Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Hollywood Stars uniform shorts (1950)
Manager Fred Haney models the correct uniform worn by the Hollywood Stars in 1950. The Pacific Coast League's Hollywood Stars "innovated" the wearing of shorts as part of their on-field uniforms, long before the much maligned experiment of my beloved White Sox in 1976. As both the Stars and Sox discovered, shorts while lighterweight and more comfortable and damn sexy, were not ideally designed to slide into third base in. The shorts for both teams were folded in short order.