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Baseball Uniform
about 1930-1945
Clothing Maker:Made by Unknown
Shirt and pants: machine-stitched wool, with enameled non-ferrous metal (?) buttons. The pants have strips of elastic in the waistband and around the leg openings. Stockings: Machine-knitted cotton.
Primary Dimensions (center back length x width across shoulders): 29 1/4 x 22in. (74.3 x 55.9cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Savitt
Description: Baseball uniform consisting of a shirt, pants and a pair of half-stockings. The shirt and pants are cream-colored wool. The short-sleeved shirt has "SAVITT GEMS" in dark blue wool appliqued across the chest, and "6" appliqued at the center back. The sleeve openings and the button placket and neckline are trimmed in narrow dark blue braid. The collarless shirt closes at center front with four cream-colored enameled buttons. The seams are flat-felled. Worked eyelets under the arms allow for ventilation. The pants are below-knee length, the legs ending with elastic (now shot) within a casing. The side seams are decorated with the narrow blue braid. There is no waistband; however, the waist is lined with a band of white twill-woven cotton, with two short strips of elastic inserted on the sides. There are three very wide belt loops and two narrow belt loops. The pants close with a button fly at center front. There is one pleated pocket on the back right hip. The crotch is reinforced with a lining of plain-woven white leather. The half-stockings are footless, with only a loop through which to insert the foot. The legs are knitted in bands of dark blue and white, ending with an 11-inch-wide band of blue.
Historical Note: The Savitt Gems were a semi-pro baseball team in Hartford, Connecticut, that was owned by the donor, William Savitt, a well-known local jeweler.
Object Number: 1990.51.1756a-d
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