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Boys Baseball Uniform

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Boys Baseball Uniform

Boy’s baseball uniform worn by Robert Kriz in Hopkins, Minnesota in the mid 1930s. The two-piece cotton flannel uniform consists of a short sleeve shirt and knickers, both with a front button closure. The shirt has a baseball patch at left front and the logo “Dizzy / Daffy” with crossed balls and bats stenciled on back. The knickers have belt loops, a right rear patch pocket and elasticized leg hems.

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“Miller’s Warming Up”

Friday, April 4th, 2014

“Miller's Warming Up”

Three Minneapolis Millers players warming up in the clubhouse on a chilly April 24, 1950.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer.

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Meat Market Jersey

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Meat Market Jersey

Short-sleeved wool baseball uniform jersey with a button-closure front opening. The shirt reads “IHLEN / MEAT MARKET” across the back, circa 1900-1925.

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Ambulance Corps Uniform

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Ambulance Corps Uniform

World War I United States Ambulance Corps pinstriped wool baseball uniform, consisting of a jersey and trousers. The jersey reads “AMBULANCE / USA” across the breast. The uniform was worn by Alva Asher, who enlisted in Proctor, Minnesota.

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Baseball in Minnesota: the Early Years

Friday, August 23rd, 2013


A look at the early days of the Great American Pastime in Minnesota, from its beginnings post-Civil War up to the arrival of the Minnesota Twins.

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A Milwaukee Brewer and ump arguing on the field during a Millers game

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

A Milwaukee Brewer and ump arguing on the field during a Millers game

A member of the Milwaukee Brewer’s baseball team yelling at the ump during a May 11, 1948 game against the Minneapolis Millers.

Captured by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer in 1948.

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Humphrey as pitcher

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Humphrey the pitcher

Minneapolis Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey throws out the first pitch for the Minneapolis Millers at Nicollet Park. Captured by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on April 27, 1948.

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Babe Ruth

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth pauses for a photograph with a young fan on the tarmac at Wold-Chamberlain Field (now Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport) during a visit to Minnesota. Captured by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer in August of 1947. Ruth was to die a year later on August 16, 1948.

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1977 Minnesota Twins uniform jersey

Monday, April 1st, 2013

1977 Minnesota Twins jersey

Polyester Minnesota Twins jersey. The tail label 771 indicates that it belonged to the first set of uniforms issued in 1977. The jersey formerly had the number 8 sewn onto its front and back. Based on the size and year of the jersey, its wearer was likely the outfielder and designated hitter Glenn Adams.

The Twins play their first game of the 2013 season today against the Detroit Tigers at Minneapolis’ Target Field. Expected temperature at game time: 33 degrees. This is the earliest outside Twins home opener. Play ball!

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Minneapolis Millers cap

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Minneapolis Millers cap

Cap component of the uniform worn by a Minneapolis Millers bat boy and manufactured by Wilson Sporting Goods during the 1950s.  The Millers were a minor league baseball team based in Minneapolis whose origins date to the late nineteenth century.  The team was disestablished in 1960.

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