Caruthersville Pilots 1937 Home Jersey
History: Caruthersville, a town in the "boot heel" of Missouri, was part of the vast farm system of the St. Louis Cardinals, which encompassed 33 clubs in 1937. By contrast, the Chicago White Sox only had one minor league affiliate. The Pilots featured future Cardinals third baseman Whitey Kurowski, who was a five-time major league all-star despite missing part of his right forearm due to a childhood illness.
- Made in the USA
- Northeast Arkansas League
- Authentic reproduction of the jersey worn by the 1937 Caruthersville Pilots
- Authentic cream baseball flannel
- Chainstitch lettering and details
- Number 13 on back
- Item #: CAR37H
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Each item I buy from Ebbets Field Flannels has a story or a reason I bought it. I bought this jersey for one, because it is a Missouri team and I'm a Missouri boy. They were one of many farm teams for the St. Louis Cardinals. The main reason though, is the Caruthersville School District was the first district to offer me a teaching contract in 1981. I was certified in Special Education and the contract was offered after only seeing my placement papers from college. Like many of their items, the jersey is colorful and stands out. I get many comments and questions. People are surprised and intrigued when they learn the name "Pilots" doesn't come from airplane pilots but river boat pilots. Further demonstration of the historical element of Ebbets Field Flannels apparel.