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Manufactured by:
Rawlings, American, founded 1887  Search this
Worn by:
Curtis Charles Flood, American, 1938 - 1997  Search this
Subject of:
St. Louis Cardinals, American, founded 1881  Search this
synthetic fiber, rayon thread, felt, and plastic
H x W x D (on form): 33 1/4 × 25 × 12 in. (84.5 × 63.5 × 30.5 cm)
H x W (flat): 33 1/2 × 21 in. (85.1 × 53.3 cm)
sports uniforms
Place used:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
This baseball jersey was game worn by Curt Flood in 1966 playing for the St. Louis Cardinals. The jersey is short-sleeved and collarless. It is made from a white synthetic fabric and closes down the center front using seven (7) pearlized white plastic buttons. The word "Cardinals" is embroidered in red rayon thread across the front chest with a gold baseball bat above it and two (2) cardinals sitting perched on the bat. The embroidery goes across the front opening. The number "21" in red and blue felt is sewn at the proper right side below the embroidery. A red Rawlings manufacturer's label is sewn at the proper left side near the hem with an additional white label sewn just above the hem and below the red label containing care information. Red and blue felt letters and numbers are sewn on the back shoulders reading "FLOOD / 21". The jersey is not lined.
African American  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture