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    In the early sixties players began to hike-up/elongate their stirrup socks which showed more of the white. The first one I remember was the Reds Frank Robinson. Can anyone here think of anyone who did it before him? Was the Reds number 20 a trend setter?

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    Frank's the first guy I know of who made a big deal of it. He was sort of like Hawkeye Pierce: his great skill let him get away with a lot of iconoclasm.
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      i thought it was a gradual process. each decade from the 30's onward showed more and more white sock and longer and longer stirrups through the decades.

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        Here's an interesting history of baseball hosiery - from the Village Voice, of all places.

        http://www.villagevoice.com/news/012...s,25337,3.html

        And one from The Hall.

        http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DN
        Last edited by Proctor, CF; 05-04-2008, 07:05 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Proctor, CF View Post
          Here's an interesting history of baseball hosiery - from the Village Voice, of all places.

          http://www.villagevoice.com/news/012...s,25337,3.html
          Great article. I too loath the pajama look. Gimme the knee highs !

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            The first guy I remember with the pajama look (agreed: awful) was George Hendrick a.k.a. "Joggin' George."

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