Brown: 19th-century baseball uniform updates

From SABR member Craig Brown at Threads of our Game on November 1, 2019:

1896 Baltimore
There are two team photos of the 1896 Orioles wearing their classy road uniform. These photos were taken on the same day and within seconds of each other. But notice the little dog in the foreground. Since the animal did not move from one frame to the next, we can determine this toy dog was more toy than dog.

1896 Boston
Two years earlier, in 1894, Boston wore a monogram on their cap, the first team ever to do so. In 1896 they simplified matters and wore a single old-English “B.” Several good views to look at.

1896 Chicago
Chicago went all white in 1896, from stem to stern. Imagine how dirty this uniform got after a few spring games? Maybe that’s why they’re the Colts, not the White Stockings.

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Originally published: November 5, 2019. Last Updated: November 5, 2019.