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"Decades Before Jackie"(Waller Irvin & Emmett Parker, New York Giants trainers in 1923)

Here’s one of the photos that I provided for today’s lead story on Uni Watch (with writer/Uni Watch creator Paul Lukas): link: Uni Watch (4/15/2014) - “Decades Before Jackie”. The story is about the black trainers of early MLB, many of whom wore at least part of the team uniform years before Jackie Robinson did on this day in 1947 (albeit in a different capacity of course). So click over to Uni Watch and check out the story & photos that give us a glimpse into an otherwise largely forgotten chapter of baseball history.

"Decades Before Jackie"
(Waller Irvin & Emmett Parker, New York Giants trainers in 1923)

Here’s one of the photos that I provided for today’s lead story on Uni Watch (with writer/Uni Watch creator Paul Lukas): link: Uni Watch (4/15/2014) - “Decades Before Jackie”. The story is about the black trainers of early MLB, many of whom wore at least part of the team uniform years before Jackie Robinson did on this day in 1947 (albeit in a different capacity of course). So click over to Uni Watch and check out the story & photos that give us a glimpse into an otherwise largely forgotten chapter of baseball history.

1926 Schmelzer’s Baseball Glove Catalog Ad
Featuring the 1926 St. Louis Cardinals & N.Y. Yankees TeamsFrom the collection of Uni Watch’s Paul Lukas: Uni Watch Library Update: Some New (Old) Catalogs.

1926 Schmelzer’s Baseball Glove Catalog Ad
Featuring the 1926 St. Louis Cardinals & N.Y. Yankees Teams
From the collection of Uni Watch’s Paul Lukas: Uni Watch Library Update: Some New (Old) Catalogs.

Uni Watch: There’s No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 48Good stuff on Uni Watch today, with the lede from yours truly (thanks Paul!). Go here to check it out: There’s No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 48

Uni Watch: There’s No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 48
Good stuff on Uni Watch today, with the lede from yours truly (thanks Paul!). Go here to check it out: There’s No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 48

1915 Opening Game Base Ball Season Panoramic Pt.2
Vancouver Beavers vs Victoria Bees - Northwestern LeagueHere’s the last pic from the Uni Watch story…

1915 Opening Game Base Ball Season Panoramic Pt.2
Vancouver Beavers vs Victoria Bees - Northwestern League
Here’s the last pic from the Uni Watch story…

1913 Northwestern League Pennant Day Panoramic Pt.2
Tacoma Tigers vs. Vancouver Beavers - Vancouver B.C. - June 10, 1914Here’s another new panoramic that was also featured this weekend on Uni Watch 11/2/2013. It shows the same pregame ceremony, this time from the home plate point-of-view.

1913 Northwestern League Pennant Day Panoramic Pt.2
Tacoma Tigers vs. Vancouver Beavers - Vancouver B.C. - June 10, 1914
Here’s another new panoramic that was also featured this weekend on Uni Watch 11/2/2013. It shows the same pregame ceremony, this time from the home plate point-of-view.

1913 Northwestern League Pennant Day Panoramic
Tacoma Tigers vs. Vancouver Beavers - Vancouver B.C. - June 10, 1914Here’s a new panoramic that was featured today on Uni Watch here: Uni Watch 11/2/13 - Too Good For The Ticker. It shows the Pennant Day Ceremonies for the 1913 Northwestern League Champion Vancouver Beavers. To see it full-sized, go here: Pennant Day Panoramic (10,046 x 1,546)

1913 Northwestern League Pennant Day Panoramic
Tacoma Tigers vs. Vancouver Beavers - Vancouver B.C. - June 10, 1914
Here’s a new panoramic that was featured today on Uni Watch here: Uni Watch 11/2/13 - Too Good For The Ticker. It shows the Pennant Day Ceremonies for the 1913 Northwestern League Champion Vancouver Beavers. To see it full-sized, go here: Pennant Day Panoramic (10,046 x 1,546)

1918 Tacoma Tigers Team (In Color)Today’s post comes from across the pond in the UK. It’s a colorization of my recent edit of the ‘18 Tigers, done by George Chilvers and is featured on today’s Uni Watch - Colorize This! section. Tremendous work George, Cheers! ~B

1918 Tacoma Tigers Team (In Color)
Today’s post comes from across the pond in the UK. It’s a colorization of my recent edit of the ‘18 Tigers, done by George Chilvers and is featured on today’s Uni Watch - Colorize This! section. Tremendous work George, Cheers! ~B

1932 Vancouver Old Timers Baseball Team
Vancouver B.C. - August 11, 1932Here’s the last one I’ll post from the Uni Watch article. There’s quite a few vintage major league uniforms in this incredible photo, including the Braves, Yankees, Cubs and Indians (Phillies too?).

1932 Vancouver Old Timers Baseball Team
Vancouver B.C. - August 11, 1932
Here’s the last one I’ll post from the Uni Watch article. There’s quite a few vintage major league uniforms in this incredible photo, including the Braves, Yankees, Cubs and Indians (Phillies too?).

1920 Vancouver Beavers TeamThe 1920 version of the Beavers featured some sweet monochrome uniforms. I’m not sure of the color, but they’re probably navy blue.

1920 Vancouver Beavers Team
The 1920 version of the Beavers featured some sweet monochrome uniforms. I’m not sure of the color, but they’re probably navy blue.

1918 Vancouver Beavers TeamHere’s another gem from the old days of the Pacific Coast International League (PCIL).

1918 Vancouver Beavers Team
Here’s another gem from the old days of the Pacific Coast International League (PCIL).

1918 Tacoma Tigers TeamThe ’18 Tigers played in the old Pacific Coast International League. I don’t know what’s better, their uniforms or those amazing outfield wall ad signs behind them.

1918 Tacoma Tigers Team
The ’18 Tigers played in the old Pacific Coast International League. I don’t know what’s better, their uniforms or those amazing outfield wall ad signs behind them.

1917 Arnold & Quigly Baseball TeamAnother one from “Vancouver Baseball - Treasures Uncovered by BSmile”

1917 Arnold & Quigly Baseball Team
Another one from “Vancouver Baseball - Treasures Uncovered by BSmile

1915 Opening Game Base Ball Season Panoramic
Vancouver Beavers vs Victoria Bees - Northwestern LeagueHere’s a giant panoramic for everyone…and it’s part of the lede story that I wrote for Uni Watch today. You check it out here: “Vancouver Baseball - Treasures Uncovered by BSmile”

1915 Opening Game Base Ball Season Panoramic
Vancouver Beavers vs Victoria Bees - Northwestern League
Here’s a giant panoramic for everyone…and it’s part of the lede story that I wrote for Uni Watch today. You check it out here: “Vancouver Baseball - Treasures Uncovered by BSmile

Babe Ruth Retires To St. Petersburg
Willard Mullin Illustration - December 1935Today’s post originates from the brilliant illustrator Willard Mullin (via Paul Lukas and today’s Uni Watch blog, check it out here: Uni Watch Book Club: ‘Willard Mullin’s Golden Age of Baseball’).

Babe Ruth Retires To St. Petersburg
Willard Mullin Illustration - December 1935
Today’s post originates from the brilliant illustrator Willard Mullin (via Paul Lukas and today’s Uni Watch blog, check it out here: Uni Watch Book Club: ‘Willard Mullin’s Golden Age of Baseball’).

1940 “20th Century Fox Base Ball Club”Not sure who the guys are. Maybe lower level actors, movie crew guys…executives perhaps? Anyways, absolutely killer jerseys and striped socks!

1940 “20th Century Fox Base Ball Club”
Not sure who the guys are. Maybe lower level actors, movie crew guys…executives perhaps? Anyways, absolutely killer jerseys and striped socks!