Baltimore Elite Giants Vintage Inspired Varsity Jacket
Description: These Vintage Inspired varsity jackets provide the same Ebbets Field Flannels quality that you know and love with a streetwear sensibility. Expertly crafted from superior quality materials, taking some of our favorite teams and reimagining them as a key piece of your everyday uniform.
- Black wool blend body
- Red faux leather sleeves
- Chenille and felt appliqué patches
- 2x2 ribbed knit collar and cuffs
- Black quilted lining
- Snap closures
League: Negro National League
History: The 1949 Elite Giants were led by a 20-year-old infielder named Jim Gilliam. After three straight All Star seasons in Baltimore by Gilliam, he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers, where he won the 1953 National League Rookie of the Year. As the Dodgers’ leadoff hitter for most of the 1950s, Gilliam won four World Series titles, made two All Star Game appearances, and saw his number 19 jersey later retired by the club.