A Utah-Buffalo Connection?

Last week I wrote about some uniform catalogs I acquired from the collection of the late Mike Hersh. One of those catalogs — a Spanjian catalog from 1971 — had an interesting detail that I neglected to mention.

If you look at this page, second row, second stirrup from the left and this page, . . . → Read More: A Utah-Buffalo Connection?

Armed and Beautiful

Last Thursday night I received a note from reader Don Gale, who wanted to let me know that Astros first baseman Carlos Peña was wearing a pair of armbands that created a very cool double-stripe pattern. I immediately loved the look — reminded me a bit of the Cubs’ old striped undersleeves (which, as . . . → Read More: Armed and Beautiful

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 this shot. Ryan, of course, used to wear striped stirrups back when he was with the Cardinals. His two seasons in Seattle have been . . . → Read More: Winning the Battle, Losing the War

Earning Their Stripes

Well, at least now we know where Adidas got the idea for those Zubaz-esque stripes on its latest college hoops uniforms — or maybe where Zubaz got the idea in the first place. Behold the glory of the 1959 St. Agnes basketball team. “Imagine that in green and white!” says reader Ben Gray, who . . . → Read More: Earning Their Stripes