IntroductionParts of the UniformTimelineUniform DatabaseActivitiesCredits

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

1941-1960
 


 
1942-1945 
 

A patriotic patch is worn by every major league team in support of World War II. More …  
     

 

 1943

  Women in the newly formed All-American Girls Softball League wear uniforms featuring belted, short-sleeved tunic dresses. More …

   
1950 
 

The Pacific Coast League Hollywood Stars experiment with shorts instead of knee-length pants. More …  
     

 

 1951

  The Springfield Cubs become the first club to wear uniform numbers on the front of their jersey, with the Brooklyn Dodgers following suit in 1952. More …

   
1956 
 

In the wake of the “Second Red Scare,” the Cincinnati Reds remove the word “Reds” from their uniform. More …  
     

 

 1960

  The Chicago White Sox are the first team to identify players by placing names on the back of their jerseys. More …

 

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