IntroductionParts of the UniformTimelineUniform DatabaseActivitiesCredits

1849-1900 1901-1920 1921-1940 1941-1960 1961-1980 1981-today

1849-1900
 


 
1849 
 

The Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of  New York officially adopt uniforms: white flannel shirts, blue woolen pantaloons, and straw hats. More …  
     
 

 

 1868

  The Cincinnati Red Stockings are the first baseball club to wear knickers rather than pants. More …
     

 

1882 

 

The major leagues experiment with multi-colored uniforms that correspond to player positions. More …  
     
 

 

 1888

  Three major league teams become the first clubs to don pinstriped uniforms. More …
     

 

1889 

 

The Brooklyn Bridegrooms (also known as the Trolley-Dodgers) become the first big league club to wear checked uniforms. More …  
     
 

 

 1897

  The National League Boston Beaneaters are the last major league club to wear a shield-front jersey. More …

 

1849-1900 1901-1920 1921-1940 1941-1960 1961-1980 1981-today


Dressed to the Nines: A History of the Baseball Uniform
Introduction Parts of the Uniform Timeline
Uniform Database Activities Credits
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