Hebrew Orphan Asylum Grounds Crew Jacket
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History: The Hebrew Orphan Asylum was a philanthropic organization designed to care for Jewish orphans. The original building was on East 77th Street, but it was the ballfield at the later facility on Amsterdam Avenue and 136th Street that hosted occasional Negro league baseball games. The Asylum also featured their own baseball and basketball teams. In another curious baseball connection, the New York Yankees had originally planned to purchase the Asylum grounds to construct a new stadium in Manhattan, but ended up choosing the Bronx instead for Yankee Stadium when the land deal fell apart.
- Made in the USA
- Black lightweight cotton twill blend
- Water resistant fabric
- Slash pockets in front
- Chest emblem & felt letters on back
- Pencil pocket on left sleeve
- Cellphone pocket inner-left chest
- Item #: HOAWJ
GROUNDS CREW JACKETS
Great fit, super comfortable, and definitely cool looking! Arrived on time, in spite of pandemic situation. Will be ordering many other items from you!