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Though the traditions involved in baseball history are confusing and irrelevant to some people, these have barely changed since the inception of the game. For example, the baseball uniforms still look quite the same to the original uniforms that were used from the very first baseball game. The wooden baseball bat is a tradition that stays with the history of baseball. As a fact, the MBA implements the use of wooden bats and nothing else with the exception of titanium and aluminum bats for other levels of baseball. The rationale for this ruling is to protect the old batting records by maintaining the tradition of using wooden bats only.

If you’re a fan of pro basketball, you’ve probably seen that the players on the court wear their team’s basketball uniforms while the coaches wear their formal suits. The origin of this popular tradition came from a legendary school gym teacher. The gym teacher who invented basketball preferred to wear suits during his team’s basketball games. This became a fashion trend and it became a tradition that will go on until it became the official dress-code in the rules for basketball games. The same coach set the ruling for the no on-court participation of the coach during the basketball game. In baseball, the coaches can run to their players while they are on the field, in basketball this is not allowed.

If you are wondering why the MLB managers wear baseball uniforms then here is the answer. Before the 20th century, the baseball team managers were usually players too. They were responsible for administrative duties, public relations and travel plans. There was no real coach. However, the team captains got older and though they lost their playing prowess, their knowledge and experience of the game were valuable to help the team win. Instead of leaving the team, the captains stayed with them in the dugout and eventually they are what we now call coaches.

Before You Hit the Basketball Backboards, Grab a Warm up Jacket and Stretch

A true basketball fanatic shows up early for the game so they can scope out the team’s players. For a lot of basketball players, once they get home after a long game, they use the time to rest, reflect and prepare for their next game in court. All well-trained athletes know the value of a [...]

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The Slimming Effects of Pinstripes and Full-Brimmed Hats: A Historical Look at Baseball Uniforms

In 1849, the first official baseball uniform was introduced by the New York Knickerbockers Baseball club. It became one of the biggest sources of profit for the Major League baseball by means of merchandising and popular branding. Towards the late 19th century, the uniforms became popular that the professional baseball teams had official uniforms for [...]

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There is Something New Underneath the Oregon Duck’s Basketball Backboards

In the previous years, University of Oregon became a by-word because of its various designs of football uniforms and basketball uniforms. Oregon, being the birthplace of Nike’s athletic apparel has helped the state search for their own unique style. It started when Bill Bowerman, University of Oregon’s hall-of-fame coach for the Track and Field team became [...]

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Shifting Styles: Basketball Uniforms

Every time basketball season arrives, people from all walks of life come together to cheer and eat nachos to celebrate a victory, or to mourn the loss of their favorite team. If you are a diehard basketball fan since you were a kid, then you’ve noticed the transformation of basketball uniforms thru the years. Basketball uniforms [...]

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Equality In and Through the Game of Basketball

In basketball history, the first official game that happened in 1896, almost was a shut out with Trenton, NJ scoring 15 against Brooklyn’s score of 1. Official meant the players had to actually travel to meet and play the game against each other. The players had no clue that they started something that will hold [...]

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Caring Tradition Continues For Jazz Players

For several years the community has received so many benefits from the generous efforts of former Jazzmen. They have a long history of charitable works like donating their time and money to those living on welfare and they also visit sick children.Kyle Korver who was traded over to the Chicago Bulls set the best example [...]

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Scandals – Are They Really Bad For Sports?

In the recent weeks, the NBA and its fans have been enraged by the Donaghy point shaving scandal. Can a scandal totally ruin a sport? There had been several scandals that rocked the history of sports. You can even read it every day in the news. Not one sport was crushed by these scandals, not [...]

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Donaghy Investigation Highlights Issue of Referee Bias

I was sent an email with the link to the video highlights of this year’s Sun-Spurs playoff series Game 3. The premise of the video is that Tim Donaghy fixed the series so the Spurs would at least have an advantage or win. Though I did not see a video about it, a better example would [...]

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