I love doubleheaders. That way I get to keep my uniform on longer.
I guess that uniform is made of wool. Musta been sweatier than can be in August.
Good observation! I hadn’t noticed, but you’re right. I’ve always wondered how those guy could stand that, or how back in the day the fans could withstand showing up to the ballpark all dressed up. Just having to wear long pants in August, even if they’re just cotton, can be miserable.
I’m not sure about the accuracy in this, but a guy I worked for told me that Ken Slngleton, when he was playing for the Expos had some nasty skin reaction to wool. I think he was allergic and so the team experimented with polyester or cotton uniforms or some other material not wool. This woulda been in the early to mid 1970’s and according to Earl (he was my boss), that’s the origin of the uniform switch from wool to cotton.
It wouldn’t surprise me if this were true! It’s often something unexpected that leads to these kinds of changes. I once read that the reason the Yankees wear pinstripes was that they wanted to make Babe Ruth appear slimmer.
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