Baseball is the summer game. No time limit, as the sun sets and lights come up over the field. For the most part it’s non contact, unless sliding to the base or plate. Early uniforms were mostly the same size, no matter the size of the player, grey for road trips without laundry close at hand, white for home. Peaked caps shaded the eyes from glare. Only the catcher and home plate umpire wear super protective gear. Early uniforms were heavy woolens the first “shiny” uniform was for the first even game with lights in Brooklyn. The button front placket is the classic look, but variations with polyester pullovers and zipper fronts coming and going over the years.

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