Neyer: When a baseball team wore its strike zone

From SABR member Rob Neyer at Baseball Nation on September 13, 2013:

You know what people love to write about? Ugly baseball uniforms. C’mon, ‘fess up … You’ve done it, haven’t you? Writing about ugly baseball uniforms — okay, and reading about ugly baseball uniforms — is fun. And easy! Because they’re all out there on the Internet somewhere, plus we’ve got Uni Watch as our trusted guide.

If you really wanna get wild, though, you gotta check out the minor leagues. For example, last spring I wrote about some truly atrocious togs worn by the Tucson Toros in 1980. And of course there were the shorts-wearing Hollywood Stars, and by the way I’ll really be impressed with Magic Johnson if he brings back the shorts for a throwback game.

But until this morning, I’d completely forgotten about this bizarre experiment, brought to you by the Denver Bears in 1952 …

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Originally published: September 13, 2013. Last Updated: September 13, 2013.