Los Angeles Nippons Authentic Jacket
Description: An authentic Los Angeles Nippons jacket. Navy wool jacket with felt lettering.
- Exact reproduction of the team jacket worn by the Los Angeles Nippons
- 100% wool body and sleeves
- Red felt "LA" on front
- Button front
- Item#: LANJ
League: Japanese Baseball
History: The Nippons were LA's top Japanese team before World War II, competing against the best semi-pro and amateur talent of the day. The day after the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, FBI agents showed up at the Nippons' game against a Paramount Studios team and questioned the players. This was the end of the Golden Age of Japanese baseball on the West Coast, as Order 9066 soon forced Japanese-Americans from their homes for the war's duration.