Memphis Red Sox baseball jersey worn by Neil Robinson during the 1940s. The game-worn, baseball jersey is made from light gray and white wool woven fabric. It is short-sleeved with a round neckline. There is blue piping stitched over red ribbon that outlines the neckline running down the button band, around the sleeve seams, and across the top of the shoulders. Blue wool patch letters, outlined in red wool patches, are sewn across the front of the jersey and read [MEMPHIS]. The [MEM] is on the proper right side of the jersey and [PHIS] across the proper left side of the jersey with the [P] in the button band. There are seven button holes running down the proper left side of the button band. There are six buttons on the proper right side of the button band: five (5) mother-of-pearl buttons and one (1) green plastic button. The third button from the top is missing. On the back of the jersey, blue wool patch numbers outlined in red wool patches is the number  sewn across top center area. A red, white, and blue shield-shaped patch has been sewn onto the proper left sleeve of the jersey. The top field of the patch is blue with thirteen (13) white stars. The bottom of the patch is red with small white stripes. The bottom of the jersey has small slits that run up the proper left and proper right sides of the jersey. The tag on the inside of the neckband is black with red and white stitched letters that read, [MACGREGOR / GOLDSMITH / CINCINNATI, OHIO, U.S.A. / T.M. REG. U.S.A. & FOREIGN COUNTRIES] with [SIZE /44] stitched to the far right and the company logo stitched on the far left of the tag.
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wool with thread, plastic, mother of pearl and synthetic fiber
H x W x D (On form): 31 3/4 × 26 × 15 in. (80.6 × 66 × 38.1 cm)
L x W (Flat): 33 1/4 × 33 11/16 in. (84.5 × 85.5 cm)
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
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