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The June OED has 1959 for "pin-striper." "Pinstriper" is at least 1949 on
Newspaperarchive, and I didn't look at The Sporting News (because I no longer
Newspaperarchive went down on me once for this search. There are two more
"pin-stripers" in a 1958 Winnipeg publication, but it's not the first cite so
it's not worth the trouble.
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(Oxford English Dictionary)
2. A person who wears pinstriped clothing; spec. (a) a player in the New
York Yankees baseball team; (b) a businessman or businesswoman, esp. one
belonging a prominent corporate company. Cf. _PINSTRIPE_
=1&sort_type=alpha&xrefword=pinstripe&ps=n.) n. 3.
1959 Los Angeles Times 13 Apr. IV. 7 (headline) Future Pin-Stripers.
Quartet of Rookies Fighting for Place on Yankee Roster. 1979 Washington Post 17
Apr. B1/3 A reminder that not all lawyers are corporate pin-stripers, that
some of them choose to challenge the system rather than serve it.
30 June 1949, Walla Walla (WA) <i>Union-Bulletin</i>, pg. 17:
Not only did the pin-stripers get a lot of publicity out of the bad heel,
but an insufferable amount from Joe's (DiMaggio -- ed.) point of view, but
since he has returned to the lineup, they will not only get the publicity, but
customers will come a running to see how many more home runs he is going to hit.
7 April 1959, <i>Daily Review</i> (Hayward, CA), pg. 10:
There was a rosier day eight years ago when Ed, then the pride of Jefferson
High School in nearby Daly City, signed up with the bronx pinstripers for
that nice bonus.
13 April 1959, Los Angeles <i>Times</i>, pg. C7:
<i>Quartet of Rookies Fighting</i>
<i>for Place on Yankee Roster</i>
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