Founded in 1988, Ebbets Field Flannels have become renowned for their ability to manufacture exact replicas of genuine mid-Century American sportswear apparel. Inspired by lesser-known independent league teams and dedicated to using original materials and techniques, Ebbets Field Flannels are committed to staying faithful to original designs and have grown to become the finest producer of vintage American baseball attire.
The Hebrew Orphan Asylum Crewneck Sweater has been inspired by vintage sweatshirts from the 1940s. The Hebrew Orphan Asylum was a philanthropic organization designed to care for Jewish orphans. The original building was on East 77th Street, but it was the ballfield at the later facility on Amsterdam Avenue and 136th Street that hosted occasional Negro league baseball games. The Asylum also featured their own baseball and basketball teams. In another curious baseball connection, the New York Yankees had originally planned to purchase the Asylum grounds to construct a new stadium in Manhattan, but ended up choosing the Bronx instead for Yankee Stadium when the land deal fell apart.
The sweats are made of incredibly soft 100% cotton large loop French terry fabric, and feature ribbed V-notch, wide waistband, and interlock stitching. They are adorned with sewn felt letters in the style of our most popular historic teams
- Made in the USA
- Tri-Blend Fabric
- Screen Print Design
- V-Notch Insert Neck
- Machine Washable
- Item #: HOACS