Tulsan fields new venture

Unlike the Drillers do now, Tulsa’s early baseball teams did not have merchandise shops. But what if they did?



With the help of his wife, Diane, and the team at GreenHouse Clothing, Dan Bewley designs T-shirts and other sports apparel promoting Oklahoma baseball teams established around the turn of the 20th century.

Valerie Grant

 

Unlike the Drillers do now, Tulsa’s early baseball teams did not have merchandise shops. “We’re asking, ‘What if they did?’” says Dan Bewley, owner of Three Sands Clothing.

Dan Bewley named his company after his father’s hometown of Three Sands, Oklahoma, a former oil boom town near Tonkawa. // Photo by Valerie Grant

With the help of his wife, Diane, and the team at GreenHouse Clothing, Bewley designs T-shirts and other sports apparel promoting Oklahoma baseball teams established around the turn of the 20th century.

He conducts extensive historical research to ensure the designs are inspired by teams’ original uniforms — a feat, considering photos and descriptions are often hard to find.

Three Sands is a “labor of love” for Bewley, a former reporter who spent 25 years in TV news. He now owns his own video production company, Your Story Media, and is the adviser of The Collegian, the University of Tulsa’s student newspaper.

A longtime baseball fan and self-described “uniform nerd,” Bewley likes to watch what professional teams are wearing. He says he is enthralled by the early pro baseballers who had to work other jobs — often in the oil industry — to provide for their families. Bewley’s goal is to “celebrate Oklahoma’s baseball history and share it,” he says. “Hopefully we’ll spark something in people to learn a bit about Oklahoma.”

Valerie Grant

GreenHouse sells Three Sands apparel at its 3310 S. Yale Ave. storefront. Bewley’s brand also can be found at a few other local retailers and at threesandsclothing.com.

 

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