Hernandez Dishes on Shoes, Stirrups

Mets TV analyst and former MLB All-Star Keith Hernandez (above left) offered some illuminating insights into his footwear and stirrup habits during SNY’s broadcast of Monday night’s Mets/Nats game. I was watching it while it happened but didn’t have enough time to transcribe all of it for Tuesday’s post, which is why I’m running . . . → Read More: Hernandez Dishes on Shoes, Stirrups

The Series When the White Sox Wore White Socks (mostly)

There are certain uniform variations and peculiarities that have become standard knowledge among the uni-scenti over the years. By now we all know that the Cowboys wore red, white, and blue helmet striping in 1976. We all know the A’s managers and coaches wore white caps in the late 1960s and early ’70s. And . . . → Read More: The Series When the White Sox Wore White Socks (mostly)

Blast From the MLB Past: Stan Hochman Goes Uni-Watching

Reader Debbie Woodell works on the sports copy desk at The Philadelphia Daily News. While recently researching something in the paper’s archives, she came across an old piece by sports columnist Stan Hochman. Originally published on April 25, 1967, it was inspired by the controversy that had erupted that spring over Orioles slugger Frank Robinson’s . . . → Read More: Blast From the MLB Past: Stan Hochman Goes Uni-Watching

EXCLUSIVE: American League Had Stirrup Rule in 1967

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When I was 12 years old, in 1976, I read Jim Bouton’s seminal best-seller, Ball Four. I was already obsessed with stirrups by that point, so I was particularly intrigued by a passage in the book about Frank Robinson’s stirrups. I’ve quoted that passage many, many times . . . → Read More: EXCLUSIVE: American League Had Stirrup Rule in 1967