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Year-end countdown: #9, Ugly Christmas unis

Williamsport Crosscutters ugly Christmas sweaters unis

Between now and New Year’s Eve we’ll run down the top ten stories covered on Ballpark Digest in 2014, determined by page views. At #9: the ugly Christmas sweater uniforms donned by the Williamsport Crosscutters for a Halfway to Christmas promotion.

It’s appropriate that our ninth-most popular story from 2014 is posted on Christmas Eve, as the Williamsport Crosscutters (short season A; NY-Penn League) generated lots of attention for the ugly Christmas sweater uniforms sported by the team for a Halfway to Christmas promotion.

Now, Christmas-themed promotions are a staple of Minor League Baseball. But the Spinners and other teams took the promotion to a new level with colorful uniforms based on one of the most unlikely cultural trends to emerge the past few years: ugly Christmas sweaters.

The Crosscutters weren’t the only team to don ugly Christmas sweater uniforms in 2014. The Lowell Spinners (short season A; NY-Penn League) also featured ugly unis:

Lowell Spinners Xmas unis

The Toledo Mud Hens (Class AAA; International League) flipped the formula a little, sporting two different holiday uniforms for a Christmas in July doubleheader promo:

Toledo Mud Hens Xmas in July uniforms

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