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Uniform Strategy

November 2023
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Jules Tygiel replies: Mr. Gibb appears to be correct. It seems clear that the two photographs (which I did not see prior to publication) were taken at the same time, most likely at the time of Robinson’s signing with the Montreal Royals. Robinson wore civilian clothes at the actual signing ceremony. However, both the Dodger and Royal officials stressed his military background as added justification for giving Robinson the opportunity to play in organized baseball. It is entirely possible that they had him pose in his uniform jacket to dramatize this point.

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