The Wearin’ of the Green in Pro Sports—5 Historical Notes

1) The 1971 ABA Floridians celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with special uniforms. The Floridians, an ABA team that played home games in Miami Beach, Tampa, and Jacksonville, did not wear green. They did wear black, magenta, and orange. And they celebrated … Continue reading

The Tale of the Dodgers’ Red Uniform Numbers and the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ home uniforms are a harmonious visual symphony of vibrant royal blue and crisp, clean white, punctuated by bold red uniform numbers. A 1989 Sports Illustrated article quoted former Dodgers pitcher Tommy John as saying “You know what makes … Continue reading

Branch Rickey Created the Cardinals Uniforms, Then Nearly Scrapped the Dodgers Script Uniforms.

Baseball executive Branch Rickey is, of course, famous for his role in signing Jackie Robinson to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. But he also famous for adding the “birds on bat” to the uniforms of the St. Louis Cardinals. Rickey, … Continue reading