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

1901-1920
 


 
1904 
 

An Old-English style “D” adorns the Detroit Tigers uniform for the first time in their history. More …  
     

 

 1906

  The New York Giants introduce the collarless jersey. More …
     

 

1907 

 

 

The Reading Red Roses of the Atlantic League are the first club known to experiment with uniform numbers. More …  
     
 

 

 1907

  The National League Boston Doves (later known as the Braves) don the first pinstriped uniforms of the 20th century. More …
     

 

1909 

 

The Chicago Cubs are the first club to wear uniforms with “military” or “standing” collars. More …  
     
 

 

 1909

  The Cuban Stars wear numbered uniforms. More …
     

 

1910 

 

Both big league clubs in Boston are the last major league teams to wear laced-front jerseys. More …  
     
 

 

 1912

  The New York Yankees first wear pinstriped uniforms. More …
     

 

1914 

 

The Federal League Buffalo Blues are the first major league team to adopt script lettering on their shirt front. More …  
     
 

 

 1916

  The National League Brooklyn and New York clubs wear checked uniforms. More …
     

 

1916 

 

The Cleveland Indians are the first major league club to wear uniform numbers. More …  
     
 

 

 1917

  Five major league teams adorn their uniforms with patriotic motifs. More …

 

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


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