#Shortstops: Look Good, Play Good
From wool numberless jerseys worn by greats such as Ty Cobb and Cy Young, to the unique 1976 White Sox uniforms with shorts; and from the Houston Astros ‘Tequila Sunrise’ jerseys to the trailblazing swagger of Ken Griffey Jr. wearing his iconic backwards Mariners cap during a Home Run Derby victory – baseball has been a microcosm for eras of fashion since the late 1800s.
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Hundreds of uniform designs have debuted on the diamond. Some clubs have been sporting the same attire for decades such as the Yankees, Dodgers and Tigers; and others are not afraid to branch out with new designs seemingly on an annual basis such as the Diamondbacks, Marlins and Astros.
A program that all 30 pro ball clubs will participate in over these next few years is the integration of a ‘City Connect’ jersey. With Nike’s recent $1 billion jersey sponsorship with the MLB, teams are thinking outside the (batter’s) box. Nike and MLB have worked together to create a uniform that personifies and represents the community.
Conor Chesterman is a 2022 membership intern in the Hall of Fame’s Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development