April 19, 1960

On April 19, 1960, baseball uniforms began displaying players’ names on the back. This made it much easier for Philadelphia fans to boo and curse the opposing teams’ players, as well as their own when they really screwed up. New York fans did the same thing, but with their heavy accents it was difficult to understand who they were booing and abusing. Milwaukee fans would have joined in, but being almost Canadian, they were too polite to get really nasty. They usually resorted to their favorite insult and shouted, “Eh, hoosier! Your mum adds pimentos to her potato salad!”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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