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Baseball uniform[edit]

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I've listed this article for peer review because WP:GA's aren't written or corrected by themselves. This article needs some references, and more content.

Thanks, Basketball110 My story/Tell me yours 01:18, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

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Some comments:

  • You might want to take a good look at Kit (association football), a similar article which is featured.
  • The Baseball cap has comparatively little coverage, most of the section dscribes previous types of cap.
  • A section about the growth of commercial sales of caps and jerseys would be useful.
  • Several statements need referencing. Some examples are
    • As official nicknames gained prominence in the early 1900s (in contrast to media-generated and unofficial nicknames of prior generations), pictorial logos began emerging as part of the team's marketing.
    • the Boston Americans (an unofficial designation that merely distinguished them from their across-the-tracks rivals) adopted the Nationals' abandoned red stockings in 1908, and have been the Boston Red Sox officially ever since then.
    • the stocking colors of teams in the 1860s onward were a principal device in distinguishing one team from another
    • detachable spikes were designed and were seen multiple times until 1976 when they were prohibited.
    • Further experimenting led to innovations such as the Houston Astros of the 1970s and 1980s putting numbers on a front pants pocket as well as on the back of the shirt.
    • The team most often identified with pinstripes would be the New York Yankees. Legend has it that the stripes were adopted to make Babe Ruth look slimmer. That story is a myth, as the Yankees had already adopted pinstripes several years before acquiring Ruth.
    • It became standard practice to wear white at home and gray or another somewhat dark color on the road.'

Hope this helps. Oldelpaso (talk) 10:51, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Thanks. I'll try to fix those problems. --RyRy5 (talk) 02:01, 26 May 2008 (UTC)