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Eternal MLB Pant-Length Debate Began With King Carl

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The photo above is from 1937. The gent on the left is New York Giants screwballer Carl Hubbell (most famous for striking out five consecutive future Hall of Famers in the 1934 All-Star Game). As you can see, his pant legs go down lower than those of . . . → Read More: Eternal MLB Pant-Length Debate Apparently Began With King Carl

FAKE! Old Pics Reveal Scandalous Astros Hosiery Truth

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There are several well-known examples of MLBers wearing a batting helmet in the field, including John Olerud, George Scott, Dick Allen, and a few others. Until now, though, I don’t think I’d ever seen Astros infielder Larry Milbourne doing it — or any other . . . → Read More: FAKE! Old Pics Reveal Scandalous Astros Hosiery Truth

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)