Tuesday, January 13, 2009

the beat goes on for New York baseball

Uni Watch discovers that the Mets will be wearing a hideous sleeve patch on their jerseys all next year.

Uni Watch's Paul Lukas has also apparently determined that CC Sabathia will wear the most pinstripes of any Yankee ever.

Here's the latest update on Uni Watch's continuing efforts to determine whether CC Sabathia will be wearing the most pinstripes in Yankees history. As you might recall, last time around, there was some question as to whether 295-pound Jumbo Brown might have approached Sabathia's total of roughly 64 pins, but Uni Watch had been unable to find a photo of Brown in a Yankees uni. Thanks to reader Neal Greenberg, however, that problem has been solved.

It definitely took a fair amount of flannel to create Brown's uniform. But he was saddled with the handicap of playing in an era when the Yanks' pinstripes were more widely spaced than they are today, which cut down on his stripe count. Based on this photo, his pinstripe tally probably was in the mid- to high 50s, which means Sabathia has defeated yet another challenger.

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