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Johnny Cooney was the youngest of the "Cranston Cooneys," a Rhode Island ballplaying dynasty begun in the 1890s by James Joseph Cooney, whose four sons all played pro ball. Two brothers never got to the majors, but Johnny strung together 20 seasons in the big leagues that saw him adapt from a pitcher to a potent hitter and outstanding outfielder. His career was spent primarily with the Boston Braves and Brooklyn Dodgers, where he thrived under the tutelage of Casey Stengel. This shirt, worn by Cooney as a member of the Dodgers in 1936, represents a supremely scarce two-year style (1935-36). In fact, it is believed to be one of only two known Brooklyn "pinstriped" jerseys from 1936, with no known examples dating to 1935. It is completely original and unaltered, with thick lettering and numerals ("15") in navy blue applied over red felt, presenting an almost three-dimensional effect. Manufactured by Spalding, it features their label in the collar next to red chain stitching reading "J Cooney 15". Also in red chain stitch is the year designation "36" in the back tail. The condition of this flannel is simply remarkable with no significant structural flaws. A true "type" rarity with timeless vitality.
6,000 USD - 8,000 USD
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