We may have found the coolest hand-me-down in baseball history.
They are commodities these days. Worn for a game, a series, sometimes even just an inning before they’re removed, authenticated and sold to collectors.
Back in the 1950s, however, it was still common for big league teams to use the same game jerseys all season. After that, they’d be given away or sold to minor league clubs.
The News-Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina found a jersey that traces its heritage to the careers of two Baseball Hall of Famers–one on the way out and the other on the way up.