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  • Dodger home jersey

    From 1938-1951 the home jersey had the script "Dodgers" without a number on front.

    In 1952 the red number was added to the front.

    Did Dodger fans like the addition of the red number on front?

  • #2
    It never really bothered me...although I remember thinking wearing the numbers on the front when the team was "away" would have made more sense....but for me it wasn't a big thing...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dodger dynamo View Post
      It never really bothered me...although I remember thinking wearing the numbers on the front when the team was "away" would have made more sense....but for me it wasn't a big thing...
      It took a few more years for the red number to appear on the front of the road uniforms...............1959 in the wrong city.
      Last edited by penncentralpete; 07-27-2009, 07:36 PM.
      you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
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      • #4
        I was wondering if the red number was added to suggest an "America's Team" image.

        I don't like numbers on front for the fans. When they buy a replica jersey they don't get a number, and when they do it either costs extra or the number doesn't look the same.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CaliforniaCajun View Post
          From 1938-1951 the home jersey had the script "Dodgers" without a number on front.

          In 1952 the red number was added to the front.

          Did Dodger fans like the addition of the red number on front?
          I still remember how cool the red numbers looked, collecting 1957 Topps cards of the Dodgers as a kid. They always caught my eye.
          They were a nice addition!
          Last edited by Let's Go Mets!; 07-27-2009, 07:48 PM.
          Let's Go Mets!
          New York Mets fan since 1962

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CaliforniaCajun View Post
            I was wondering if the red number was added to suggest an "America's Team" image.

            I don't like numbers on front for the fans. When they buy a replica jersey they don't get a number, and when they do it either costs extra or the number doesn't look the same.
            .........unless of course you have the money for a Mitchell & Ness jersey. They are perfect replicas.
            you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
            http://brooklyndodgermemories.freeforums.org/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CaliforniaCajun View Post
              I was wondering if the red number was added to suggest an "America's Team" image.

              I don't like numbers on front for the fans. When they buy a replica jersey they don't get a number, and when they do it either costs extra or the number doesn't look the same.
              I've read that the red numbers were added for the benefit of the few fans that had color TVs in the early 1950s.

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              • #8
                Here's a shot of that pretty red number (Billy Cox, 1952).
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                you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
                http://brooklyndodgermemories.freeforums.org/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by penncentralpete View Post
                  Here's a shot of that pretty red number (Billy Cox, 1952).
                  Here's another....Carl Erskine.
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                  Let's Go Mets!
                  New York Mets fan since 1962

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                  • #10
                    Joe Black............
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                    Let's Go Mets!
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                    • #11
                      My favorite player...Gil Hodges, with a thinner number. What year?
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                      • #12
                        dodger home jersey

                        i remember reading that the reason it was done was to make the players more recognizable for television. they were the first big league team to do so in 1952. the cool thing is that it is easier to place the year in photos you see that are not dated, knowing that any picture without the front number was 1951 or earlier. i always noticed that the 14 on the front of gil hodges' uniform was always smaller than his teammates.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jayzeeg View Post
                          i remember reading that the reason it was done was to make the players more recognizable for television. they were the first big league team to do so in 1952. the cool thing is that it is easier to place the year in photos you see that are not dated, knowing that any picture without the front number was 1951 or earlier. i always noticed that the 14 on the front of gil hodges' uniform was always smaller than his teammates.
                          Gil's red front number wasn't always thinner than his teammates. The boys all had three home uniforms, one of which had the thin front number. Hodges just seemed to wear his more often. In team pictures you will notice a bunch of other Dodgers wearing the thinner red number. Here's Big D wearing his............
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                          you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
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                          • #14
                            Here's one with Snider (thin) and Hodges (fat)



                            And even into L.A. the thin number variations remained

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