This day in baseball: Plaid is the new pinstripe

In a game against Philadelphia on April 12, 1916, the New York Giants debuted their new, purple plaid uniforms.  The Giants lost the game 5-4, and this fashion disaster ended when the season ended.

George Kelly in the 1916 New York Giants uniform (baseballhalloffame.org)

George Kelly in the 1916 New York Giants uniform (baseballhalloffame.org)


2 Comments on “This day in baseball: Plaid is the new pinstripe”

  1. steve says:

    i cheated and looked up Giants on b-ref and they won 86 games in 1916 and so 86 takes on new meaning now… cause they 86’d those grimace purple threads; probably the last purples until the d-backs decades later or no, I forgot about the twins all those years.


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