Jump to content

Interesting Umpire Attire


Recommended Posts

While watching a highlight package of Jim Rice on TWiB today I noticed an umpire wearing something very odd in a shot from the late 1970s (they were talking about 1978 while showing the clip)... I grabbed a screenshot:


Any ideas on what's the story here? Is this even an umpire?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Offhand, it could be a case of lost luggage. I've seen many instances of the home team having to provide a makeshift "uniform" set to the crew if the luggage was either lost, or just otherwise did not arrive at the stadium. And some of these cases, the clothing has consisted of grounds crew t-shirts, polo shirts, shorts, and even BP hats.

EDIT: found a UniWatch article on this specific phenomenon, although it does not go back to the 1970's http://www.uniwatchblog.com/?p=77

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.