Classic Team Logo of The Day

31 May

This logo wasn’t a team logo, but rather a patch worn in the 1945 season by several major league players who had served in World War II  to signify and honor their service.

  1. admin

    June 3, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    The patch was known as the “Ruptured Duck” (even though it looks like an eagle) and was worn by at least 5 players, including Red Ruffing of the New York Yankees and 4 members of the Chicago Cubs – Peanuts Lowery, Paul Gillespie, Hiram Bithorn and Mickey Livingston. Many of the other clubs didn’t use the patches, fearing that it would attract negative attention to players who, through no fault of their own, did not enter the service.

  2. Margaret

    June 3, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    A small recognition for those players, but good of MLB to honor them. Do you know which players might have worn this patch?