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RANDY IN INDY
08-13-2009, 10:05 AM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0908/mlb.remember.when.baseball.uniforms/content.7.html

Looks like it must have been in 1955 as that is the only year they wore that particular cap.

nate
08-13-2009, 10:11 AM
Awesome pic, Randy.

Chip R
08-13-2009, 10:13 AM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0908/mlb.remember.when.baseball.uniforms/content.7.html

Looks like it must have been in 1955 as that is the only year they wore that particular cap.


I remember several years ago people gave Deion Sanders crap about adjusting the sleeves on his uniform to make them somewhat shorter. I wonder what folks would say about Klu if he were playing and did that these days?

RANDY IN INDY
08-13-2009, 10:19 AM
For Klu, it was function over style. Deion was stylin' and giving props to Jackie Robinson, if I remember correctly.

RANDY IN INDY
08-13-2009, 10:26 AM
I have heard tales that MLB wasn't crazy about big Ted cutting off his sleeves, but then again, I don't think they wanted to argue with those biceps.

BCubb2003
08-13-2009, 10:27 AM
It's hard to believe, but Big Klu was smaller than Scott Rolen.

George Anderson
08-13-2009, 10:30 AM
I went to ST in the late 70's and will never forget walking up to Klu and getting his autograph. The man was an absolute monster.

I remember seeing pics of him and Bench arm wrestling in the locker room. I can't see anyway JB coulda beat Klu.

RichRed
08-13-2009, 10:30 AM
Great photo, Randy. I always love reading about Big Klu.

RedsBaron
08-13-2009, 10:32 AM
I have heard tales that MLB wasn't crazy about big Ted cutting off his sleeves, but then again, I don't think they wanted to argue with those biceps.

Good point, and great photo. :thumbup:

RedsManRick
08-13-2009, 10:35 AM
Those are some interesting uni's in general. They look like flannel pajamas with a belt.

UKFlounder
08-13-2009, 10:36 AM
It's a shame the Reds are now so Klu-less...

(but great picture - thanks for posting it)

Cyclone792
08-13-2009, 10:39 AM
Excellent picture. It's rare to get a color photo with that type of detail from that time period, and that makes this photo all the more better.

westofyou
08-13-2009, 10:54 AM
http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0908/mlb.remember.when.baseball.uniforms/images/ted-kluszewski-arms.jpg

RANDY IN INDY
08-13-2009, 11:01 AM
Those are some interesting uni's in general. They look like flannel pajamas with a belt.

I'd like to see C.C. Sabathia and Prince Fielder in that type of uni. On second thought................nahhhh.;)

Can you imagine playing in the middle of the summer in wool flannel? That had to be tough. I have never figured out how they got them clean from day to day. Being wool, you would think that they had to send them out to be dry cleaned.

Chip R
08-13-2009, 11:05 AM
The Reds could sell tickets to the game and to the gun show when Klu played.

Stormy
08-13-2009, 11:15 AM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0908/mlb.remember.when.baseball.uniforms/content.7.html

Looks like it must have been in 1955 as that is the only year they wore that particular cap.

Thanks, Randy. That's a great photo.

traderumor
08-13-2009, 11:19 AM
He should have been swinging 5 bats for full effect :D

BRM
08-13-2009, 11:51 AM
It's hard to believe, but Big Klu was smaller than Scott Rolen.

No kidding. According to BR:

Klu: 6-2, 225

Rolen: 6-4, 240

RANDY IN INDY
08-13-2009, 12:18 PM
In that period, Boog Powell and Willie McCovey were giants at 6' 4" and Frank Howard, at 6' 7", was just crazy big and a freak.

Chip R
08-13-2009, 12:27 PM
In that period, Boog Powell and Willie McCovey were giants at 6' 4" and Frank Howard, at 6' 7", was just crazy big and a freak.


Saw Howard at the SABR convention in D.C. Huge guy and looks like he's still in his 60s.

MrCinatit
08-13-2009, 04:21 PM
My dad said he saw a game where a brawl broke out between the Reds and the Giants. Klu, playing the peacekeeper, held back three Giants. By himself. For several minutes.

GAC
08-13-2009, 06:39 PM
I went to ST in the late 70's and will never forget walking up to Klu and getting his autograph. The man was an absolute monster.

I met Lee May a couple years back, who was one of my fav Reds, and was impressed at the shape the guy was still in. And when he shook my hand he almost crushed it.

Highlifeman21
08-13-2009, 11:57 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0908/mlb.remember.when.baseball.uniforms/content.7.html

Looks like it must have been in 1955 as that is the only year they wore that particular cap.

That's a pretty sweet cap.

And I wish I had Klu's guns.

RANDY IN INDY
08-14-2009, 08:58 AM
I have one of those caps and it's one of my favorites. Got it several years back. Made by a company that no longer makes caps, Roman Pro, out of Massachusetts. Nice leather sweatband. Great cap.

On the second part, I don't have guns like that.:laugh:

George Anderson
08-14-2009, 10:08 AM
I have one of those caps and it's one of my favorites. Got it several years back. Made by a company that no longer makes caps, Roman Pro, out of Massachusetts. Nice leather sweatband. Great cap.

On the second part, I don't have guns like that.:laugh:

Yea that is a cool cap.....I don't think they wore that style for very long.

RANDY IN INDY
08-14-2009, 11:14 AM
Only 1 season. It was the year before they broke out the Red caps and uniforms with the vests.

http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=NL&city=Cincinnati&lowYear=1954&highYear=1971&sort=year&increment=9