Brooklyn Dodgers 1947-50 Authentic Jacket
Description: An authentic Brooklyn Dodgers jacket from 1947-50. Royal satin jacket with twill lettering.
- Made in the USA
- Reproduction of the team jacket worn by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947
- Royal blue cotton-backed viscose satin body and sleeves
- Twill lettering on chest
- Number 42 on sleeve
- 100% American wool knit trim
- Vintage pockets
- Black quilted lining
- Zipper front
- Item#: BKL47J
Product Details: MLB
History: We were first asked to make this jacket by the costume designer of the film “42” for the actor who played Dodger manager Burt Shotten. Shotten was persuaded to return to lead the Dodgers after the suspension of Leo Durocher. Of course, 1947 was also the rookie season of one Jackie Roosevelt Robinson.
We’ve added Jackie’s number 42 to the sleeve of the jacket, even though the Dodgers didn’t add sleeve numbers until a few years later. The Dodger script is an earlier variation of the more familiar which wasn’t standardized until the early 1950s. This jacket is made of cotton-backed viscose satin with a quilted lining and twill lettering.
A portion of the sales from this jacket goes to the estate of Jackie Robinson.