LOUISVILLE COLONELS BASEBALL 1968-72 Unisex short sleeve t-shirt

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The Colonels were a farm team of the Red Sox for two stints -- 1939–55 and 1968-72A -- and included on its roster players like stars included Carlton Fisk, Dwight Evans, and Luis Tiant.
It's interesting to note that, prior to the Colonels '68-72 stint, they were the Toronto Maple Leafs. Walter J. Dilbeck purchased the Leafs and moved 'em to the Derby City. The team stayed until the Kentucky State Fair Board decided to rehab Fairgrounds Stadium to be more football-prone than baseball prone. So, the team packed up and moved to Pawtucket where they became the Red Sox and have been there ever since. Ironically, baseball returned to Louisville when the same stadium was renovated for baseball in 1981 and the Springfield Redbirds came to Louisville as the Louisville Redbirds, later called the Louisville Bats.

And the chick in the photo? Purportedly, that's Patti D'Arbanville. Patti was the inspiration for two Cat Stevens' songs ("Lady D'Arbanville" and "Wild World"). Plus, she had roles in two Warhol movies and was married to actor Don Johnson.

This super-soft, baby-knit t-shirt looks great on both men and women – it fits like a well-loved favorite. Made from 100% cotton, except for heather colors, which contain polyester.

• 100% ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
• Baby-knit jersey
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Cover stitched and hemmed sleeves
• Side-seamed

Size guide

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Length (inches) 28 29 30 31 32 33
Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28

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