Brown: 19th-century baseball uniform database updates: 1888

From SABR member Craig Brown at Threads of our Game on March 30, 2016:

Opening Day is just around the corner. So, no better time than now to share with you some recent updates—from way back in 1887 and 1888:

1888 Athletic, Philadelphia
Quilted padding at the knees and hips were the new innovation in 1888. The Atheltics wore more padding than that. Click and see the far right rendering.
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1888 Baltimore
The year 1888 also introduced the blue uniform fad. See how Baltimore sung the blues this year, and not just because of their win-loss record.
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1888 Brooklyn
The 1888 Brooklyn team dressed fancy with their new red-checked unis—and they also went cheap-o with lace ties that weren’t long enough.
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1888 Chicago (NL)
The White Stockings became the Black Sox in 1888 (for different reasons than in 1919)—-and the Chicago faithful almost didn’t recognize their team on opening day.
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Originally published: April 1, 2016. Last Updated: April 1, 2016.