Cleaning your players Uniform

You’re happy they’re having fun, and you love watching their games, but holy-moly, the elbow grease it takes to get dirt out of baseball pants! Scrubbing white pants embedded with dirt, clay and grass literally hurts and takes a heck of a lot of time, especially if you have more than one kid playing ball.

Over the years, we've had many conversations with other parents about how best to wash baseball uniforms. It’s a hot topic in the stands, we’re always comparing notes on which products, washer settings and scrubbing tools do the trick. Maybe you've even seen that really popular youtube video on a mom who went to the extreme and took the pants used the high-powered wash on them. 

No matter their technique, there is one thing these parents all agree on – DO NOT put the uniform in the dryer! It will set the stain permanently and you will never get that terra cotta tinge out. Here are top 11 ways from a few veteran parents on the best way to wash your players uniforms. Check out amazon or local grocery store for these products. 


1. Rinse in the hottest water possible until the water runs sort of clear. Soak overnight in a mixture of hot water, Dawn dish soap and hydrogen peroxide. Spray the stains with Grease Lighting and rub with a bar of Fels-Naptha soap. Scrub stains with a plastic brush. (The brush I use is a nail brush that came with a bottle of GoJo hand wash.) Then wash with detergent and borax on the heavy-duty setting.

2. Soak the uniform in water and Iron Out Rust Stain Remover. (It’s made for real rust, not dirt that is the color of rust, but it works on that too.) Then wash with regular detergent.

3. Rub the dirt stains with Fels-Naptha soap then wash the uniform on the steam setting on the washer.

4. Scrub the stains (especially the knee area) with Lava soap right away then wash on the presoak cycle.

5. Soak the uniform in hot water with either Shout or Oxy-Clean and then wash with Iron Out.

6. Spray the uniform with Grease Lightening then soak in a bucket with White Brite Laundry Whitner and wash with regular detergent.

7. Mix a scoop of Oxy-Clean with the hottest water you can handle and then soak it overnight. Spray with more Oxy-Clean, rub it in then wash with Tide in hot water.

8. Soak in Tide and Iron Out then wash on the sanitize setting for like three hours.

9. Soak the uniform in a bucket overnight with Fels-Naptha and regular laundry detergent then wash with Iron Out on the bedding setting on the washer.

10. Spray the uniform with Shout and let it sit for a few hours then wash with regular detergent.

11. Burn them and buy new ones.... Ok don't really do that but you could try local dry cleaners.

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