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Category: Stirrups

D-backs Pitcher’s Stirrups Lead to On-Air Hosiery Discussion

Good morning! Hope everyone had a good weekend, especially those of you who were observing Orthodox Easter. Now then: Phil mentioned in yesterday’s Ticker that Diamondbacks reliever Noé Ramirez has …

A Uni Watch Look at Bill Virdon

For all photos, click to enlarge Former MLBer Bill Virdon, who was Rookie of the Year as a player and a two-time Manager of the Year as a skipper, died …

A Very Uni-Eventful Night at the Ballpark

For all photos click to enlarge Who was that at last night’s Mets/Marlins game at Shea? None other than yours truly and longtime Uni Watch reader Steve Dodell. Steve’s had …

A Uni Watch Look at Dick Tidrow

Click to enlarge Former MLB pitcher Dick Tidrow, who had a 13-year career in the 1970s and ’80s — including stints with both Chicago teams and both New York teams! …

America’s (or at least Delaware’s) Most Uni-Obsessive Baseball Coach

For all photos, click to enlarge Back in early April, I showed you this photo of the amazing sweaters worn by the baseball team at Delcastle Technical High School in …

Two Little-Known Tales of MLB Hosiery History

I recently came across two interesting items about semi-recent MLB hosiery history that were new to me. First, longtime Uni Watch reader Trevor Williams alerted me to an interesting passage …

Eternal MLB Pant-Length Debate Apparently Began With King Carl

Embed from Getty Images 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 …

FAKE! Old Pics Reveal Scandalous Astros Hosiery Truth

For all photos, click to enlarge 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

EXCLUSIVE: American League Had Stirrup Rule in 1967

Click to enlarge 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 …

Uni Watch Profiles: Travis Radke

Click to enlarge Okay, I know there’s a lot of content on the site today, so you might be tempted to skim past certain parts and focus on the “big …

This DUD is Definitely NOT a Dud

By Phil Hecken OK, I’m back after a one-week illness-induced hiatus — I’m not quite sure what afflicted me, but it sure felt like the flu, which is quite odd …

Winning the Battle, Losing the War

The player shown above is Brendan Ryan of the Mariners, from a recent Cactus League game. As you can see, he’s wearing striped stirrups, which you can also see in …