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Los Angeles Nippons Authentic Jacket

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$595.00

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Description: An authentic Los Angeles Nippons jacket. Navy wool jacket with felt lettering.

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  • Exact reproduction of the team jacket worn by the Los Angeles Nippons
  • 100% wool body and sleeves
  • Red felt "LA" on front
  • Button front
  • Item#: LANJ

League: Japanese Baseball

History: The Nippons were LA's top Japanese team before World War II, competing against the best semi-pro and amateur talent of the day. The day after the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, FBI agents showed up at the Nippons' game against a Paramount Studios team and questioned the players. This was the end of the Golden Age of Japanese baseball on the West Coast, as Order 9066 soon forced Japanese-Americans from their homes for the war's duration.

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