Where Did the Pinstripe Baseball Uniforms For the New York Yankees Come From and When?

In 1925, thirty-year-old Babe Ruth was suffering from an intestinal disorder, and his weight ballooned to over 260 pounds.

This embarrassed Yankees owner Jacob Rupert so much that he ordered the team to wear pinstripe uniforms in order to make the Bambino look thinner.

Limited to 98 games that season because of surgery and suspensions, Babe Ruth still managed to hit .290 with 25 home runs.

That’s why the New York Yankees wear pinstripe baseball uniforms.

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