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1950 Hollywood Stars (AAA / PCL) Uniforms I thought this might be interesting to some.


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I was doing some digging looking for pictures of the Wrigley Field in LA when I cam across this site - https://waterandpower.org/museum/Baseball_in_Early_LA_Page_1.html

 

While there I found some rather interesting pictures of the 1950 Hollywood Stars and their rather unique uniforms. This was quite a long time before the White Sox did the same thing and I thought site might like to see this.

 

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The Stars had the dubious distinction of being the first team to replace the traditional bloused baseball trousers and stirrup socks with shorts and long socks in 1950. The theory was that players could run faster in this gear than in the baggy wool or cotton flannel uniforms of the day. The new uniforms resembling those worn by female softball players were "too Hollywood" even for Hollywood, as well as being very tough on the legs when sliding. They were soon replaced.

 

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(1950)* - Here, after hitting a home run, Frank Kelleher gets a congratulatory handshake from Herb Gorman. The stylish but impractical shorts lasted only a few seasons.

 

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(1950)* - Buddy Hicks, Hollywood, is nipped at first in a close play in yesterday's first game as the Stars beat San Diego in a double header. Jack Graham is the Padre first sacker.

 

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(1950)*^* - Jim Baxes batting during Hollywood Stars vs. San Francisco Seals game.

 

 

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What’s odd to me is that the shorts were pinstriped and the jerseys weren’t. 

 

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I agree they don’t look good, but it’s an interesting experiment. 

 

As for being “tough on the legs when sliding”, suck it up, fellas. Women had been doing it for the better part of a decade by this point. 😁

 

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