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redsmetz
08-17-2006, 01:00 PM
I was reading about (and saw a clip of) the Pirates playing a game in Homestead Greys, Negro League uniforms. Both they and the Nats did that and the Mets were the NY Cubans and St. Louis was the Stars (I think).

I've seen some of the teams doing these vintage uniform days and I know the Red have done a couple. I can remember them doing a 70's one (ho hum) and maybe a 60's.

The question I put to the group is what Reds teams' uniforms would you like to see a Vintage Uniform day for? I'm leaning towards one of the Red and Blue numbers from the 20's or 30's, although I'm not necessarily advocating the Red pants (I seem to recall WOY giving some history on that).

Also, what Negro League team would you select if we did a game honoring them?

Here's one:

http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/exhibits/online_exhibits/dressed_to_the_nines/images/nl_1936_cincinnati.gif

You can check out the uniforms yourself at the Hall of Fame:

http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/exhibits/online_exhibits/dressed_to_the_nines/database.htm

dabvu2498
08-17-2006, 01:04 PM
1936 Cincinnati Tigers

http://www.indstate.edu/athletics/Fame/Bibbs2.jpg (http://www.indstate.edu/athletics/Fame/Bibbs2.jpg)

westofyou
08-17-2006, 01:04 PM
Also, what Negro League team would you select if we did a game honoring them?
Cincinnati Buckeyes Negro American League 1942

http://www.negroleaguebaseball.com/photos/clevss_thumb.jpg

justincredible
08-17-2006, 01:06 PM
1911
http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/exhibits/online_exhibits/dressed_to_the_nines/images/nl_1911_cincinnati.gif

1939-1946
http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/exhibits/online_exhibits/dressed_to_the_nines/images/nl_1946_cincinnati.gif

1956
http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/exhibits/online_exhibits/dressed_to_the_nines/images/nl_1956_cincinnati.gif
specifically the away uniform...

BuckWoody
08-17-2006, 01:08 PM
Cincinnati Buckeyes Negro American League 1942

http://www.negroleaguebaseball.com/photos/clevss_thumb.jpg
The Reds once played in a throwback game with Cincinnati Buckeyes uniforms on. It was against the Tigers, iirc...maybe not. There is one of the uniforms they wore in the Hof/Museum.

I'm all for a "retro" style uniform design but the one thing I really wish they would do away with is the pajama pants look. Show some stockings for goodness sake. After all, aren't they called the Reds because of the color of their stockings? :)

Puffy
08-17-2006, 01:11 PM
RFS would be a good guy to weigh in on this thread. After all, he's been alive thru all the different variations.

westofyou
08-17-2006, 01:12 PM
The Reds once played in a throwback game with Cincinnati Buckeyes uniforms on. It was against the Tigers, iirc...maybe not. There is one of the uniforms they wore in the Hof/Museum.

I'm all for a "retro" style uniform design but the one thing I really wish they would do away with is the pajama pants look. Show some stockings for goodness sake. After all, aren't they called the Reds because of the color of their stockings? :)
1999

Also the Tigers did this after

The Tigers and Indians turned back the clock and wore the uniforms of the Detroit Stars and Cleveland Buckeyes, respectively, on Saturday, August 6th. Five players were honored before the game: Harold "Bebop" Gordon, Gene Johnson, Melvin Duncan, Marvin Jones and Cecil Kaiser.

The family of late great Star Norman "Turkey" Stearnes was shown attending the game.

http://www.deadballart.com/redszone/negro.jpg

BuckWoody
08-17-2006, 01:24 PM
1999

Also the Tigers did this after

The Tigers and Indians turned back the clock and wore the uniforms of the Detroit Stars and Cleveland Buckeyes, respectively, on Saturday, August 6th. Five players were honored before the game: Harold "Bebop" Gordon, Gene Johnson, Melvin Duncan, Marvin Jones and Cecil Kaiser.

The family of late great Star Norman "Turkey" Stearnes was shown attending the game.
I found the game I was talking about WoY. It was in 1998 and I was actually at the game so I thought I had remembered it right. I e-mailed a buddy to see if he might have some photos we took of it.

from the Cincinnati Post: (http://www.cincypost.com/sports/1998/rednot062798.html)
TRIBUTE - Television viewers might be in for an initial surprise when they tune in tonight. As part of a Negro League celebration, the Reds will be wearing the old Cincinnati Buckeyes uniforms, while the Tigers will be wearing Detroit Stars uniforms.
Publication date: 06-27-98

Chip R
08-17-2006, 01:26 PM
I found the game I was talking about WoY. It was in 1998 and I was actually at the game so I thought I had remembered it right. I e-mailed a buddy to see if he might have some photos we took of it.

from the Cincinnati Post: (http://www.cincypost.com/sports/1998/rednot062798.html)

I have a tape of that game.

westofyou
08-17-2006, 01:28 PM
I have a tape of that game.
me too... GM eh?

Roy Tucker
08-17-2006, 01:35 PM
1936 Cincinnati Tigers

http://www.indstate.edu/athletics/Fame/Bibbs2.jpg (http://www.indstate.edu/athletics/Fame/Bibbs2.jpg)

http://www.nlbpa.com/cincinnati_tigers.html

BuckWoody
08-17-2006, 01:38 PM
I have a tape of that game.
Can you see me in it? I'd be the guy in the Reds cap drinking a beer down the first base line. ;)

ochre
08-17-2006, 01:54 PM
I'd go regional and do the Dayton Marcos:

The Dayton Marcos were a Negro League baseball team that is now defunct along with the Negro League. They were based from Dayton, Ohio.

The Dayton Marcos history does go back farther than the Negro League though. As an independent team and also in the Ohio-Indiana League, they played black and white teams all over the country throughout the 1910s.

According to the Negro League Baseball Players Association Website, old newspaper accounts and fading memories are the only sources of information on the Marcos [1] even as they burst into the Negro League. They played in the then newly formed Negro National League, which was formed by Rube Foster. The Marcos were one of those first eight teams to play in the first Negro League to survive a full season.

During this time, the Marcos did play against some heavy competition, including that of Satchel Paige.

Dayton left the league after one year and a last place finish, and played independently until the mid 20s. They then rejoined briefly for part of 1925, when they finished in second-to-last and left the league once again. Although, they were a significant part of Dayton sports history, too little is known about them to factor them in too highly.

The Marcos survived until the Second World War. Dayton did not have a baseball team again until 2000 when the Dayton Dragons formed.
http://www.sportsindayton.com/images/daytonmarcosteam1920.jpg

44Magnum
08-17-2006, 01:55 PM
I like the 36 uni's with the red pants.

westofyou
08-17-2006, 01:56 PM
I like the 36 uni's with the red pants.
IIRC they wore those pants only during night games, in an experiment that they looked better under the lights.

The Braves tried silk uniforms in the late 40's for the same reason.

Johnny Footstool
08-17-2006, 02:02 PM
I like the '56 unis, but with a newer running man logo instead of "Mr. Old Timey Baseball Face."

Chip R
08-17-2006, 02:02 PM
Can you see me in it? I'd be the guy in the Reds cap drinking a beer down the first base line. ;)

That was you?! Boy, were you drunk. ;)

redsmetz
08-17-2006, 02:03 PM
I'd go regional and do the Dayton Marcos:

I thought about that and I would like that idea. Make it Dayton night or something. Essentially the Pirates did that with the Homestead team, although they did play at Forbes Field at times.

justincredible
08-17-2006, 02:10 PM
I like the '56 unis, but with a newer running man logo instead of "Mr. Old Timey Baseball Face."

I actually like the older logo like the one on the '56 uni. I really like the current one and think its the best logo in baseball but there is just something about the vintage one.

RANDY IN INDY
08-17-2006, 02:47 PM
IIRC they wore those pants only during night games, in an experiment that they looked better under the lights.

Dubbed the "Palm Beach" uniform.

westofyou
08-17-2006, 02:54 PM
Dubbed the "Palm Beach" uniform.
MacPhail probably dreamed that up after a few highballs in Palm Beach.

Johnny Footstool
08-17-2006, 05:30 PM
I actually like the older logo like the one on the '56 uni. I really like the current one and think its the best logo in baseball but there is just something about the vintage one.

I used to like Mr. Old Timey Moustache Face until I ordered a t-shirt with him on it. When you look closely, you notice the image they used for the shirt makes all his teeth look like vampire fangs. It's quite horrifying.

RedsBaron
08-17-2006, 05:35 PM
RFS would be a good guy to weigh in on this thread. After all, he's been alive thru all the different variations.
I dunno-he will probably start telling us how Bid McPhee looked when he saw McPhee play.

gm
08-18-2006, 01:49 AM
I have a tape of that game.

A ver-ry poor quality VHS tape (IIRC, my VCR was having "issues")

Just bring back the '69-71 uniforms, full time. And (this one's for 15fan...) only allow the players to wear black shoes

redsmetz
08-18-2006, 06:20 AM
Dubbed the "Palm Beach" uniform.

Here's a little blurb from baseball-almanac.com


The Cincinnati Reds introduced night baseball in 1935 and in the following year they commissioned the Goldsmith Company to produce a special uniform for occasional game use in 1936 and 1937. It is not clear what inspired this so-called "Palm Beach” version (possibly, it was the advent of baseball under the arc lights) but it presented some interesting departures from long standing Reds’ uniform tradition. In place of the standard C-REDS logo, the name REDS appeared in the now-fashionable red script lettering on the left breast. And the real shocker was the combination of white jersey and BRIGHT RED pants, which was only one version of the new Palm Beach emsemble.

Interestingly, the same article see (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/articles/uniforms.shtml) noted that in 1937, the Dodgers wore Green Uniforms (and only for that one season).

http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/exhibits/online_exhibits/dressed_to_the_nines/images/nl_1937_brooklyn.gif

RANDY IN INDY
08-18-2006, 09:36 AM
A ver-ry poor quality VHS tape (IIRC, my VCR was having "issues")

Just bring back the '69-71 uniforms, full time. And (this one's for 15fan...) only allow the players to wear black shoes

Those of us who favor those uniforms should put that in writing to Mr. Castelini.

Yachtzee
08-18-2006, 09:56 AM
Those of us who favor those uniforms should put that in writing to Mr. Castelini.

Count me in.

Chip R
08-18-2006, 10:05 AM
A ver-ry poor quality VHS tape (IIRC, my VCR was having "issues")

Just bring back the '69-71 uniforms, full time. And (this one's for 15fan...) only allow the players to wear black shoes

Oh yeah, you taped it for me. I thought it was someone else. But now that I remember it had to be you cause it was the DET feed.

I agree about the unis. Either those or the mid-late 90s ones.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
08-18-2006, 11:27 AM
How bout these for next year!
3948

Puffy
08-18-2006, 11:46 AM
I dunno-he will probably start telling us how Bid McPhee looked when he saw McPhee play.

And Noodles Hahn - RFS loves him some Noodles.