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

1921-1940
 


 
1922 
 

The St. Louis Cardinals first wear the birds-on-bat motif. More …  
     

 

 1927

  The Cardinals are the last major league club to wear the words “World Champions” on their jerseys. More …
     
1929 
 

 

 

The Cleveland Indians are the first major league club to wear uniform numbers on the back of their shirts. More …  
     

 

 1936

  The New York Yankees place the now-familiar interlocking “NY” logo on their shirt front. More …
     
1937 
 

 

The Chicago Cubs introduce the zipper-front jersey to big league uniforms. More …  
     

 

 1938

  The Dodgers adopt the script lettering that they still use today. More …
     
1938 
 

 

The American Association All-Stars wear satin uniforms under the lights. More …  
     

 

 1939

  All 16 major league clubs wear the “Baseball Centennial” patch. More …
     
1939 
 

 

In honor of the fatally ill Lou Gehrig, the New York Yankees become the first team to “retire” a player’s uniform number, Gehrig’s #4. More …  
     

 

 1940

  The Chicago Cubs introduce the sleeveless jersey. More …

 

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