The New York Yankees “Top Hat and Bat” Logo by MEARS

The New York Yankees “Top Hat and Bat” logo is one of the most iconic corporate brand images in history. There is very little doubt about when it first appeared and who the design is attributed to (1946-Lon Keller).  But where did the idea come from?  In the past I...

Bay Area Baseball Brothers by MEARS

The San Francisco Bay Area has rich baseball history, and a long time touch stone has been the famous DiMaggio Brothers; Joe, Dom, and Vince. But the DiMaggio’s are not the only Bay Area Baseball Brothers of the note…Enter the Brothers Alou.  While largely relegated...
Words Have Meaning and Value by MEARS

Words Have Meaning and Value by MEARS

One of the things I have always felt that was sorely needed with respect to major league game worn jerseys was a standard, accurate, and relevant vocabulary. The lack of a professional vocabulary hinders the ability to attract new, and at times, a more sophisticated...
1953 and a Banner Year for Ted Kluszewski

1953 and a Banner Year for Ted Kluszewski

Contrary to recent events, voting and elections can be wonderful and exiting things. Consider the 1953 All Star Game if you will.  In 1953, the Cincinnati Reds and Crosley Field played host to the mid-summer classic.  Nothing pleases the sponsoring city like seeing a...