15 April 2014

the nl central for jackie

continuing the salute to jackie robinson today with the national league central teams sporting their 1997 anniversary patches.

astros - 1998 topps craig biggio
remember? the astros used to be in the national league central! as recent as two years ago!

pirates - 1998 fleer tradition tony womack
the pirates, like the giants, white sox, and indians, only wore the patch half of the time.  they are the only team not to wear the patch at home, which is where they wore their patch recognizing the 25th anniversary of the death of roberto clemente.  i don't know if all minor leaguers wore the patch, but the pirates' high-a team did, as seen on aramis ramirez's 1997 best card

reds - 1998 upper deck barry larkin
the reds wore the patch on their right sleeve when they weren't wearing their vest jerseys.

cardinals - 1998 upper deck mark mcgwire season highlights checklist
cubs - 1998 fleer tradition mickey morandini

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