The world of sports has gone through some pretty incredible changes over the years, its evolution marked by amazing athletic achievements, shocking moments, brilliant wins, hilarious fails and even some, shall we say, interesting uniform choices! Since the invention of the camera in the early 1800s, we’ve been fortunate enough to have some of the most amazing moments in sport captured for us to look back on in awe. Join us now on a journey through sporting history as we uncover a stack of remarkable images you’ve likely never seen before. These have been dug up from all sorts of strange places, dusted off and uploaded to allow you a never-before-seen glimpse into the evolution of humanity’s most popular form of entertainment.
The truly awe-inspiring thing about these photos, particularly the older ones, is that the moments they contain were snapped at the perfect time, by pure chance. Everything moves so quickly on the field and, while we have multiple camera angles taking in all the action nowadays, decades ago, it was easy to miss the crucial moments. From 70s uniform and hair styles, to epic feats of athleticism and fans going crazy, these shots are sure to bring a smile to your face and maybe even a tear to your eye (if you’re the sentimental type). Get ready for a mega dose of nostalgia.
The Colorful Astros
Whether you were around for the 70s, or have just seen the pictures that prove the decade happened, you’ll be aware that vibrant colors were the popular choice for everything from wallpaper to dresses and uniforms. Everything was bright, disco fever was rampant and all the cool kids were cramming as much glitz and color as they could into literally every facet of their lives.
While it may be the fashion and music scenes that are most famous for embracing this iconic 70s trend, as it turns out, the sporting world was in on it too. The very first Houston Astros baseball team are a shining example of this color-frenzy. With their array of bright white, yellow, orange and gold, these uniforms definitely catch the eye. The black star and arm bands add a touch of class to the wild colors. And those guys sure look like they’re having a blast in their getups.