Washington Senators (Nationals) 1951 Authentic Jacket
Description: An authentic Washington Senators (Nationals) jacket from 1951. Navy blue wool jacket with wool knit trim and a felt patch on the chest.
- Made in the USA
- Reproduction of the team jacket worn by the Washington Senators (Nationals) in 1951
- American-made navy blue wool body and sleeves
- 100% American navy blue, red and white striped wool knit trim
- Red on white felt "W" patch on left chest
- Vintage style pockets with leather trim
- Black quilted lining
- Zipper front
- Item#: WAS51J
League: American League
History: So here's the thing about professional baseball teams from our nation's capital: The original Senators were not officially the Senators until 1956. They were called the Nationals officially until then, even though they were in the American League and most fans called them the Senators. Then, these Senators moved to greener pastures of Minnesota in 1961 and became the Twins. The District of Columbia was awarded a replacement franchise in the very same year. What to call them? Senators, of course! These Senators shuffled off to Texas in 1971, and RFK Stadium was dark until the former Montreal Expos arrived in 2005 and became - you guessed it - the Nationals. Confused? Don't worry, all you need to know for our purposes is this is the last wool jacket worn by any team called the Senators or Nationals, and it's gorgeous.
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