Seattle Pilots 1969 Authentic Jacket
History: American League expansion was hastily moved up to 1969 because of pressure to place a new team in Kansas City after the departure of the A’s for Oakland. A second team was needed, and Seattle was chosen, even though Sick’s Stadium was inadequate and the ownership group under-funded. Let’s talk uniforms, though: The Pilots were on the cutting edge, with a snazzy pilot wheel logo and military “scrambled eggs” on their hats. The club’s one season in Seattle might have remained obscure if it had not been memorialized in Pilot hurler Jim Bouton’s groundbreaking book “Ball Four”. The team started 1970 Spring Training as the Pilots, but ended it as the Milwaukee Brewers, when a shrew auto dealer named Bud Selig acquired the team out of bankruptcy. This great jacket is made of cotton-backed acetate satin and features a quilted lining. The pilot wheel patch is on the left chest and MLB’s 100th Anniversary patch is sewn onto the left sleeve.
- Made in the USA
- Exact reproduction of the team jacket worn by the Seattle Pilots in 1969
- Royal Satin body and sleeves
- Embroidered felt patch on left chest
- 100% Wool knit trim
- Pouch style pockets
- Black quilted lining
- Snap front
- Item#: SEA69J
Initial run limited to 12-24 jackets. These jackets are available for pre-order, with completion dates for the first group starting in mid-October. After the first production run is sold out, we will schedule additional production batches, but these would likely not be ready until early 2022.