Tacoma Giants 1960 Road Jersey
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History: On April 16, 1960, over 12,000 people turned out at Cheney Stadium for Tacoma's first appearance in the Pacific Coast League since 1905, a doubleheader against the Portland Beavers. After losing the first game, Tacoma won the nightcap behind 22-year-old starting pitcher Juan Marichal (#21) who would go on to a Hall of Fame career with the San Francisco Giants.
- Made in the USA
- Pacific Coast League
- Authentic reproduction of the jersey worn in 1960 by the Tacoma Giants
- Authentic gray wool flannel
- Black on orange "Tacoma" on front
- Black on orange felt #21 on back
- Black and orange trim on collar and sleeves
- Item #: TAC60R
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I was serving on active duty in Seattle in 1991 when I first discovered Ebbets Field Flannels through a small magazine article. Just a few weeks removed from my first visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame, I was inspired to find a flannel after seeing the incredible uniform artifacts from the game's history. My very first jersey, a 1939 SF Seals flannel with zipper closure, was in my hands after visiting the EFF storefront on Seattle's Western Avenue. Nearly 30 years and 12 more flannels (22, EFF caps, two jackets and countless t-shirts) later, all of my EFF products have stood the test of time and wear. Adding the 1960 Tacoma Giants road jersey to my collection of wearable history required nearly no thought. I have wanted a road jersey offset the 1960 Tacoma home jersey for quite some time. When the EFF package arrived, I was excited as a child on Christmas morning as I opened parted the EFF tissue paper to reveal the beautiful gray wool flannel. Each two-color athletic felt letter and numeral was perfectly placed and sings "vintage" in the same way all of my other Ebbets Field Flannels do. Though I have only worn this 1960 Tacoma Giants Road jersey a few times in public, I have already been met with interest and questions from strangers inquiring about it (that's part of the fun of wearing history). A collector of genuine vintage baseball uniforms from the 1930s-50s, I am always impressed by EFF's attention to details in how they capture the essence of the original uniforms. I look forward to my next reproduction jersey and cap purchases which will surely be from my favorite company, Ebbets Field Flannels.