1939 Brooklyn Bums Tee

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The Story

The story of how the Brooklyn Dodgers came to be known as "The Bums" takes us back to a cab ride in 1939 when sports cartoonist Willard Mullin of the New York World Telegram asked a cab driver how the Dodgers were doing. The cabbie replied, “Dem Bums are bums.” The encounter gave Mullin an idea, and he soon developed a cartoon character, the “Brooklyn Bum,” to symbolize the team (read: they were awful). To make things even more embarrassing for the Dodgers, circus clown Emmett Kelly, from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, often appeared at Ebbets Field as the Dodgers unofficial mascot at that time.

Our signature tee was crafted with the intention of being the softest shirt in your lineup. Made with a blend of fabrics including high quality combed and ring spun cotton, our tee is cut for a modern fit and printed with water-based inks that actually blend into the fabrics giving it more character with every wash.

  • Vintage Grey
  • Premium Tri-blend Fabric
  • Vintage Wash
  • Printed in New York