Hoboken Young Democrats 1972 Road Jersey
Description: An authentic Hoboken Young Democrats road flannel from 1972. Vintage Travel Gray wool body with felt lettering on the chest and the back.
- Made in the USA
- Authentic reproduction of the jersey worn in 1972 by the Hoboken Young Democrats
- Travel Gray wool flannel
- Felt "Hoboken Young Dems" patch with embroidered details on the chest
- Gold felt "9" on the back
- Button front
- Item #: YDM72R
League: Little League
History: When 11-year old pitcher Maria Pepe joined her Little League squad in 1972, after having tried out and made the team, she did not expect to become a history-making barrier breaker. After playing just three games she was forced to turn in her uniform, as Little League had a rule against girls playing "under any circumstances." When the New Jersey Superior Court ruled in her favor two years later, Maria was too old to play. But her experience, and the legal decision that resulted paved the way for thousands of girls to play Little League baseball. We are proud to present - with her permission - a reproduction of Maria's jersey, complete with her #9 on the back.