Hank Aaron French Terry Script Hooded Sweatshirt
Description: This is quite simply the best sweatshirt you can buy: cozy French terry with felt patches.
- French terry sweatshirt
- Natural heavyweight 100% cotton
- Royal blue, cream and red three-layer felt "44" sewn on chest
- Hank Aaron 715 home run patch sewn on left sleeve
- Ribbed side panels
- Raglan sleeves
- 1/2" flat drawcord with brass aglets
- Front pouch pocket
- Machine wash cold inside out; hang dry
- Item #: AARHS
History: The man who would become known as “Hammerin’ Hank” had a tryout with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949 as a 15-year-old. The Dodgers passed, but after Aaron joined the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League, the scouts took notice. He was offered contracts by both the New York Giants and the Boston Braves. As the Braves offered $50 more per month, Hank signed with Boston, who assigned him to their Eau Claire, Wisconsin farm club. He was called up to the Braves – now in Milwaukee – in 1954. Hank famously broke Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record on April 8, 1974, when he hit #715 off a pitch by Al Downing (who coincidentally also wore #44).