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, back in the late 1990s, but MLB turned its back on the proposed deal.

The story, which I have zero memory of — it […]

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 dozens of movies, earning seven Oscar nominations (she won for The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, in 1962). Some of her original sketches are […]

Some Good Stuff from an Old Magazine

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When I was growing up in the 1970s, our house was full of old copies of magazines like Pro Sports, which had been left behind by my older brothers. I pored over all of them (and still have some of them), absorbing various details […]

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 Uni Watch, and you probably also know Bruce for his great colorizations (including one hosted just yesterday). I’ve also worked with Bruce many times […]