Classic Threads: New York Yankees

Murderer’s Row: 1918-1935

Louis Van Oeyen / Western Reserve Historical Society / Getty Images

Louis Van Oeyen / Western Reserve Historical Society / Getty Images

The home white jerseys went back to a plain look. The white with navy pinstripes did not have a front logo or script across the front.

On the road gray uniforms, “New York” in a navy arched script was commonplace in this era. For the 1927 through 1930 seasons, the front script said “Yankees” in a similar style.

New York has the distinction of being one of the first teams to wear uniform numbers. The 1929 season issued numbers to players in accordance to their batting position. Thus Babe Ruth’s #3 and Lou Gehrig’s #4 were issued due to Gehrig batting clean up behind Ruth.

Save for a few seasons with the white and navy pinstripe hat, the iconic all navy with white “NY” logo hat was the team’s main cap.

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