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Category: Uni-centric Magazine/Newspaper items

Revealed: MLB Rejected Nike/Reebok Uni Deal in 1990s

As we’re all aware, Nike became MLB’s uniform outfitter in 2020. But here’s something you might not know or remember: Nike almost struck an MLB deal, in conjunction with Reebok, …

Same As It Ever Was: A Look Back at a 1963 Article

We’ve all heard of Maury Wills. But what about Mary Wills? Mary Wills, it turns out, was a big deal in the world of costume design, where she worked on …

Some Good Stuff from an Old Magazine

For all photos, click to enlarge When I was growing up in the 1970s, our house was full of old copies of magazines like Pro Sports, which had been left …

Restoring Baseball … (Magazine)

By Phil Hecken You fine folks are all familiar with Bruce Menard, who has provided literally dozens (if not hundreds) of superb wire service photos which Paul has featured on …

A Feast for the Eyes

For all of today’s photos, click to enlarge This illustration of Darryl Strawberry was done by LeRoy Neiman I’ve never been much of a Neiman fan, but the Strawberry image …

Possibly the Greatest Example of Uni-Watching Ever

You probably don’t realize this — I didn’t realize it myself until a few days ago — but today is a very special day in the annals of uni-watching. For …

Two More Reasons to Ditch the Black

The photo you see above, from the Nov. 17 Baylor/K-State game, ran in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated. Only problem is, Baylor didn’t wear green jerseys for that game …

Uni Watch Library: Memories and Dreams, Summer 2004

If you become a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame (not an inductee, but a paying supporter), one of your perks is a subscription to the Hall’s magazine, Memories …

When a Sock is More Than a Sock

[Editor’s Note: Today’s post was penned by Vince Grzegorek, Web Editor at Cleveland Scene and “Intern Emeritus” at Uni Watch. Enjoy! — Phil Hecken] By Vince Grzegorek Lance Allred isn’t …

And Not a Single Pink Wristband in Sight

The sports media world, Uni Watch included, doesn’t pay much attention to women’s sports. And that was even more true in 1974, when Billie Jean King helped launch womenSports magazine …

His Name was Amadee…

By Phil Hecken with Rick Pearson Amadee Wohlschlaeger was an illustrator for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1932 until 1981. But he is perhaps more famous for his work in …

The Story Behind the Sotry

Last week I wrote about Eugenio Velez’s jersey typo. I’m often the only writer who covers glitches like these, but not this time — the media world was buzzing about …

Uni Watch Newsstand Pick: The Greatest Jerseys of All Time

Okay, so I’m way late on this, but better late than never: As most of you know by now, The Hockey News has published a special issue devoted to jerseys, …

The Good Life

By Phil Hecken This past week, a number of pictures from the outstanding Google-Life magazine collaboration, featuring the treasure trove of Life magazine pictures, have been again popping up on …

Dear NASCAR: Please Make the Cars Look Like This

Last week I linked to an eBay listing for an old article about NFL helmet carts. I ended up winning the item (I was the only bidder, rather amazingly) and …