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Hank Aaron’s Career Uniforms

January 22, 2021 - 19:30 PM

“Hammerin’ Hank” Henry Louis Aaron died earlier today. Aaron was 86. His resume speaks for itself, Aaron finished with 755 home runs in his 23-year Major League career shattering Babe Ruth’s long-thought unsurpassable all-time home run record. For the past 23 years, the league has presented its annual Hank Aaron

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And, of course, the Hammer finished with the strongest. 😛

 

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minor quibble, though - in addition to being too small, those aren’t the right numbers.  Those are the Brewers’ post-1987 version, the originals had an angled left edge. 
 

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Hank missed the 90-degree angle by about a decade. 
 

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My minor quibbles are with the 1969 home uniform.  The graphic makes it look like the jersey has placket piping (which may just be how the template is designed, though the 1971 road jersey doesn't show piping).  However, that was not the case.

 

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The graphic also shows a red billed cap.  However, the Braves were solid navy caps with their home and road uniforms then.

 

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9 hours ago, the admiral said:

The Braves sure had a lot of bad uniforms between the uniform, didn't they. It's almost as bad a run as the White Sox had.

 

The mothership summary doesn't show the worst of it.

 

1977 Home --

 

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. . . and the road version, modeled by manager Ted Turner --

 

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Imagine someone today playing for over 20 years for two different franchises, one of which relocates and having such a small array of uniforms.  Nowadays this is nocked out with a couple of September call ups. 

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On 1/27/2021 at 9:27 PM, the admiral said:

The Braves sure had a lot of bad uniforms between the uniform, didn't they. It's almost as bad a run as the White Sox had.


I wouldn't quite put it on that level.  The White Sox managed to be a next level of bad even amongst the Pirates, Orioles, etc. (The A's were garish too, but that was charmingly on brand for them.) At least the Braves don't have to have their glory years associated with those less than flattering unis; save for Hank's #715; and I actually kind of like that one.

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On 1/24/2021 at 2:27 PM, Gothamite said:

And, of course, the Hammer finished with the strongest. 😛

 

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In a perfect world, this would be the catalyst for the modern Brewers to apply their thick piping to the rest of their uniforms and own it as part of their brand.

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Don't think that'll look good.  They didn't even try wide pants stripes in the 1970s. 

 

This only works because the thick sleeve stripes are balanced by the thick waist stripe, and the thin pants stripes are balanced by the thin neck stripe.  Remove any one of those four elements, and the delicate balance is shattered.  Remove two and the whole thing falls apart.

 

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On 2/7/2021 at 8:14 PM, NicDB said:

I don't think their modern thick piping is quite that wide though.  I think it would look fine on pants.


It is pretty wide.  Because they’re trying to mimic that look. 
 

Shame, because their pants piping is the perfect width. 
 

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