Houston Astros 1965 Authentic Jacket
Description: An authentic Houston Astros jacket from 1965. Navy wool jacket with knit wool trim and a felt patch on the chest.
- Made in the USA
- Exact reproduction of the team jacket worn by the Houston Astros 1965
- American made navy wool body and sleeves
- 100% American wool knit trim
- Felt patch on left chest
- Vintage pockets with leather trim
- Black quilted lining
- Snap front
- Item#: HOU65J
History: When Houston became the first new city added to MLB in the first phase of expansion (the other three new teams were in cities which previously or currently had MLB ball) the name of the team was the Colt .45s. However with baseball’s first indoor facility due to open in 1965, it was decided a new name was needed, and on December 24, 1964, the name “Astros” was chosen for the team which would play in the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. This 100% wool jacket features a quilted lining, and the famed Astrodome on the left chest embroidered felt patch.