June 3, 1851

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1851 the New York Knickerbockers became the first baseball team to wear uniforms. The other teams in the League considered the Knickerbockers to be “Fancy Dans” with their new-fangled matching uniforms and several teams declared that they’d never stoop to something so effeminate.

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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One Response to June 3, 1851

  1. Henrietta Futslucker says:

    I think what they should have been ashamed of was how dirty their name sounded! Anybody with a name like that should have it changed IMMEDIATELY.

    You’d think they’d have the good sense to shorten it to something more respectable, like that basketball team or that lady from Fleetwood Mac.

    Didn’t mean to get so angry, but dirty sounding names really make me mad.

    Henrietta Futslucker

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