Virtual Field Trip: American History Through Baseball Uniforms
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 1:00pm
Geared to students in grades 6-12 and their families, this educational program studies the history of baseball uniforms and how uniform changes often reflect key events in American history during the 20th and 21st centuries.
Students will learn about the early use of wool uniforms, the addition of a “Health” patch during World War II, the influence of color television on the appearance of uniforms, and the adoption of polyester as the fabric of choice over wool and flannel.
This program is free in part to our collaboration with CILC but registration is required.
An Athletics uniform featuring a white elephant on the left breast. (Milo Stewart Jr. / National Baseball Hall of Fame)