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Old 04-13-2018, 09:42 PM
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Default 1930’s Yankees Uniforms had bibs?

Not sure if this is the right forum...

I have seen many photos of Babe Ruth/Gehrig in my life, but I was very intrigued when I found video of the Yankees on opening day 1934 (vs. Philadelphia).

On the back of their Yankees jerseys, instead of the number being sewn directly onto the back of the uniform, it was sewn onto a bib. Then the bib was safety pinned to the jersey.

Anyway, is this common knowledge that they used to attach numbers in this fashion? In all my years I had never seen it before....

Anyway, just a curiousity of mine.
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Old 04-13-2018, 11:10 PM
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Here’s Gehrig with his uniform bib.
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:09 AM
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Default Bibbed Numbers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWC3K8SPTuM

I am not so sure about the footage being attributed to Opening Day. Footage from the 1934 All Star Game shows this use of bibs by both AL & NL clubs and contemporary newspaper accounts say that this form of numbering was intended to help fans deal with the confusion of having more than player wearing the same number.

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Old 04-14-2018, 01:11 PM
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Okay, that makes more sense.

The video I was viewing was titled “Opening Day 1931-40”. But I believe they must have mixed in video clips of other games...like the all star game.

Thanks for clearing that up, Dave!
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