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How well do you know the history of baseball uniforms? How well do you know geography? This fun activity will put your knowledge of both subjects to the test. The yellow dots on the map below represent cities that are homes to major league clubs. Some dots correspond to two clubs, when both teams are located close to one another, such as the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants, or the Los Angeles Dodgers and Anaheim Angels (formerly known as the Los Angeles Angels and California Angels). Your job is to read each clue, guess the club described, then match the city of the club to its location on the map. For example, the answer to clue #1 below is “The 1942 St. Louis Cardinals.” Since St. Louis is represented on the map by yellow dot “W,” the correct answer is “W.” Note that some of the answers may correspond to clubs that no longer exist or have since moved, but that at one time played in the city corresponding to the letter. Remember, there are four pairs of clubs that share the same location, so some letters will be repeated as answers.

Answer:  Clue: 
1) This was the first big league club to don the image of a bird on its cap.
2) This was the first major league club to have worn horizontal stripes on its jersey. Hint
3) This was the first National League club to wear colored “sanitary” stockings. Hint
4) This was the first major league club to place an image of its team nickname on its uniform cap. Hint
5) This was the first big league club to wear an armband in memory of a female team owner. Hint
6) This club was the first in the major leagues to wear the image of a reptile on its cap. Hint
7) In memory of those who lost their lives in the Loma Prieta earthquake, these clubs wore black armbands for the final two games of the 1989 World Series. Hint
8) Along with the Detroit Tigers, this was the first American League club to wear striped stockings. Hint
9) This club was the first in the major leagues to wear numbers on its uniform. Hint
10) This was the first National League club to wear the single letter “A” on its cap. Hint
11) This was the first major league club to wear white shoes. Hint
12) This was the first major league club to retire uniform number “42.” Hint
13) This was the first club in the major leagues to wear a special commemorative patch, celebrating its World Championship of the previous season. Hint
14) This was the last major league club to wear pull-over jerseys. Hint
15) This was the last big league club to wear a zipper-front jersey. Hint
16) This is the only club to honor the memory of an athlete from another sport by wearing his uniform number on its jersey sleeve. Hint
17) This club, which debuted in its new host city in 1972 wearing double-knit uniforms, was the first major league team to have never worn flannel uniforms. Hint
18) This club wore gold braids on the bill of its cap. Hint
19) This club added pinstripes to its home uniform in 1987 and won the World Series the same year. Hint
20) This 1993 expansion club made its home debut in purple pinstripes. Hint
21) These two clubs, both from the same city, were the last in the major leagues to wear lace-front jerseys. Hint
22) The Seattle Mariners and this club are the only American League teams to have never retired the uniform number of a former club player. Hint
23) The Atlanta Braves and this club are the only big league teams to have retired Hank Aaron’s uniform number “44.” Hint
24) The Florida Marlins and this club are the only big league teams with the image of a fish on their cap. Hint
25) This was the last major league club to wear a uniform without lettering or graphic imagery of any kind. Hint
26) This club last wore a halo on the crown of its cap in 1970. Hint
27) This club last wore a home uniform without pinstripes in 1914. Hint
28) This club introduced double-knit uniforms to the major leagues in 1970. Hint
29) In 1993, the Cincinnati Reds and this club donned sleeveless jerseys, the first big league clubs to do so since the 1971 Oakland A’s. Hint
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