A Houston Babies Flashback Fashion Note

The 2011 Houston Babies at George Ranch in a team photo which featured their number fan, Mr. Jimmy Wynn and some interloper in a

The 2011 Houston Babies at George Ranch in a team photo which featured their number fan, Mr. Jimmy Wynn, and some interloper in a “Mudville” jersey and cap.

What do the Houston Babies in the above featured 2011 team photo of our treasured vintage base ball club have in common with our 1909-11 Houston Buffs that actually played professional baseball as members of the Texas League a century ago? Check out the uniforms of the following two right-handed pitchers from those ancient Buffs and allow your eyes make that not-so-heavy decision for you:

Alex Malloy Right Handed Pitcher Houston Buffs 1909-1911

Alex Malloy
Right Handed Pitcher
Houston Buffs
1909-1911

Alex Malloy, RHP, 1909-11 Houston Buffs

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=malloy001arc

Hunter Hill Right Handed Pitcher Houston Buffs 1909-1911

Hunter Hill
Right Handed Pitcher
Houston Buffs
1909-1911

Hunter Hill, RHP, 1909-11 Houston Buffs

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=hill–001hun

That’s right. – Except for the slightly larger lettering and dark collars on the original vintage base ball Houston Babies uniforms, the jerseys follow the same script style and letter blocking style preferred by the 1909-11 Houston Buffs.

Thank you, Houston Babies Manager Bob Dorrill, for your expert attention to such detail in the outfitting of our historic warriors of vintage ball. The new white uniforms with the dark blue Old English “H” on the heart-side of the jersey even improve  on our club’s battle gear wardrobe as we move this fall into our eighth season of vintage ball play since 2008 and our first league play schedule among four local clubs, starting October 24th.

We hope that all of you who  have never witnessed a vintage base ball game previously will pay close attention to further information from Manager Bob Dorrill, and from the Pecan Park Eagle. Vintage base ball is a wonderful activity for both players and fans, but, like everything else, it requires the passion, energy, and commitment of people to succeed over time.

Thank you and stay tuned. We need more players. We would like to have more teams by next spring, And we welcome all the fan support and sponsorship help that is offered.

For further information on how you may get involved at the level that interests you, please e-mail Bob Dorrill for details on how to get started. We will help you find your way.

bdorrill@aol.com

Thanks again. And thanks also to Darrell Pittman for supplying the card information that inspired this column!

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One Response to “A Houston Babies Flashback Fashion Note”

  1. Jeff Mudd Says:

    Looking forward to the games in a couple of weeks. The (insert city/town/location) Red Sox are excited to get started!

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