What happens to the game-used uniforms of a Major League baseball club after the season ends? These days they are authenticated (under the MLB Authentication Program) and are often sold or offered at auction. The New York Yankees’ uniforms traveled a very different route after the 1914 season. The team donated their uniforms to the inmates league at Sing Sing Prison.
After the club found a good home for their old uniforms they decided to make some uniform changes for the 1915 season.
1914 would mark the last season that the Yankees’ home uniforms did not feature pinstripes. 1914 also represents the last season that the club wore their interlocking “NY” on their road jerseys. The team’s 1915 home uniforms still utilized the interlocking “NY,” but it was now set against a field of navy blue pinstripes—a look quite familiar nearly a century later.
While the new road uniforms were quite creative, blue, red, and green pinstripes proved to be but a passing fad for the team.