Classic Threads: Cleveland Indians

The Last of the Button Downs: 1970-1971

Cleveland Press Collection / Cleveland State University

Cleveland Press Collection / Cleveland State University

For two seasons the Tribe went with pinstripe uniforms that felt like an afterthought to most Indian fans.

In 1970, the home and away jerseys featured drop shadow script. The home featured “Indians” across the front, with “Cleveland” on the road uni’s. The back number looked sharp with the drop shadow.

The 1971 uniforms eliminated the drop shadow. Despite the basic, boring look, I actually like the way the road gray uni looks.

A navy blue hat with the red wishbone “C” was the Tribe’s lid.

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