BRIDGEPORT AMERICANS 1921
El Hombre Goma (The Rubber Man), Jose Rodriquez, was the archetype utility man who led the Americans in batting in 1921. It also revives the last cap to use the patriotic pinstripes worn by a variety of baseball teams from 1917- 1921 in support of WW1 dough boys. It's unclear whether Jose's sobriquet came from a gumbylike dexterity or his utility in the infield, playing all the positions, but first base well enough to be considered the best in Cuba in his early days. They called him Joe for 3 years on John McGraw's Giants and many more in the minors, but El Hombre Goma is legendary in Cuba as player, manager and member of the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame. Red and Navy Pinstripes on White wool flannel, Embroidery on Felt Patch, Navy Visor and Button, Leather Sweat Band.