Baseball pants
Chris Taylor sports the classic stirrup look during his time as a Mariner (Alan Chitlik/Sportspress Northwest)

Which Baseball Sock/Pants Style Would You Sport?

Baseball Pants have gone through a slow evolution. It started with super baggy pants with high socks up to the knee up (even above!) until around the 30s. From the 30s to the early 90s, stirrups and sanitaries riding up to the knee dominated the fashion of baseball. From the mid-90s to the early 2000s players would sport the skin-tight pants ending at the ankle with a little bit of stirrup showing (usually painted on the sock). The 2000s and 2010s are dominated by both low baggy pants as well as high socks.

Some players will throw it back like Boston’s Kike Hernandez who would wear the skin-tight pants at times during his time as a Los Angeles Dodger. His former teammate, Chris Taylor, is one of the few to throw it back even further to the 70s and 80s, using stirrups for practically every game. I myself would always wear high socks when I played from little league through high school. If I had the choice, I would’ve gone extremely old school and worn the ’70s styled stirrups. With this in mind with curiosity as well, I went and asked my fellow writers what style they’d sport.

“I am a high socks guy unless I am catching, then I need the long baggy pants.” – Adam Krieger @adamkrieger1997

“I’m a high socks person.” – Liz Valade @91Valade

“High socks are always my move when I pitched, classic style.” – Christian Lathrope @clathrope34

“High socks with the stirrups.” – Dacota Haynes @TheDacotaHaynes

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