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A uniform is a type of sportswear worn by baseball players, and sometimes by non-playing personnel such as managers and coaches. Modern uniforms have the names and uniform numbers of the players on them; color differences and insignia are mainly used to distinguish players from the two teams.

A uniform includes a shirt, pants, shoes, socks and cap, which all have details such as logos and colors.[1]

The first uniforms, worn by the New York Knickerbockers Baseball Club, were composed of blue woolen trousers, white flannel shirts and straw hats.[2] Since then, the uniform has changed dramatically, such as replacing straw hats with regular baseball caps and displaying the player's last name.

[edit] References

  1. Riles, Robert. American Chronicle.
  2. The history of the baseball uniform at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

[edit] Further Reading

  • Marc Okkonen: Baseball Uniforms of The 20th Century: The Official Major League Baseball Guide, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, NY, 1991. ISBN 978-0806984902
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