Brooklyn Dodgers helmets 1940 - 1942.

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Brooklyn Dodgers helmets 1940 - 1942.

Post  bigbluelarry on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:33 pm

I was watching an NFL Films DVD today, and in a highlight from the early 40's I saw a clip of the Dodgers and Giants where the Dodgers were wearing white helmets with different striping patters. Most had the familiar cross-pattern, but a couple featured three vertical stripes.

Brooklyn - NY Giants circa 1940-42

link to full photo: http://i.imgur.com/ezhss.jpg

I do not know the exact year of that clip, but I did a little research and found these:

10/20/40 Brooklyn at Chicago Bears

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/chicago-bears-beat-brooklyn-dodgers-news-photo/105212696

#20 is wearing a cross-pattern helmet. The other players from the side view appear to be wearing the vertical stripe helmet.

11/10/40 Brooklyn vs Washington


Most Dodgers wearing cross-pattern. The one reaching with both arms up looks like he's wearing the three-stripe helmet.

11/24/40 Brooklyn vs Chicago Cardinals


All Dodgers wearing cross-pattern helmets, Ace Parker wearing three vertical stripe helmet.

12/1/40 [AP Image] Brooklyn vs NY Giants

http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=brooklyn%20dodgers&showact=results&sort=relevance&prds=10001&intv=None&cfas=__p%2C-1&sh=10&dtebf=12%2F31%2F1940&dteaf=9%2F1%2F1940&kwstyle=or&adte=1354749082&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=cf74ab65916342189c56c896a7a6d94a&dbm=PY2000&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo

All the visible Dodgers are wearing the cross-pattern helmet except QB Parker, who again is wearing his vertical striped version.

August 1941 (Training Camp)
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/ace-parker-chucks-football-during-brooklyn-dodgers-news-photo/97222157
Five Dodgers wearing the 3-vertical stripe helmet, one wearing cross with small crest.

October 1941 (practice photo)
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/clarence-manders-dives-over-the-line-during-a-brooklyn-news-photo/97261936

Players are wearing both helmets, and the one with the cross-pattern also has a crest, similar to the 1930-31 Giants.


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Re: Brooklyn Dodgers helmets 1940 - 1942.

Post  bigbluelarry on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:43 pm

Found one more from 1940 showing Brooklyn players with both helmet patterns. It's against the Giants but it doesn't list the exact date. It's either 11/3 at Ebbets Field or 12/1 at the Polo Grounds:



link to a LARGE resolution:
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1160008.1347666525!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/gallery_1200/new-york-giants-1940.jpg
note the Dodger player at the lower left lunging at the ball carrier is wearing the 3-vertical stripe helmet.


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Post  Bill Schaefer on Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:39 pm

I wonder how common it was back then for players on the same team to be wearing different models of leather helmet.

Today it seems like their are 7 or 8 different brands/models that each team wears but at least they are all made to look uniform.

I would have to think that in the case of Ace Parker it couldn't be simply that they ran out of 'cross-stripe' helmets and he got the 'leftovers' without fitting the team's cross-stripe pattern.

I dare go out on a limb and suggest that maybe he wore this differently striped helmet to perhaps make him easier to spot from the stands/media decks.

The question then becomes...
Do we add a variation to these years to include this differently striped helmet that seems to have been worn by perhaps less than a handful of players?
Hmmm.
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Post  Bill Schaefer on Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:24 pm

I've had this photo (a likely promo job) of Ace Parker for a while. Sure enough...3-striped helmet!

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Re: Brooklyn Dodgers helmets 1940 - 1942.

Post  bigbluelarry on Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:30 pm

Found a good detailed one here...



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Giving Ace a bump.

Post  bigbluelarry on Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:02 pm

RIP to an all-time great!

Brooklyn vs Cleveland Rams 11/1/42


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Post  bigbluelarry on Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:06 pm

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Post  bigbluelarry on Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:09 pm

I don't have an exact date for this one, but it's too good to pass up. Sammy Baugh runs for yards vs the Dodgers somewhere between 1941-1943.


Link to full image: http://i.imgur.com/SOMpYMD.jpg


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Post  bigbluelarry on Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:59 pm

Another for the collection! 12/1/40 Dodgers @ Giants.



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Post  bigbluelarry on Sat May 30, 2015 5:37 pm

Giving "Ace" a bump!

1941:
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Post  bigbluelarry on Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:57 pm

Pug Manders vaults the line in 1941.
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Post  bigbluelarry on Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:07 pm

Brooklyn at Detroit 10/4/42 - three different Dodgers helmets in this one.

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