Minneapolis Millers 1951 Road Jersey
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History: As the Double-A affiliate for the New York Giants, the ‘51 Millers began the season with a star young centerfielder named Willie Mays (#8). In only 35 games, Mays became so popular in Minneapolis that when the Giants called him up to the Major Leagues, the club took out ads in the local Minneapolis newspaper apologizing to local fans for taking away their young phenom, who would go on to win the 1951 National League Rookie of the Year.
- Made in the USA
- American Association
- Authentic reproduction of the jersey worn in 1951 by the Minneapolis Millers
- Authentic gray wool flannel
- Felt lettering
- Golden Jubilee patch on left sleeve
- Felt #28 (Willie Mays) on back
- Item #: MIN51R
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I love this jersey. From the detailed lettering to the comfortable material, the shirt is outstanding. While EFF garments are not inexpensive, they are timeless. I can see myself wearing this short in 2 or 3 decades. In that sense, the shirt is affordable. Great addition to my sports wardrobe.
Overall, I think it's great. However, the jersey itself feels a little long, particularly since it's going to be worn untucked. If it was an inch or so shorter, it'd be perfect. Thanks again!
I love this jersey. The only thing I get more compliments on from people besides this is my Expos hat. The quality of construction is superb. The one I bought is a slightly older version that does not have the American Association patch on the left sleeve. My only complaint is that the combination of Georgia summers and wool can be a little...stinky and uncomfortable. :) Just means I need to move.
It is everything I wanted to be
This is absolutely one terrific-looking gray flannel. I'm very pleased with the quality and the fit. The stitching is solid; the felt letters/numbers and Golden Jubilee patch are indeed colorful, both applied professionally. And to wear one of Willie Mays's pre-MLB jerseys is a major bonus. Worth every penny and will cherish forever. Thanks again, EFF.