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N.L. GREEN BOOK , A.L. RED BOOK....?


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As a kid in the 70's, I eagerly awaited the release of the National League Green Book and American League Red Book. Before the internet , this was the best way to see logo changes and uniform designs for the upcoming sesaon. I still have 1977-1979 , and the 1978 book for the NL has all the helmets displayed on the cover. Any of you 40 somethings remember these books? The web will always be the best info source , but it was great having the books as a keepsake

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Sure, I remember those books and used to eagerly await their arrival at my local bookstore (usually right before spring training). If I seem to recall correctly, only the NL Green Book had full color illustrations of each uniform. I believe the AL Red Book only had detailed descriptions of the uniforms, but no illustrations.

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Ah yes, the pre-Internet days of eagerly awaiting the Red Book and Green Book to arrive in stores, usually in early March. The Green Book did a better job of uniforms...all two pages with color illustrations. The Red Book just included a description in each team's section.

And they ALWAYS got the Red Sox wrong. Apparantly they were convinced that the home jerseys had a hidden zipper. Always made me laugh.

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I'm sure it's just cause of nostalgia that we're talking in the past tense, but I work for a radio station where we still get the green books each year - internet or not, it's still a lot of fun to read through.

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Really? I wonder why they're not sold publicly anymore (The Sporting News)...

I get the fact book they put out each year , but it pales (literally,no color) in comparison to the red and green books. Wonder if they can be bought by the unmwashed masses in any way , shape or form?

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