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The year is 1960, the world is still recuperating from its second namesake war and Germany, like many other countries, is on the mend. Occupied by the United States Army 2nd Armored Division, the Tempelhof-Berlin Airport is becoming a refreshing hub of culture and progress, and one of America’s most coveted customs is making its way in, with the help of the Berlin All Stars Little League team. Pat Williams, Edward Cole and John Reale, young sons of stationed families are getting on in the closed space with baseball, falling in love with the sport much like their peers over...

In the late 1800s, an American professor was credited with bringing baseball to Japan, and a century later; Ivy League fashion would also be absorbed and developed by their culture. Today, Japan is a leader in sartorial streetwear, and our new MLB collaboration with UNITED ARROWS & SONS x Hombre Nino seems to be a symbol of mutual influence the two regions have on each other when it comes to sport and style. Purveyors of elevated street fashion in Japan, Poggy (of UA&S) and YOPPI (of Hombre Nino), also have an affinity for baseball, which drove their idea to enhance...

With another MLB season reaching the home stretch, David Ortiz farewell celebrations are still going strong. If you’re following the ceremonies at each MLB stadium, it’s impossible not to feel the love from the baseball community –– whether in the form of a custom surfboard from the Padres, 34 pounds of salmon from the Mariners or generous donations to the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. As a company whose roots were first planted outside Fenway Park, unsurprisingly we’ve shown our own share of gratitude to the big guy this year –– via this giant corn maze, a trip to his hometown...

’47 Thanks Big Papi

When Boston Red Sox icon David Ortiz celebrated his 40th birthday at the end of 2015, he also announced he’d be “calling it” after the 2016 season. Though every professional athlete can, and usually does leave a legacy on some scale, in some way –– there has always been a lasting, special place for David “Big Papi” Ortiz in the hearts of Red Sox and baseball fans alike. His status as baseball player evolved –– he became a boisterous voice, often including family, pride, and determination in his message. As a company with deep roots on Yawkey Way, we love...

Sport may be competitive in nature, but the same passion that helps a team win or fans cheer –– implies an aspiration to unite with others: over a team, a city or just the love for a game. In 2016, baseball is helping to repair a broken relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, and with the help of Baseball Havana, it just might be a home run. Until recently, a generation of people never knew a world where Cuban and American lifestyles were freely intertwined. Only a hundred miles of ocean water separates Havana, Cuba from Key West, FL. That...

Lou Brissie was a highly recruited collegiate pitcher who put his career on hold to join the army during WWII. While fighting in the mountains of northern Italy, he was struck by shrapnel from a German shell and suffered a devastating leg injury. Doctors insisted on amputating but Brissie defied them, refusing to give up on his MLB dream. In 1947, after countless surgeries, he made his major league debut for the Philadelphia Athletics at Yankee Stadium. In a 1948 game against the Boston Red Sox, Ted Williams, a veteran himself, hit a line drive off Brissie’s leg brace. Williams...

Chicago White Sox 1917 World Series Uniform The history of baseball is long and rich, but one era, in particular, showcased baseball’s ability to transcend sport to unite society. The World War I & II times in the United States were taxing. Men served in dangerous missions overseas while women stepped up into the workplace to fill employment voids; daily American life, to say the least, was full of stress, fear, and uncertainty. But one constant helped bring distraction and happiness to the country. The game of baseball. Throughout the war periods, baseball carried on. Not only did teams continue...