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12-02-2007, 10:07 AM
Posted By: <b>dennis</b><p>if you have 1961 topps cards or a set chances are that you have looked at this card a # of times.(esp. since it is a low #) did you notice jr's wearing a batting glove? i don't think these caught on till the mid 60s and now it would be strange to see a player not wearing one. anyone have an earlier image of a player wearing a batting glove? <br /><img src="http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l239/dcc1/61romano.jpg">

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12-05-2007, 05:15 AM
Posted By: <b>Rob Ray</b><p>What an interesting thread!<br />I always thought Rusty Staub and Ken "hawk" Harrelson wwere two of the earlier glove-wearers. Don't know why I remember this,I just do. I remember Staub wearing his white single-glove playing for mets in early 70s,but I'm sure there must have been many others seeings as Romano was wearing this one way back in '61...<br />rob

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12-05-2007, 09:03 AM
Posted By: <b>Greg</b><p>In the newly released Home Run Derby dvds from 1959, some of the players are wearing "batting gloves", although I think they are actually golf gloves.<br /><br />Greg

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12-05-2007, 02:26 PM
Posted By: <b>Bob Lemke</b><p>Is it possible that's not a batting glove Romano is wearing, but rather a glove worn inside his catcher's mitt?

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12-05-2007, 05:18 PM
Posted By: <b>dennis</b><p>dug this article up seems to fit here.<br /><a href="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070820&content_id=2160738&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=ml" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070820&content_id=2160738&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=ml</a> adam any pics of lefty o'doul with a batting glove on?

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03-14-2008, 02:52 PM
Posted By: <b>Roy</b><p>Some reports that I read many years ago indicated that the first major leaguer to regularly wear a batting glove - one only - was Jackie Brandt of the Baltimore Orioles. He was considered something of a flake - not unlike Hawk Harrelson - so there may be something to the story.

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03-14-2008, 05:28 PM
Posted By: <b>DD</b><p>An underrated hitter, and all time tough guy team for me, right up there with Klu. I rarely, if ever, saw him with long sleeves on. I grew up in Queens, so I remember how brutal it could be in April and September (and October in 1973). <br />

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03-14-2008, 05:44 PM
Posted By: <b>Jim VB</b><p>Rusty is the answer to one of my favorite trivia questions. Who was the only major league player to ever get 500+ hits with each of four different teams? (And 100+ with a fifth team.)<br /><br />