Clipping:Players not in uniform

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Date Sunday, May 15, 1864
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We have observed, for a season or two past, that our ballclubs have grown negligent in regard to their appearance in uniform, both in matches as well as in practice-games. In fact, some of our prominent clubs wear anything on a match day that comes handiest, it being quite a rare thing to see a nine completely attired in their regular club-uniform. We hope our ball-clubs won’t imitate the cricketers in this negligence of dress. One of the attractive features of a ballground on a match day is the appropriate uniforms of the players; in fact, to see a nine com on the ground and play a regular match, some in their club suit, others in a port of it only, and others again merely in the shirt sleeves, has the appearance of a degree of poverty in the club not creditable to any respectable organization. New York Sunday Mercury May 15, 1864 [See also WST 5/28/1864 for a similar item.]

Source New York Sunday Mercury
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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