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The Pirates' great uniform revolution

Originally Published: July 29, 2010
By Paul Lukas | Page 2

When you think of the Pittsburgh Pirates' uniforms from the 1970s, you naturally think of the team's mix-and-match bumblebee set and those pillbox caps adorned with Stargell stars, all of which were groundbreaking in their own way.

But the Pirates rarely receive credit for another 1970s innovation, one that completely remade baseball's visual landscape, and whose 40th anniversary passed earlier this month with nary a mention.

The date was July 16, 1970. If you ...

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