Yurasko recently pointed me toward something very cool on YouTube: the full broadcast (shown above) of a 1967 softball game between a team of MLB all-stars and a team of celebrities. The game was held at Dodger Stadium with Vin Scully and Jerry Lewis handling the broadcast duties.
The MLB all-stars wore . . . → Read More: 1967 Softball Game: MLB All-Stars vs. Celebrities
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It’s not often that a single photograph is enough to main entry here on the site. The rare exceptions have usually involved photos that present a history mystery, or provide the missing piece to a previously unfinished puzzle, or show a serious jersey typo or other mishap. . . . → Read More: The Coolest Softball Team Ever
Photos above by Heather McCabe
I recently scored this vintage Michigan Bell softball uniform on eBay for a mere $12 (with free shipping!). As you can see, it fits quite well. Let’s take a closer look, starting with the jersey (for all of these photos, you can click to . . . → Read More: Closet Case Vol. 6: A Pair of Vintage Softball Uniforms
As most of you probably know, all MLB teams wore “Health” patches in 1942. This was the logo of the Hale America initiative, which was basically a “Shape Up!” fitness program that arose in response to America’s entry into World War II following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The patch was also worn by . . . → Read More: Hale, Hearty, and Full of Unresolved Questions