Zip Ups & Tomahawks: 1953-1962
The uniform’s design was shared by both the home whites and the road grays. The zip ups had the slightly slanted “Braves” script in red with black trim. Under it was a black tomahawk and the player number in a red with black trim. The back of the jersey featured the number in red with black trim.
My favorite accent to the jersey is the red with black threading yoke trim around the placket. Interestingly enough, while looking at the yoking, there were variations. Some jerseys had it squared off, while others had it run straight to the bottom.
On the left sleeve were two different patches. The first was the indian head dress patch, carried over from Boston. Later on, the open mouth indian patch started making an appearance. I know that logos and patches depicting Native Americans is not PC, but I always loved the look of the early head dress patch.