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    Frank Robinson in his "bowling uniform"

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    Re: Frank Robinson in his "bowling uniform"

    http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8477/...a0ea10f5_o.png

    I might add, those uniforms are "sweet." Love the way they used to wear the windbreakers under the vests!
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    Re: Frank Robinson in his "bowling uniform"

    Cool. Thanks for posting. Those are really stylish -- but it looks like it would be a little toasty in there...
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    Re: Frank Robinson in his "bowling uniform"

    I think they used to wear those windbreakers under the uniforms in ST back in the day; you see that look a lot on old baseball cards.

    Not unusual for guys to come into camp overweight, and use the entire training camp for getting back into ballplaying shape.

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    Re: Frank Robinson in his "bowling uniform"

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    I think they used to wear those windbreakers under the uniforms in ST back in the day; you see that look a lot on old baseball cards.

    Not unusual for guys to come into camp overweight, and use the entire training camp for getting back into ballplaying shape.
    Growing up in Deer Park where I went to St. John's, it wasn't unusual in the winter to have some kid say at school that their dad had been up at school playing basketball with some Red player or another. Usually one of the black players (I recall Pinson and Robinson in particular) since many of them lived in Kennedy Heights or Silverton, both suburbs where blacks lived.
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    Re: Frank Robinson in his "bowling uniform"

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    Growing up in Deer Park where I went to St. John's, it wasn't unusual in the winter to have some kid say at school that their dad had been up at school playing basketball with some Red player or another. Usually one of the black players (I recall Pinson and Robinson in particular) since many of them lived in Kennedy Heights or Silverton, both suburbs where blacks lived.
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    Re: Frank Robinson in his "bowling uniform"

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    I think they used to wear those windbreakers under the uniforms in ST back in the day; you see that look a lot on old baseball cards.

    Not unusual for guys to come into camp overweight, and use the entire training camp for getting back into ballplaying shape.
    That is precisely the reason. They used to wear those "rubber tops" that were an ugly greyish green color under the jerseys. A lot of wrestlers wore those things to lose weight when I was in High School.

    The windbreakers did look kinda cool on the baseball cards.
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    Happy Birthday Joe!
    Same here!
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    Re: Frank Robinson in his "bowling uniform"

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
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    Happy Birthday, young man!

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    Re: Frank Robinson in his "bowling uniform"

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN INDY View Post
    The windbreakers did look kinda cool on the baseball cards.
    I hated it, Randy! In my annual youthful trek to get the entire Topps set (one pack at a time) those windbreaker shots bothered me. It just looked "wrong" to me as a kid. As an adult it looks beyond "dorky" to me (like the uniform for the Tri Lambda softball team).

    The only thing worse than the windbreaker... the painted-on hat. For those too young to know what this means... sometimes a player would get traded and Topps would not have a picture of that player in his new uniform. They would paint that new team's hat on that player. This was before photoshop and all that crap, so it was very obvious that it was a "paint job" (as my friends and I called it lol).

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    Re: Frank Robinson in his "bowling uniform"

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
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    That is a neat photo. Joe Garagiola in it to boot.
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    Re: Frank Robinson in his "bowling uniform"

    I met Frank Robby twice as a kid and both times he refused to give me an autograph.Pinson on the other hand was one of the nicest players I have ever met.
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